Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Michele Skalicky

A  Multi-Agency Resource Center, operated at Kearney and Glenstone last week by the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness and area service organizations, was more successful than organizers dared to hope.

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Prosper Springfield has a goal of reducing poverty in the city and in Greene County five percent by 2030, and it needs your help.

The Community Partnership of the Ozarks said they’re looking for people to apply to be part of the Prosper Springfield Advisory Council.

Prosper Springfield is a collective impact initiative that brings together all those working to fight poverty as well as those who benefit from the work they do, according to its director, Francine Pratt.  It came out of the Springfield Impacting Poverty Commission last year.

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Phelps Neighborhood Association (PNA), working with Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO), held a neighbor cleanup day for Phelps Grove Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event, which is a first for Phelps Grove when working with CPO, had nearly 30 volunteers come out with numerous trucks and trailers. They worked together to remove trash from the neighborhood by loading into giant dumpsters parked on a Missouri State lot.

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Nearly 17 percent of Greene County students grades six-12 considered attempting suicide within the past year. That’s according to a student survey conducted by Missouri Department of Mental Health.

And officials say the threat of suicide has been on the rise.

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Updated Friday, 2:45 pm:

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks updated its Give Ozarks fundraising totals Friday, saying that $1,397,147.64 was raised for more than 240 local nonprofit organizations.

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