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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.

While our Volunteers are likely to go anywhere in America when a major disaster strikes, the American Red Cross of Southern Missouri routinely serves 29 counties in southern Missouri.

The Arc provides a wide array of services ranging from residential, employment, community integration, day programming and recreation services.

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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.

The Carthage United Way, Inc. provides funding for 15 agencies in the Carthage area to help them better educate, provide health care and income for food, clothing, and shelter to those in need.

We provide shelter for those who are homeless.
We provide a safe place where people can come to get their lives put back together.
We provide spiritual, financial, and life guidance to those who stay with us.
We provide food, clothing, and household items to those who are in need in our community.
We provide a place for people in our community to serve the “least of these.”

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The Council of Churches of the Ozarks assists with basic services, food, shelter, clothing, a comforting hand to help in times of need. Committed to the idea of serving the community through unity and with compassion, CCO serves children, seniors, families, and individuals through nine unique outreach services. As complex community issues, such as child abuse, poverty, homelessness, and hunger arise, CCO and its outreach services, in partnership with member churches, engage these issues, offering service and a faith-based voice.

Through the Circles® program, United Way of SW Missouri & SE Kansas partners with a coalition of community organizations to help families on their journey out of poverty.  As part of the program, Jasper County residents participate in free educational classes and receive mentoring.