About Missouri Family to Family
Who we are
MOF2F is a statewide resource individuals with disabilities or special healthcare needs and their families. We offers a network of free support options so that individuals and families are well informed, hopeful, connected within their communities and know they are not alone in their experience with disability.
We provide information on options and needed services throughout the life course and for every situation to individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers, professionals in the disability field, and the general community. Through our network Sharing Our Strengths, we connect parents and caregivers of children with disabilities to other parents and caregivers so they can relate to someone who knows what they are experiencing and can guide them. We also help families who are interested in helping other families or creating a better world for people with disabilities to build their skills as leaders and volunteers and be connected to opportunities to make a difference.
We want to live in a world where everyone is:
- valued and treated with respect, fairness and equality
- included in their communities
- given opportunities to dream, achieve success and change the world.
Who supports us?
Missouri Family to Family is a program of the University of Missouri, Kansas City's Institute for Human Development, UCEDD.
MOF2F is a partnership between the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD; the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council; the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services; and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Learn about our partners:
The Instititute for Human Development (IHD) houses one of the 60 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) across the country which supports people with developmental disabilities by building programs and activities designed to promote self-determination and independence, productivity and employment, and integration in all facets of community life.
The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is a federally funded consumer driven council appointed by the Governor. Its mandate is to plan, advocate for and give advice concerning the programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities that will increase their opportunities for independence, productivity, and integration into communities.
DMH’s main goals are prevention, screening, treatment, rehabilitation and education for those with mental disorders, developmen¬tal disabilities, and substance abuse issues.
DHSS Special Health Services provides statewide healthcare support services, including service coordination, for children and adults with special healthcare needs who meet eligibility requirements. Programs include: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Healthy Children and Youth, Medically Fragile Adult Waiver, and Adult Brain Injury.
Missouri Family-to-Family Center is funded in part by a grant administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs. This grant program was established by the Family Opportunity Act of 2005, amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
MOF2F is also a proud P2P-USA Alliance Member!