Center for Human Services
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Letter From CEO

The Center for Human Services (CHS) has provided exceptional services and supports for Missouri citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 65 years, 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 39 counties in the state of Missouri. They would be proud that we serve over 7,800 individuals with disabilities and their families.  They would expect us to continue to lead the way by encourage each individual we serve to live “Life Without Limitations “!

As each year progresses CHS remains strong. We continue to provide community-based services that were outlined in our original articles of incorporation and are always looking toward the future. Our services are assisting individuals with disabilities and their families to meet their goals, and experience their best lives while living, working, playing and becoming a part of their communities. We are an essential part of the community!

As you explore our website, you will see many stories of individuals who have achieved amazing goals in their lives. Your continued support of CHS makes Life without Limitations possible.

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Our History

In 1955, the Crippled Children’s Center was founded as a cooperative service model by a group of innovative community members.

Over the past 65 years, the Center has grown and expanded and now serves over 5000 children and adults with disabilities and their families in multiple counties in Central Missouri.

Today, the Center for Human Services includes four (4) Corporations and four (4) distinct program areas: Family and Child Development, Employment Services, Community Living, and Service Coordination.

In 1963, the name was changed to the Children’s Therapy Center.  In 2018 the name was changed to Center for Human Services, Inc.

The mission of the agency is “Life Without Limitations”.

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Our mission: A life without limitations



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.

CHS Accreditation Letter



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.

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Annual Report

CHS FY19 Annual Report

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Letter