Who We Are

ParentLink is a team of caring professionals who understand life’s challenges and the need for confidentiality.  Members of the team are:

  • EXPERIENCEDwith professional backgrounds in fields like child welfare, counseling, education, and public health.
  • TRAINED to provide research-based information on many vital topics and ensure the safety of all children.
  • CONNECTED to educational and state systems supports that can provide the specialized assistance individual situations require.
  • INFORMED, many with Master’s Degrees in fields like education, human development, community healthcare, and early childhood. Others are credentialed as community health workers and other specialties.   


What We Do

ParentLink meets people where they are and helps them get to where they want to go. We support Missouri’s families and communities by linking parents and professionals to evidence-based information and vetted resources. We assist in navigating any barriers to access and service that are encountered, then follow up later to make sure the needs were met.


For information on all ParentLink programs, ​check out our Services Booklet, learn about ​ParentLink’s impact, and read some ​testimonials from those who have ​experienced ParentLink first hand.​

How We Do It​

ParentLink accomplishes its mission through the WarmLine for information and connection, Navigators for dealing with barriers to access, and specializations such as Kinship Care and Early Childhood

ParentLink receives vital support to serve Missouri families from caring organizations, including:​

Strong Partners

Thanks to our great partners, ParentLink has been growing and adapting with Missouri families since 1989 with research-based approaches and vetted solutions. ParentLink is an outreach unit of the University of Missouri College of Education & Human Development.

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