The Center for Human Services (CHS) has provided exceptional services and supports for Missouri citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1955. Our original mission included establishment of programs and services that change the way the community defines and views people with disabilities. I believe that the original board of directors would be proud of the fact that we now provide services in over 36 counties in the state of Missouri and are leading the way by assisting people to live “Life Without Limitations”!
In 1955, the Crippled Children’s Center was founded as a cooperative service model by a group of innovative community members. The Center began with one teacher and 9 children and has grown to be the Center for Human Services today, serving over 4000 children and adults with disabilities and their families in multiple counties in Central Missouri. The Center for Human Services is an umbrella title which includes six (6) Corporations and four distinct program areas: Family and Child Development, Employment Services, Community Living, and Service Coordination.
The Center for Human Services is proud to have achieved accreditation by the international accrediting body, CARF, since 1986. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. To be granted accreditation, we have demonstrated that we meet international standards for quality and are committed to pursuing excellence, by demonstrating our commitment to offering the highest quality of programs to a team of surveyors during periodic on-site visits.
The Center for Human Services various operating boards are made up of members of the community who invest their time and energy offering effective leadership. Each board performs independently creating a close cooperative partnership. The following boards ensure the community of the most efficient and operative means for providing the highest quality service.Read More