Welcome to ParentLink!

ParentLink

What is ParentLink?

We are a resource for Missouri families and professionals serving families.  We serve all parents and caregivers, including relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, military parents, as well as a range of providers working with families.  One way we support Missouri's parents/caregivers and professionals is through our toll-free ParentLink WarmLine.  Call the WarmLine at: 1-800-552-8522 or En Español: 1-888-460-0008, for Missouri residents. Contact us locally by calling 573-882-7321.  Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  All calls are confidential within the limits of the law.  You may also e-mail your parenting questions to the professionals who staff the WarmLine.

Call the WarmLine for:

  • Access to resources and services for families in your area.
  • Free information on ANY parenting question.  Call about specific situations, developmental stages, or services you are looking for.
  • A free loan library of parenting materials
  • Someone who will listen if you just need to talk about your parenting concern.
ParentLink is located at 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211.  Click here for a link to a map. Tiger Family FestThe Spring Tiger Family Fest is coming up THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, April 26th from 10:30am till 3pm at ParentLink!  Come out and join us for tons of FREE family fun activities including face painting, bounce house, fire truck, book mobile, arts and crafts, stage performers, prizes, and more!  For more information, check out our flyer.  For information on upcoming events where you can find ParentLink, check this out!
Check out our Facebook event page for up to date details of the event!

ANNOUNCING: Relative and Kinship Family Research!  

ParentLink is pleased to support MU research on Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative and Kinship Families.  This study can help us learn what works to keep relative and kinship families healthy and their children successful.  Please see the Recruitment Flyer for details.

 

Upcoming Events: 

Third Thursday of every month:   Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:30-7pm. Child care and a light meal is provided.  RSVP by calling us at 1-800-552-8522 or 573-882-7321.

Starting January 21st, 2014   Cub Hub for Student Parents, Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30-5pm, and Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-7:30pm.  Please call us at 1-800-552-8522 or 573-882-7321 to reserve your spot! 

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What are people saying about us?

Check out some quotes from parents, other caregivers, and professionals working with parents who have used ParentLink's services over the past year.

News and Updates:

Tell Me About Truman the Tiger, a book by MU Professor Dave Schramm, is now available!   MU's family friendly faculty member, Dr. Dave Schramm, recently published his first children’s book, called “Tell Me About Truman the Tiger," a story about a grandfather telling two of his grandchildren about the history of Truman.