George Washington Carver House is a multi-service community center that takes a holistic approach to service delivery that focuses on the assets of the family. Carver House has more than six decades of providing services that meet the health, social and economic needs of the residents in the area. Our programs are designed to strengthen individuals and families throughout various life stages.

Family Support and Development

Youth Development

The Youth Development Program is a positive alternative for youth ages 10-18 by providing recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. Youth also hone their leadership skills by operating WCH radio via the internet. For more information, visit
HYPERLINK: "http://www.wchradio.net

or HYPERLINK "http://www.waveradio1.com" www.waveradio.com

Special youth projects included: Back To School Store, NCJW, Give Kids A Smile, Halloween Parties sponsored by SLU and Washington University and Christmas Party for 100 Neighborhood Children.

The Family Support and Development Program responds to immediate crisis of families and provides additional services to assist clients in developing life skills to develop long term solutions to recurring problems. The program offers: crisis intervention, information and referral, financial assistance for basic needs and follow-up services. Phase II provides comprehensive casework, short-term counseling, individual and family economic development, self development workshops, life skills and an annual family development retreat. Annual Holiday Giving Programs provides gifts, toys and $40,000 in grants to needy families. The latter is made possible by partnerships with 100 Neediest Cases and B’nai Amoona.
Grandparents As Parents

As of 2000 Carver House has been working with neighborhood based organizations assisting seniors and grandparents as well as the Gateway grandparents/kinship network in East Central Missouri sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension for supportive services to our Grandparents as Parents program.
The Grandparents As Parents Program (GAP) is holistic program that addresses the physical, psychological, health as well as the spiritual needs of the grandparent by providing education, social activities, case management and family support services. The program serves primarily low income grandparents and great grandparents raising children. The overwhelming majority are female head of households between the ages of 45-80+. Over half of the Carver grandparents are age 60 and older. The program also provides services to children under their care, 2-18 years of age.

Program Purpose:
Enhance the quality of life of grandparents and the children under their care by providing a wide range of services and activities.

Program Goals:
Empower grandparents to meet their needs and enable them to provide a stable and supportive home environment.
Decrease isolation of grandparents and increase their socialization experiences.
Connect grandparents to resources to meet the needs of the children under their care.

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