Girls Town operates 365 days a year, providing round the clock individualized care. The cost of complete care — everything from room and board to counseling, education, recreation and transportation — is about $215 a day per child. The state of Missouri normally provides a fee for every child placed a Missouri Girls Town. However, that amount is only two-thirds of the total cost of care. One-third of our annual budget must come from other sources — including private supporters who share our goal of helping abused and neglected girls rebuild their lives. For more information on contributing to Girls Town, please see our page on charitable giving.