To promote awareness of community issues, facilitate system reform, and work with citizens and organizations to enhance or develop community resources achieving healthy more productive children, families and communities.

Caring Communities is a community initiative. Its goal is to share decision-making, accountability and resources to support better ways of financing, governing and delivering services to achieve better results for children and families.

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The Southern Missouri Works Project is a collaborative effort between 5 southern Missouri Community Partnerships and the Department of Social Services working together to see change in the lives of families in the communities where each organization is located. 


The Southern Missouri Works Project will help develop a strong and skilled workforce that has options for better paying jobs, helping to find meaningful employment for our families that builds self sufficiency by providing skill based training, short term college courses or a working environment that offers competitive wages.  


Southern Missouri Works Project counties:

Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, and Stoddard Counties.

CENSUS 2020 - We need everyones count....

The CENSUS 2020 needs each county's residents in the bootheel to STAND UP and be accounted for.  With lack of residents that reported during the last CENSUS, efforts are underway to prevent that from happening this time.  Please help spread the word that the CENSUS 2020 needs YOU to report.



Level Up Youth enjoying after school activities.  Each week Level Up Youth experience different skill building exercises, fun activities, and volunteering experiences to help them reach for greatness!  To become a Mentor or just volunteer to help on certain outings please contact Youth Coordinator, Tony Jones at 573-683-7551 or visit the Youth website at levelupyouth.com!


Each month several organizations, agencies, law enforcement, school systems and concerned citizens meet to discuss strategies to prevent youth drug usage.  Presently, the group is working on activities for the current year.  If you would like to be a part of this coalition please call Eric @ 573-683-7551.


Miss. Co. Drug Prevention Coalition VIRTUAL POSTER CONTEST..... NO VAPING CAMPAIGN!  Cash Prizes awarded to 1 Charleston Student and 1 East Prairie Student.  For more information please visit the Miss. Co. Drug Prevention Page on Facebook or contact Caring Communities office.  Deadline is April 24th to have the poster submitted.  Along with the cash prize the winning posters from each district will be featured in a full page spread in the county newspaper and featured on social media outlets.   

There are guidelines, posters submitted must follow all rules.  Please click on the picture to see the rules or visit the Facebook page listed above.  

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Community Partnership



603 North Garfield

East Prairie, MO 63845

573-683-7551   PHONE

573-683-7591   FAX

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:30pm




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