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.

See What is Happening.......

Caring Communities Early Learning Center

Caring Communities will begin the process of developing and implementing a childcare center in the southern end of Mississippi County in 2021.  With limited licensed centers for working families in the county, CC has been working to establish the center as one of the strategic goals started in 2015.  

For more information on the center, please contact our office @ 573-683-7551.

Workforce Program

Southern Missouri Works Project/SkillUp

SMWP offers the SkillUp program throughout 7 counties.  The SkillUp program provides support, training and other support services to help families become financially dependent by developing a career plan, gaining valuable work skills to help, earning the proper credential to obtain employment at a living wage of $12 dollars or more an hour.   To see some success stories and understand the process visit  smwpskillup.com

Level Up Youth Program

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!

Youth Drug Prevention Outreach

​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.

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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