Missouri: Health & Disability Programs

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Division is comprised of: vocational rehabilitation, which includes guidance and counseling, job-seeking skills and job placement, and vocational training, and provides assistance with transition services, supported employment services, assistive technology services, and the Ticket to Work Program; disability determination services, which determines medical eligibility for Missourians who have filed for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration; and the independent living program, which provides services to people with disabilities to increase their independence through peer counseling, advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, and legal, housing, transportation, and educational services.
3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 751-3251
Toll-free (877) 222-8963
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Services include adult day care, adult day health care, the Alzheimer’s Safe Return® Program, Area Agencies on Aging and Services, the Missouri Aging Information Network, adult protective services, nutrition services for seniors, the Missouri Rx program, the senior employment program, home and community services, emergency and disaster planning in adult care facilities, and an ombudsman program.
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-6400
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program
Physical activity and self-management programs are provided to people with arthritis and other chronic conditions through Missouri’s Regional Arthritis Centers, including the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, EnhanceFitness, the Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program, and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
University of Missouri-School of Health Professions
Hillcrest Hall, Stephens College Campus
1507 East Broadway
Columbia, MO  65215
(573) 884-1220
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program
The CSHCN Program assists children (birth to age 21) who meet financial and medical eligibility guidelines by providing early identification of children with special needs; funding for preventive, diagnostic and treatment services; and service coordination activities for families. Limited coverage includes outpatient tests and evaluations and/or up to five days of inpatient diagnostic evaluations, and extended coverage includes all of the limited coverage services plus inpatient care, surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, prescription medicines, equipment, and supplies.
Special Health Care Needs
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-6246
Toll-free 800-451-0669
Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ADA)
The Division of ADA oversees a statewide network of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services including assessment, individual and group counseling, family counseling, education, participation in self-help groups, detoxification, residential support services, and specialized services focusing on women, children,  adolescents, compulsive gamblers, and substance abuse traffic offenders.
1706 East Elm Street
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-4122
Toll-free 800-364-9687
Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services (CPS)
The Division of CPS assures the availability of prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation services for individuals and families requiring public mental health including long-term and acute-care facilities, day treatment, outpatient care, psychiatric rehabilitation, housing, crisis services, and hospitalization.
1706 East Elm Street
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-8017
Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Developmental Disabilities
Programs and services of the Division of Developmental Disabilities include Missouri’s Autism Program, which provides support services to families and people with autism living in their own home; employment services; First Steps, which provides early intervention services to families with young (from birth to age 3) children with disabilities; Home and Community-Based, Community Support, and Medicaid Waivers; and self directed services, which include person-centered planning, individual control of budgets, independent support brokerage, and financial management services.
1706 East Elm Street
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-4122
Toll-free (800) 364-9687
Missouri Department of Social Services’ Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB)
RSB provides services to people from those who cannot read regular print to those who are totally blind, to help them reach their maximum potential in the home, community, educational settings, and employment; services are provided through: Vocational Rehabilitation, including diagnosis and evaluation, counseling and guidance, physical or mental restoration, training, job development and placement, rehabilitation engineering, and follow-up services; assistive technology; independent living rehabilitation, which includes the teaching of alternative techniques in the activities of daily living, communication skills most appropriate for the individual, and homemaking activities; children’s services (from birth to fourteen years) to assist in their growth, education and development; older blind services such as a loan program of supplies to people with low vision; transition services to help high school students prepare for the transition from school to either post-secondary education or work; and the Business Enterprise Program, which provides self-employment opportunities to legally blind people.
P.O. Box 2320
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-4249