Our initial focus was helping kids, adults and families whose lives had been affected by alcohol and drug addiction.

Later on we added programs to help kids, adults and families affected by depression, other forms of mental illness and other challenging life experiences.

Along the way we started Springfield’s first teenage crisis hotline and began helping teenagers, and their families, with all sorts of problems including drugs and depression, pregnancy and peer pressure as well as abusive situations at home and at school.

The success of our programs is being passed on by many of the kids and parents we have helped during the last 23 years who are now helping others.

With the help of our supporters, we have been able to:

  • provide programs and services to over 50 local schools, churches, hospitals and businesses in the areas of addiction, mental illness, grief, divorce and cancer recovery;
  • help disadvantaged kids become successful members of our community by teaching them, and their parents, important life skills and supporting them academically;
  • network and collaborate with the Ozarks Literacy Council, Bib Brothers & Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club and the Springfield Family YMCA in expanding our reading, educational, golf and counseling outreach programs;
  • establish Springfield’s first Teen Telephone Help Line, which assists teens and families in crisis on a daily basis;
  • offer summer golf and life skills programs, which have provided classes, programs, golf clubs and follow up support to hundreds of kids;
  • help provide in-patient and out-patient drug and alcohol treatment, and other medical services to uninsured individuals with limited means;
  • assist Hospice patients and Hospice volunteers at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners;
  • provide counseling, programs and services to families and children in crisis each year; and
  • provide books and educational programs at Sigma House here in Springfield, which is Springfield’s only in-patient alcohol and drug treatment facility, a project of the Springfield Council of Churches.

All our programs and services are provided to those in need, regardless of their beliefs or religious affiliation and free of charge.

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A partial list of schools, churches, hospitals and businesses we have provided, or are providing programs and services:

The Aids Project of The Ozarks
The Association For Conflict Resolution
Bolivar Methodist Church
Boys & Girls Shelter
Bridgeway Treatment Center
Campbell United Methodist Church
Carol Jones Recovery Treatment Center for Women
Christ Church Unity
Christ Episcopal church
Council of Churches
Cox Medical Centers
Drury College
First & Calvary Presbyterian Church
First Unitarian Universalist church
Forest Institute
Glendale High School
Grace United Methodist Church
Greene County Jail
Greene County Juvenile Court
Greene county Mental Health Association
The Kitchen
Lakeland Regional Hospital
The Literacy Council
Marshfield High School
Missouri Division of Youth Services
Missouri Hotel
Missouri State University
New Hope Cancer Survivors
Nixa Public Schools
National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Addiction-Ozark Chapter
Ozark Association For Marriage and Family Therapy
Ozark High School
Parkview High School
Redeemer Lutheran church
Schweitzer United Methodist Church
Sigma House
Springfield Catholic High School
Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Remanufacturing
St. John’s Regional Health Center
Soul Food Ministry
Teen Support Group
Unity Spiritual Center
United Methodist Church of Bolivar
United States Medical Center
Wesley United Methodist Church
Westside Christian Church