Community Partnership of the Ozarks

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Time for spring cleaning has arrived—and that includes your medicine cabinet.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is teaming up with pharmacies and law enforcement to set up a free and safe way for people in the community to dispose of unused or expired medications.

The event will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. and disposal locations will be open until 2 p.m.

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  CoxHealth and Community Partnership of the Ozarks are implementing a new software system that will allow several different parties to team up in getting services to those in need. 

The software, called ServicePoint, will allow CoxHealth and CPO to refer patients and clients to other local agencies like Jordan Valley Community Health Center and the public health department. 

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The annual Point in Time count is held each year across the United States, including in southwest Missouri.  The Community Partnership of the Ozarks is the coordinator of the local effort, which included an event at the Shrine Mosque.

"We have different service agencies that are here.  We have a hot breakfast and warm lunch to bring folks in to do a survey kind of about their housing history," said event co-planner, Amanda Stadler, with Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

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Volunteers will fan out across Greene, Christian and Webster Counties today to count the homeless.  The Every One Counts campaign is being headed up by the Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness.

According to CPO, it’s held annually to meet critical mandates by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides more than $1 million in funding and support for homeless services in the Ozarks.

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