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Employment agency.

Services for those aged 55+, such as Meals on Wheels and employment assistance.

Long term residential recovery support for men with substance use disorders.

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.

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.

Helps adults with mental and/or physical disabilities obtain and maintain employment.

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.

Experience Works offers employment training services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to low-income older workers in 102 counties in Missouri. Experience Works partners with local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agencies in each of the counties we serve as training sites for participants. Experience Works also actively collaborate with local and public employers to create permanent employment opportunities for older workers who want to re-enter the workforce.

Please contact the Missouri state office to learn more about Experience Works programs and services.

Employment agency.

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