The El Dorado Springs Parents As Teachers program received a grant this week through MissouriCare through Missouri Health Net for $500 which will be used to expand existing program services. Funds were presented by Edward Williams, Missouri Care manager for Marketing and Community Relations, and Nyala Bullock, MissouriCare Community Relations Specialist. Receiving the grant were Tracy Barger – Assistant Elementary Principal, Tracy Lanser – Elementary Principal, Debbie Vickers – Parents As Teachers, Mark Koca -Superintendent of Schools, and Lynn McClaughry – Parents As Teachers director. Lynn commented, “We are so appreciative that MissouriCare has supported our program in this manner, and of the many ways the agency supports the families in our community.”

MissouriCare is provided through the Missouri Health Net, which allows low income and vulnerable citizens of the State of Missouri to purchase and find health care services. The agency assures quality health care through development of service delivery systems, standards setting and enforcement, and education of providers and participants. Besides health care, MissouriCare provides help to clients with dental and vision services, transportation, food assistance, financial assistance with utilities and rent, disability-related services, respite care, and education assistance and many other services. For more information about Missouri Care, visit the MissouriCare website or call 1-866/775-2192.