Ambassadors for Children provides new clothing and self-esteem items for children and teens in foster care. At present, there are over 1,000 children in foster care in Greene, Christian, and Taney Counties and local child abuse rates continue to be higher in comparison with the rest of the state. Many Read more [...]
As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We have three programs where we need volunteers who can commit to spending anywhere between 30 Read more [...]
Kindergarten Readiness and School Success through Family Supports and Provider Education: – Assisting child care professional through group training, technical assistance and other professional development resources. – Offering a clearinghouse of information for families and caregivers of young children. Services include a community referral service based on needs, as well Read more [...]
Child Care Food Program is a reimbursement program for licensed and registered day care/group home providers. It is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and managed and directed by the Missouri Department of Health.
Our mission is to facilitate and promote the building of resilient children, healthy families, and strong neighborhoods and communities through collaboration, programming and resource development.
Outreach Service organization focusing on compassion service and outreach to the most vulnerable neighbors in the Ozarks. Council of Churches runs the following outreach services: – Ambassadors for Children: Services for Foster Families – Child Care Aware of Southern Missouri/Early Childhood One-Stop Program: Early Childhood Referral services and training. – Read more [...]
Crosslines is the largest client-direct food pantry in Greene County, MO, serving nearly 70,000 people annually with emergency food assistance, case management, and referral services to other resources available in the community. In 2016 we distributed nearly 1.7 million pounds of food to the “food-insecure” of our community. We are Read more [...]
Friends of the Zoo of Springfield, Missouri, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help make Dickerson Park Zoo a first-class facility. Friends of the Zoo generates revenue to fund vital zoo projects and programs through various operations and activities. Two of the most important beneficiaries of Read more [...]
The Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation for the world and our place in it. Because we are a non-profit organization we depend on the time and effort of volunteers to Read more [...]
FosterAdopt Connect is a nonprofit organization that specializes in solving problems for kids and families involved in and affected by the child welfare system. Our mission is “to provide foster and adopted children a stable, loving and nurturing family environment by support and advocacy for abused and neglected children and Read more [...]