Higginsville Habilitation Center


A Department of Mental Health facility supporting people with developmental disabilities. People are supported on-campus in residential cottages and group homes.


The center's mission is to provide an environment where each individual can maximize their potential to independence as a full member of society.


Contact our Personnel Department for information on empoyment opportunities or visit our website at: www.dmh.missouri.gov/higginsville/.


Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri


Outreach Resources

Our primary mission is to provide leadership in securing comprehensive services across the continuum of care. Under the help, leadership and guidance of many stakeholders,the following goals and objectives are the benchmark in which Lafayette County’s success and ours will be measured. They include: Monitoring the availability and delivery of health care services; Ensuring that all residents are informed about available health and wellness services; Holding Lafayette County accountable for its commitment to the health of our citizens; Advocating for the individual, care provider and institutional commitment to the health of our citizens.


The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri has established both a network and several committees to help us reach these goals.We invite you to contact us for additional help and/or information. HCC of Rural MO is located at 811 Highway 13, Lexington, MO; 660-259-9019 or visit: www.hccnetwork.org.


Lafayette County Cancer Coalition


Lafayette County Cancer Coalition’s mission is to provide education, detection clinics, public understanding & support services to victims and families of Lafayette County in all matters related to cancer and its eventual elimination. Many of our services (forums, clinics, support groups, etc.) are provided for the general public. However, individual services (transportation assistance, food supplements, wigs, knitted caps and other prosthetic appliances) may be available. We have a vast supply of informational brochures etc. available for patients and their families as well as a supply of underarm pillows for mastectomy patients. These pillows are made for us by the Quilters Guild of Higginsville. Our sources of income are memorials or other contributions and the annual Lafayette County Cancer Coalition Harry Smith MemorialGolf Tournament which is usually held the first weekendin August at the Higginsville Country Club. Every dollar receivedis used for cancer patients living in Lafayette County. All work is done by volunteers.


Lafayette County Health Department


The Lafayette County Health Department provides population focused programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, and health protection. Services include: Communicable Disease reporting & investigative follow-up; child and adult immunizations; vital records (birth & death certificates); Environmental Health services, including safety inspections of regulated facilities (restaurants and lodging) and food handler classes; Emergency Preparedness planning resources & presentations; maternal childhealth classes & programs such as building tools for young parents; health screenings including: blood pressure, TB, hemoglobin, diabetes, HIV, lead testing, & cholesterol; wellness programs; tobacco cessation education & resources; child care consultation; and school health activities such as Healthy Kids Challenge and Saving Smiles oral health program.The Lafayette County Health Department, accredited by the Missouri Institute of Community Health, is located at 547 S. 13 Highway in Lexington MO. 660-259-4371 or visit:www.lafayettecountyhealth.org.


Missouri Valley Community Action Agency 


MVCAA, a not for profit organization, assists low income families with energy assistance, housing, weatherization, and also facilitates the “Head Start” program for preschoolers. Located at 200 Fairground, MVCAA can be reached at 660-584-3131. 


Higginsville Food Pantry


Higginsville Food Pantry (sponsored by the Church Women of Higginsville & Corder), provides food items and vouchers for meat and milk, as funds are available. Located at Salem United Church of Christ, the Food Pantry can be reached at: 660-584-3603.


House of Hope


House of Hope, Inc. believes that all individuals have a right toa life free of abuse of any kind. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of families affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse by increasing public awareness, providing services, support and shelter, and utilizing resources necessary to serve then eeds of victims and their dependents. For a list of services, please call 660-259-4766. If you are in crisis and need our help, please call 1-888-259-6795.


Heat & Hunger Fund 


Heat & Hunger Fund, administered by Higginsville Ministerial Fellowship, helps individuals and families in crisis situations and provides assistance to travelers with problems. The Heat &Hunger Fund can be reached by calling 660-584-5556.


Salvation Army


"Doing the most good in all times of need.” Even as we support the survivors and first responders of floods, fires and other disasters across the world, we are finding a new level of need in our nation as the economy affects us all. Please give to your local Salvation Army with time, money or goods. To find out more contact BettyThaller, 660-584-7460 or visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.


Foster Grandparent Program


Nationally the Foster Grandparent Program began in 1965. Thelocal Foster Grandparent Project celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. The project enlists senior volunteer tutors and mentors ,age 55 and older, to serve children with special or exceptional needs in Daycares, Pre-Schools, Head Start Centers and public and parochial schools. The local project is sponsored by Bi-County SERVICE, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, connecting 76 voluteers with 34 volunteer stations in Johnson, Lafayette, Ray and Saline counties to serve over 200 children annually. If you would like to learn more about this outstanding program, please stop by 1812 Main, call 660-584-7421 or email to: fgpexec@gmail.com.\


University of Missouri Extension


Using science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension engages people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. MU Extension provides education programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community & Business Development, Human Environmental Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Continuing Education. MU Extension is all about Missourians helping Missourians. Minimal government investment yields manifold results when delivered through MU Extension. Partnerships with government agencies, non-profits and businesses magnify the economic impact. As a result, MU Extension plays a major role in quality of life and economic development in Missouri - and for you.


You may contact University of Missouri Extension at 14 E. 19th Street, call 660-584-3658 or email: lafayetteco@missouri.edu.