Cool Timeline

2018
2018

Today

Our full continuum of care assists individuals and families with immediate respite from violence, and services which empower clients to find and choose good options for future safety and success. Additionally, we focus on parent education and community education, looking toward a brighter future, and knowing that safe families make happy neighborhoods.  Current staff includes an Executive Director, one full time Court/Victim Advocate, three part time Victim Advocates, a Volunteer Coordinator, four On Call Staff Advocates, and Parent Educators.
2016
2016

November 2016

Linda Mattson hired as the Executive Director.
2016

June 2016

Sarah Clark hired as the Executive Director
2011
2011

2011

Finished construction on garage  for a client’s car; storage area for donations; and upstairs apartment for sheltering pets, indoor play area for children, and/or apartment.
2010
2010

2010

Became one of 34 shelters across USA to implement PAWS (Pets and Women’s Shelter) so pets can be safely housed on-site with women and children fleeing abusive homes. Families are often forced to stay in abusive situations because they fear for their pets’ safety.
2009
2009

June 2009

Established a Children’s Program/Kids Club.
2009

July 2009

Moved into a newly renovated Center at 1220 East 2nd Street, Maryville, MO 64468. This handicapped accessible facility will expand services to house 20 clients, a double garage to house a client’s car, provide storage space for donations and upstairs area for a variety of activities.
2009

2009

The number of clients served increased 51% and the number of direct services offered increased 41%.
2008
2008

July 2008

Received a CDBG grant to purchase a new facility and expand shelter services.
2007
2007

October 2007

Developed a local Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) team.
2005
2005

Year 2005

Received Gladys Rickard grant and paid off our mortgage!
2004
2004

October 2004

A Residential Advocate was added
2004

January 2004

A full time Victim Advocate was hired.
2003
2003

December 2003

Muriel Zimmerman became part time Executive Director.  Shelter opened November 2003.  103 clients served our first year.
2002
2002

November 2002

A part time Court Advocate was added to the staff.
2002

July 2002

We officially became “The Children and Family Center of NW MO”
2001
2001

October 2001

Grant dollars provided for a full time Victim Advocate.
2001

September 2001

The Center also began offering parenting classes
2000
2000

April 2000

A house was purchased; volunteers renovated the facility. Counseling was provided by a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the areas of family violence and abuse.
1999
1999

Spring 1999

A Regional Development Team was created by the Center to help form our mission and objectives: (1) 24-hour crisis intervention and shelter (2) parent education (3) counseling accessible to all in need without regard to income or resources (4) support groups.