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Family Support 
Family Support Counseling, Other Family Support Resources, and Free Family Entertainment 

211: Local Resource Referral Center

 

Dial 211 to connect to a staff member who will connect you with a resource provided in their system.

 

Text Message:

Text UNITE to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor via text.

 

Hours:

24/7

 

Description of Services Provided:

211 is an Information and referral line based on the individual's needs. The staff at 211 will generate a list of referrals based on the needs.

 

Resources include but are not limited to housing, homeless assistance, utilities, COVID-19, and mental health.

Child Care 

Cox Learning Center

 

Phone Number:

(417) 348-8810

 

Address: 

1192 Bird Road

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

6 AM-8 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

Cox Learning Center is a child care program that takes children six weeks to 12 years old.  The Preschool program uses a creative curriculum. You do not have to be an employee at Cox to use their child care services.

 

Cost:

Please call to inquire about pricing and check current availability. State assistance is available for those who qualify.

 

Additional information:

There will be an enrollment interview. The parents or guardian will have paperwork to fill out for state needs (pick up at site), a physical form (picked up at the learning center) -take to the pediatrician, and provide immunization records. 



 

First Presbyterian Preschool

 

Phone Number:

(417) 335-4948

 

Email:

bransonpreschool@gmail.com

 

Address: 

420 West Main Street

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours:

Vary by age group

 

Description of Services Provided:

First Presbyterian is a childcare program for 3-4-year-olds. To be eligible for the 3-year-old class, children must be at least three years of age before August 1 of the year they enroll, and they must be potty trained. These classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday, in morning or afternoon sessions.  To be eligible for the 4-year-old class, children must be at least four years of age before August 1 of the year they enroll, and they must be potty-trained. These classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning or Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon.  

 

Cost:

Please call to inquire about pricing and check current availability. State assistance is available for those who qualify.

 

Additional information:

A health form must be filled out by the child's pediatrician and provide immunization records. 

 

Registration Link:

http://bransonpreschool.com/online_registration

 

Website Link:

http://bransonpreschool.com


 

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC Headstart) 

 

Location(s):

Branson Location

Bobbie Wydeen

(417) 332-0003

829 S Falls Ave.

Branson, Missouri 65616 

 

Ridge Crest Location

Sally Lawler

(417) 302-2243

235 Olympus Drive

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hollister Location

Anne Wyatt

(417) 334-7515

178 Jessica Street

Hollister, Missouri 65672

 

Hours:

Times vary for individual classes. Please call to inquire about hours of operation.

 

Description of Services Provided:

Head Start serves four populations: (1) Families with incomes below designated poverty guidelines; (2) Children from homeless families; (3) Children in Foster Care; (4) Families receiving public assistance such as TANF.

 

Cost:

Please call to inquire about pricing and check current availability. 

 

Additional information:

Call the office to determine financial qualification and OR call 417-864-3430 or toll-free at 1-866-282-3430. You can also fill out our Parent Information Request form and turn it in at one of our offices. Documents to determine financial requirement (10-40 tax form, pay stubs, W2),  Documents for the child to enter the program (Child has to have physical, immunization, birth certificate, Medicaid card)

 

Website Link:

https://oac.ac/head-start/

 

Application Link:

https://oac.ac/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Parent-information-request-3-2017.pdf

 

Poverty Guideline:

https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines

Family Support Counseling

Providers who offer family or related counseling services are listed below. Please click here  to view their full credentials, contact information, and other necessary information on the Mental Health Resource page.

 

Alliance Counseling

  • Julie Deines

  • Kara Young

  • Peggy Foster

  • Thuy Rudy 

 

Burrell Behavioral Health

 

Compass Counseling Services

 

Joey Staples

 

Liza Tsahiridis

 

The Brook Wellness Center

 

Trauma Therapy Intensives & Counseling Services (TTI)

 

  • Sarai Honeycutt

Other Family Support Resources 

Ozark Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC of Taney County)

Address: 

5571 Gretna Rd.  

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours: 

Monday-Friday

8 AM - 4:30 PM 

 

Description of Services Provided:

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) mission is to assist low-income households who have an energy crisis. Other resources are available at OACAC; please contact OACAC to see what is currently available.

 

Other Important Information and Documents Needed to Apply for Services:

  • Complete and turn in the application

  • Must provide social security cards for each household member.

  • Provide copies of utility and heating and cooling for fuel sources.

  • Provide proof of all income sources for all household members.

  • Provide copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Form 1040

  • After the listed steps, send your completed application and required documents to the LIHEAP agency that processes applications in the county. See "Where to Send Your LIHEAP Application" found on the last page of the application. Applications and documents can be mailed or faxed. Please see the application for all information.

 

Application Link:

https://oac.ac/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ENGLISH-2021-LIHEAP-app-REVISED-NOVEMBER.pdf

 

Website Link:

https://oac.ac/liheap-energy-programs/



Options Pregnancy Clinic

Branson, Missouri Location

Phone Number:

(417) 336-5483

Address:

192 Expressway Lane Suite 100

Branson, Missouri  65616

Hours:

Monday-Friday 

9 AM-5 PM

 

Forsyth, Missouri Location

Phone Number:

417-546-3200

Address:

10726 State Highway 76 Suite F

Powersite, Missouri 65731

Hours:

Monday and Wednesday Only

9 AM-5 PM

 

Please call to schedule an appointment to receive services. 

