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R.L. Smith Hall - Rosa Parks Center

In 2001 the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) opened a group home for young women on campus in the building officially named R. L. Smith Hall. The community-based residential treatment program is for girls 12 to 17. Each resident participates in group and individual counseling and attends classes in an educational program that is accredited by the state.

Residents of the group home enjoy the opportunity to experience life on a college campus. The young women eat in Tucker Dining Hall along with the university students, take walks on the beautiful campus, and attend evening lectures, and other programs.

The Rosa Parks Center also serves as an asset to William Woods University's Social Work program. Social work students gain experience working with the young women in the group home.