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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.

Assistance for children’s medical needs such as prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation expenses.

DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV stepped in to help veterans get the care they need when the federal government terminated its program that helped many of them pay for transportation to and from medical facilities. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by almost 190 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.

The Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area (ESC) is a private non-profit Community Action Agency, created in October 1965 to serve the needs of low-income individuals and families. The mission of the agency is “to help families currently caught in poverty to find a way out, and to work in our communities to prevent the conditions of poverty from affecting future generations.” Our main goal is to help individuals function financially, physically, mentally, and socially at their own level and aid their attempts to attain new levels which will allow them to become self-sufficient. Services include Head Start, Early Head Start, Employment & Training, Weatherization, Home Repair, Women’s Health, and Family Planning.

Helps with unmet needs of children in foster care in McDonald and Newton counties.

FutureLink empowers youth and young adults for career success.  FutureLink provides education, training and support services to disconnected young adults facing educational and economic barriers. Equipping participants with pathways to success that lead to long-term employment in high demand occupations.
The following are examples of the services provided through FutureLink: Tutoring, Adult Mentoring, Occupational Skills Training, Financial Literacy Education, Entrepreneurial Skills Training, Paid Work Experience Programs, Leadership Development Activities, Comprehensive Guidance/Counseling, Alternative Secondary School Offerings, and more.

Food stamps; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Provides $4 rides within Joplin, Webb City, Carterville, Carl Junction, & Duquesne.
Call between the hours of 9am & 5pm M-F and 9am & 3:30pm on Saturday to schedule a ride.
Rides must be scheduled in advance, NO SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE.

Skill assessments, workshops, job training, job search, and other services.

Skill assessments, workshops, job training, job search, and other services.