Wentzville Office (636) 332-0899
Hannibal Office (573) 221-2256


In order to stop child abuse, we need to start talking about it.

Our Mission: 

RESPONDING TO CHILD ABUSE THROUGH A SUPPORTIVE TEAM APPROACH TO REDUCE THE TRAUMA TO CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

HEALING - HELPING - HOPE

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Prevention™” is a national and local public awareness campaign that puts a new spin on prevention. The campaign uses community activities and public policies to prioritize prevention right from the start, making sure child abuse and neglect never occur. Learn more

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Our Story

The Child Center, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 as a not for profit child advocacy agency.  The center first received funding from the Department of Social Services and officially started providing services October 1, 2000.  The center is a Full Member and Accredited through the National Children’s Alliance as of October 2004.   The Center has expanded its service area to include the fourteen (14) counties of St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Marion, Monroe, Shelby, Lewis, Clark, Knox, Scotland and Schuyler.  The main office is located in Wentzville with satellite offices located in Hannibal and Memphis.

Report Child Abuse

If you suspect child abuse, call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-392-3738

If you are calling from out-of-state: 573-751-3448