After school and summer programs for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is a non-profit partnership that works in the areas of health, safety, prevention, and education. We work with businesses and community agencies to coordinate resources that will strengthen families and prevent unhealthy and unsafe behaviors. Our initiatives include: Safe Kids, SafeTeens, Project CARE (Child Abuse Prevention), Drug Free Communities, Live Smart, Crossroads Project, and Healthy Children’s Initiative. We also support numerous community coalitions.
The Arc provides a wide array of services ranging from residential, employment, community integration, day programming and recreation services.
Long term residential recovery support for men with substance use disorders.
We provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment for youth ages 6-18 through after school and summer programs. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our members often spend more time in our facilities than in their own homes. For this reason we strive to offer every opportunity for character and leadership development, job readiness, and life-enriching programs.
Provides free and confidential information for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy. Our services include pregnancy tests, 1st Trimester ultrasounds preformed by RNs, peer counseling, community referrals, adoption assistance, one-on-one pregnancy/parenting classes, material assistance, and limited std testing.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) is a faith-based non-profit agency that provides a wide range of social service programs to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families of all faiths. Its service area includes the 39 southernmost counties in the state of Missouri. The following programs are offered from its office in Joplin: 1) repair/rebuild homes for survivors of natural disasters, and low-income families; 2) immediate and long-term disaster response; 3) homelessness prevention services; 4) supportive services for veteran families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness; 5) family strengthening case management services; and 6) housing and financial counseling. CCSOMO also operates a thrift store called GoodFinds.
Early Intervention Developmental Therapy Program and Missouri First Steps Provider. Chiildren between the ages of 6 months and 36 months are provided early intervention (developmental therapy), speech, language, occupational, and/or physical therapy in a developmentally appropriate setting. Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County provides accessible child care and developmental pre-school opportunities for medically fragile and/or special needs children. In addition, transportation services are offered to families needing such for their child to access needed therapies at the Center. Spanish interpretation services and bilingual staff are available for children from Spanish-speaking homes.
A not-for-profit child advocacy center headquartered in Joplin, Missouri has been providing victim assistance services since May 5, 1997 to sexually abused and/or physically abused children, ages birth through 17, and their families. As a child advocacy center (CAC), ChildrenÕs Center provides many benefits, both to victims and families as well as the community as a whole. For victims and their families the benefits of a CAC are readily apparent: consistent and prompt follow-up to abuse reports; crisis intervention; consistent and compassionate support for the child and family; referrals to professionals with expertise in specialized fields; dramatically fewer victim interviews; and increased successful prosecutions.
Children’s Haven provides emergency shelter to children ages 0-17 whose families are experiencing a crisis. A family crisis may include but is not limited to homelessness, parent or sibling hospitalization, fear of child abuse or neglect, lack of food or utilities, parents seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment, or incarceration of a parent.