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Missouri Department of Social Services

The Family Support Division (FSD) can help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs as we support our mission to maintain and strengthen Missouri families.

Child Care (Information for Providers)

Each day, families across Missouri are able to become self-sufficient with help from the Child Care Subsidy Program. The Department of Social Services (DSS) partners with local child care providers to serve these families. Child care providers must be contracted or registered with DSS to receive payment for care provided to subsidy eligible children. Contracts (provider agreements) and registration agreements must be in place before a child can be authorized to a provider to receive payment of child care services.

Based on which category a provider falls into, the application process will vary.

Help with Child Support

The Child Support program responsibilities include locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child and medical support orders, monitoring and enforcing compliance with child and medical support orders, reviewing and initiating modification of support orders and distributing support collections.

Foster Care and Adoption

The Children’s Division is responsible for the administration of child welfare services. The Children’s Division works in partnership with families, communities, the courts and other governmental entities toward ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of Missouri children.

High School Equivalency Courses and Training  MOLearns Adult Online Learning

Intro to MOLearns

MOLearns is a perfect solution for students who would like to reach their goal of earning a high school equivalence (HSE) but can’t regularly make it to traditional classes. Although all official testing must be done in an onsite classroom, you can do the rest of your studying on your computer according to your own schedule – day or night!

To be eligible for the program you must:
be a Missouri resident
be 17 years old or older and not currently enrolled in high school
have the ability to go to an onsite class to take the placement tests
study and communicate with your online teacher regularly
return to an onsite class to re-test as required by your online instructor
have and know how to use an email account
have regular access to a computer with internet access

Please note: Smart phones and tablets are not recommended for online study at this time.

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