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Columbia, Missouri is a fantastic location for families with children and teenagers, as well as couples. Within the city you are sure to find several locations to meet your needs. The Finger Lakes State Park is a great place to enjoy recreational activities such as canoeing, swimming, and even camping. Children, teenagers, and adults within the family will be able to benefit from a family outing at this site on Peabody Road.1 Another great attraction includes the AMF Town & Country Lanes; partake in a friendly game of bowling or play 8 ball in order to spend fun quality time with your family. Three Creeks Conservation Area is another great place for families who enjoy the great outdoors; here you can ride horseback or hike on the multiple trails. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar of events for the Hearnes Center, which features everything from concerts to the Harlem Globetrotters.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Columbia

Couples who are considering having children but who have questions about the responsibilities of raising a family can get important guidance from Lutheran Family and Children's Services. Couples can learn about the financial obligations involved, inquire about adoption procedures, and gain valuable parenting skills that will help them provide a loving and supportive environment that facilitates positive social and emotional growth for their child. These services are confidential and are provided free of charge. Call 573-815-9955 to learn more.2

Fathers First is a program overseen by Central Missouri Community Action. The program supports the efforts of local dads and father figures to be involved in the lives of their children. Through workshops, support groups, and recreational activities, fathers learn how to engage with their children in a manner that encourages their child's positive self-esteem, development of empathy, ability to make pro-social choices, and desire to improve school performance. Further information about these services is available by calling 573-443-8706 extension 1057.3

Children who live in poverty-stricken areas of Columbia can participate in the Moving Ahead Program, which is facilitated by the Columbia Housing Authority and the University of Missouri-Columbia. The goal of the program is to twofold: First, it provides children a safe place to go after school. During that time they can do homework, get tutoring assistance, play games, and participate in cultural and recreational activities. Secondly, the program builds life skills that help children stay on a positive track and avoid negative behaviors such as criminal activity. By helping children become more resilient, the program also strengthens families and improves the overall safety of the community. Call 573-443-2556 extension 1273 to inquire about this program.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The City of Columbia, Missouri offers many services to help residents alleviate stressors in their life. From prenatal pregnancy and counseling services to financial assistance for families who cannot afford food, the city's Division of Human Services ensures the proper resources are in place for families to be as successful as possible. Their medication assistance program provides additional assistance to low-income residents so they can get the prescriptions they need to maintain good physical and mental health. Contact the city's Human Services office at 573-874-7488 for additional details.5


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2. Lutheran Family and Children's Services. (2017). Becoming a Parent. Retrieved from
3. Central Missouri Community Action. (2017). Fathers First. Retrieved from
4. University of Missouri. (2017). Moving Ahead Program. Retrieved from
5. City of Columbia, Missouri. (2017). Social Services. Retrieved from

Columbia is located in Boone County, Missouri. It has a land area of 64.98 square miles and a water area of 0.26 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 119,108 people with 45,024 households and a median annual income of $44,907. .

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Columbia is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Columbia are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Columbia public health department.