Family Strength

It’s at the heart of everything we do.

Family Strength

At Great Circle, we believe that when children and families are stronger, communities are stronger. We believe that with the right tools and support, families can not only be healthy and loving, but they can thrive and help the people around them thrive as well. So that is our goal: to provide quality behavioral health care that helps families navigate the tougher paths in life and become happier and stronger. Together.

Make Good Mental Health Part of Your Holiday Planning

During the holidays, it’s important to take care of both your physical and mental health.


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Family Strength PDFs

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Family Strength Videos

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Great Circle is the largest provider of family support, mental health and behavioral health services in Missouri

Click on each area of the circle to learn more about how Great Circle helps strengthen families.

Faces of the Circle & Voices of the Circle

Scroll through these inspirational videos and audio messages, below, from Great Circle staff, families & supporters to discover more about family strength. New messages are added weekly.

Great Circle is the largest provider of family support, mental health and behavioral health services in Missouri

Click on each area below to learn more about how Great Circle helps strengthen families

Faces of the Circle & Voices of the Circle

Scroll through these inspirational videos and audio messages, below, from Great Circle staff, families & supporters to discover more about family strength. New messages are added weekly.

Great Circle is the largest provider of family support, mental health and behavioral health services in Missouri

Click on each area of the circle to learn more about how Great Circle helps strengthen families.

Faces of the Circle & Voices of the Circle

Scroll through these inspirational videos and audio messages, below, from Great Circle staff, families & supporters to discover more about family strength. New messages are added weekly.

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Watch President and CEO Vince Hillyer share how Great Circle helps families.

“There is no problem too small or too large. We encourage families to take the first step. Make the call.”

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Watch President and CEO Vince Hillyer share how Great Circle helps families.

“There is no problem too small or too large. We encourage families to take the first step. Make the call.”

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Watch President and CEO Vince Hillyer share how Great Circle helps families.

“There is no problem too small or too large. We encourage families to take the first step. Make the call.”

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Autism Services

Parental Stress

Studies show that parents with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more stress than other families.

Great Circle offers autism respite programs that give parents a break, while giving kids a structured and safe environment. Take advantage of these programs.

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Faces of the Circle

Faces of the Circle

Stephanie Shumpert-Hardin

Stephanie Shumpert-Hardin

Director of Education, Columbia

Director of Education, Columbia

Educating & strengthening central Missouri kids is her passion.

Educating & strengthening central Missouri kids is her passion.

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Faces of the Circle

Faces of the Circle

Mark Leavell

Mark Leavell

Director of Home and Community-Based Services, Kansas City

Director of Home and Community-Based Services, Kansas City

Making families stronger in western Missouri

Making families stronger in western Missouri

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Voices of the Circle

Voices of the Circle

Ben Rayle

Ben Rayle

Teacher’s Assistant,
St. Louis

Teacher’s Assistant, St. Louis

Champion for autism shares open letter written to support parents

Champion for autism shares open letter written to support parents

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Share Your Family Strength

How do you celebrate your family strength?
Show us, tell us your stories, share your strength.

Find Support to Strengthen Your Family

Reach out for help when you, your child or family needs help or is in crisis – it’s a sign of strength. Great Circle has resources and compassionate services that can help make your family stronger.

 

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Tell Your Story

Upload your own video or photos, or send your Family Strength or Great Circle stories. Use #MOFamilyStrength to share on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Five Ways You Can Help

1. Share your strength - Tell a friend in need about Great Circle’s services to help them find the path to a better future.
2. Join the Circle – Learn ways to strengthen your family. Like/Follow us on Facebook. You can even share your own story.
3. Participate in the Circle – Find out about local events, fundraisers and #MOFamilyStrength opportunities
4. Support Great Circle – Donate now to help strengthen other families
5. Volunteer at Great Circle!