Community Resource Guide (PDF)

YMCA Memberships/Programs- Foster youth have access to free YMCA memberships and program offerings through Jefferson City Area YMCA. To access these programs complete the below form and email it to your advocate coordinator.  

YMCA Membership Form (PDF)

JC Parks & Recreation- Foster youth receive access to many Jefferson City Parks and Rec programs at no cost. To register please have your assigned child's caseworker or placement provider complete the form below and email it to your advocate coordinator.

JC Parks Scholarship Form (PDF)

Note: There is a $200/child/year cap on scholarship requests.

For a list of their current programs, visit their website here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Phone: 573.634.3290

Provides one-on-one mentoring for ages 6-18.  The program offers both school-based and community-based mentoring.

ABLE Learning:
Phone: 573.659.3122
Address: 204 E Dunklin St., Jefferson City, MO 65101
Student must be over the age of 16 and no longer enrolled with JCPS to be eligible for the HiSet study program.

Common Grounds:
Phone: 573.522.4314

Central Missouri Community Action:
Phone: 573.443.1100

Below is a link to Jefferson City House Authority's website.

Jefferson City Housing Authority Website

  • Cole County Mobile Food Pantry
    1315 Fairgrounds Rd. Jefferson City, MO 65109
    (open every 3rd Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • First Christian Church Food Pantry
    327 E Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, MO (573) 636-5157
    (Open Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Samaritan Center Food Pantry
    1310 E McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO (573) 634-7776
    (open once monthly)
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
    927 Jefferson St. Jefferson City, MO (573) 635-1975
    (Open Tuesday and Fridays - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Little Explorers Discovery Center
    1002 Myrtle Ave Jefferson City, MO (573) 636-6461
    (open first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • Pregnancy Help Center
    1433 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO
    (Meet Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.) (573) 644-6635