Services for those aged 55+, such as Meals on Wheels and employment assistance.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Community Connection is run by volunteers and provides the community a place to donate items for sale and purchase items at a reasonable cost.