Wentzville Office | 636-332-0899
Hannibal Office | 573-221-2256


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

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.

The Child Center, Inc. is Awarded $109,000 in Youth Opportunities Program Tax Credits

August 22, 2017

The Child Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) Tax Credit is now available for anyone who pays Missouri State Income…

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Capital Campaign:

We are busting at the seams with our current staff. We are currently in the front space of the building – ADDING space in the back.  We will be expanding from 1 Interview room to 2, and each Interview room has an Observation room attached, so we have 4 room to add to the new space that requires sound proofing. Due to the current court process it is imperative that only 2 voices be heard on the recordings (the child’s and the interviewer), and with the increase in children we serve here, sometimes more than one family may be in the waiting area. We are also anticipating an expansion in our mental health services in the next fiscal year, but have no space for them (also needs to be sound proofed). This new space will be addressing these problems.

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Our Mission:

Responding to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce
trauma to children and their non-offending family members.
Healing ~ Helping ~ Hope

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