The Ozarks Family Resource Center is an emergency shelter that houses children ages newborn through 18 for up to 30 days, while awaiting reunification with their families or a longer-term alternative placement in foster care.
Due to a lack of available foster homes able to accept children who have suffered abuse or neglect, emergency shelter services are available to provide short-term placement. This allows for sibling groups to remain together while an alternative placement is located.
Short-term shelter services for children removed due to crises also allow for assessments to determine their best possible long-term placement, while providing respite care for foster parents. The Ozarks Family Resource Center also includes a nursery, day care, nursing department, kitchen, internal courtyard and playground.
24/7 Emergency Helpline
Do you need emergency shelter for yourself or a youth in your care? We are here to help! You can call our emergency helpline anytime to discuss how we can help at (417) 861-4244.