 

Services Provided:

Abortion Information

Abortion Pill Reversal

Adoption Agency Referrals

Community Parenting Education Classes

Maternity & Infant Supplies & Furniture

Mentoring for Dads

Medical Grade Pregnancy Tests

Medical Referrals

Nutrition Education

Pregnancy and Parenting Education

Pregnancy and Parenting Education

Referral for Community Resources

STD/STI Information, Testing, and Treatment

Support for Men

Ultrasound (Onsite)

 

Must be pregnant to receive services. The clinic will provide a test. Please call for more information on services or schedule an appointment for a consultation. 

 

Website Link:

https://optionspregnancyclinic.com/

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Missouri Department of Social Services Call Center:

(855) 373-4636

 

Address: 

Missouri Department of Social Services

2900 Green Mountain Dr.

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours:

Missouri Department of Social Services Call Center

Monday-Friday 

6 AM- 6 PM 

 

Missouri Department of Social Services:

Monday-Friday

8 AM-5 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.

 

Other Important Information and Documents Needed to Apply for Services:

  • To be eligible for this benefit program, applicants must be a resident of the state they apply for and a U.S. citizen, legal alien, or qualified alien. 

  • You must be unemployed or underemployed and have low. 

  • You must also be one of the following: Have a child 18 years of age or younger, be pregnant, or be 18 years of age or younger, and be the head of your household.

 

To Apply: 

  • Watch orientation video

  • Complete Temporary Assistance Orientation Acknowledgement

  • Complete Personal Responsibility Plan

  • Complete Child Support Forms

 

Application Link:

https://formsportal.dss.mo.gov/content/forms/af/moa/my-dss/family-support-division/im-1tasf/im-1tasf.html

 

To Submit Application:

Send your printed application and forms by email, fax, or mail to the listed information below.

 

Email:

FSD.Documents@dss.mo.gov

 

Fax: 

573-526-9400

 

Address:

Family Support Division

615 E 13th St

Kansas City, Missouri 64016

The Brook Wellness Center

Phone Number:

(417) 527-8877

 

Address: 

895 State Hwy 248

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours: 

Monday-Friday

9 AM-5 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

Outpatient treatment, individual counseling, and family counseling. 

 

Mental Health Services: Individual and family counseling, outpatient treatment, and other resources. 

 

Safe meeting location: For parents, social services, and children. The Brooke Wellness Center will assist in the reunification of families. 

 

Healthy Lifestyle Classes: Anger management, parenting, budgeting, and finances.

 

Please call to schedule an appointment to receive services. 

 

Website Link:

https://www.thebrookwellnesscenter.org/

The Crisis Center of Taney County

24-Hour Hotline: 

1(866)379-0074

 

Local Hotline:

(417) 561-5084

 

Address: 

226 Benton St.

Rockaway, Missouri

 

Hours: 

24/7

 

Description of Services Provided:

The Crisis Center of Taney County, Inc.'s mission is to provide quality residential and non-residential services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

 

Services offered: 

The Crisis Center of Taney County is a 24-hour crisis hotline; 24-hour shelter access; transitional housing; crisis intervention; case management; support groups; court advocacy; personal advocacy; information and referrals; victim education; peer counseling; community education; transportation, including cab and bus fare; emergency financial assistance; prescription assistance; food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies. Group meetings are available for anyone in need on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-7:00.  Childcare is available during the group meetings.

 

Call the local hotline to check availability and see if you meet the qualifications.

 

Other Important Information and Documents Needed:

  • Emergency Shelter: 60-90 days

  • Transitional Housing: 2 years

 

Website Link:

https://www.myharmonyhouse.org/

Free Family Entertainment 

Dewey Short Visitor Center

Phone Number:

1(501) 340-1943

 

Address: 

4500 State Hwy 165 

Branson, Missouri 65616 

Located at the Table Rock State Park

 

Hours: 

Tuesday-Saturday

9 AM-4 PM

 

Description:

Exhibits at the visitor center include a state-of-the-art interactive map of Table Rock Lake, beautiful artistic murals, and a replica of an Ozarks bluff complete with local flora and fauna. A Native American artifact exhibit and Ozark's dioramas are fascinating features of the interpretive center. An interactive water safety exhibit demonstrates the importance of wearing a life jacket, and an expansive cut-away model reveals the inner workings of a hydroelectric dam. The fascinating history of the Corps of Engineers rounds out the exhibits.

Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

Phone Number:

(417) 895-6880

 

Address: 

3601 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy.

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours: 

Monday-Sunday

8 AM-5:30 PM

 

Description:

Located 5.3 miles west of Route 65 on Branson’s strip (Route 76), this 1,534-acre area invites visitors to walk on one of several trails that cross this mostly forested site and enjoy the natural beauty that has drawn visitors to this area for generations. A 0.4-mile trail leads from the main parking lot (south end of the area) to a 40-foot viewing tower. A longer trail, the Henning Homesteaders’ Trail, begins at the north parking lot (accessible from Route 248) and takes visitors past the remains of several homestead sites.

 

Website Link:

https://www.explorebranson.com/profile/ruth-paul-henning-conservation-area/3565

Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery

Phone Number:

(417) 334-4865

 

Address: 

483 Hatchery Rd.

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours: 

Monday-Saturday

9 AM-5 PM

 

Description:

The hatchery includes a free conservation center, where the public can learn more about trout culture, aquatic life, fishing, and the Missouri Department of Conservation's role in aquatic resource management. Conservation Center hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all state holidays.

 

Approximately three miles of trails are available on the hatchery grounds for hiking and wildlife viewing. Some of these trails also provide fishing access to Lake Taneycomo. A concrete boat ramp and two picnic areas are also located in the same area.

 

Website Link:

https://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/shepherd-hills-fish-hatchery