Causes: Human Services
Mission: To provide leadership, research, education, and advocacy to improve public policies and programs impacting health and welfare of all people in missouri.
Programs: Public policy and education for social justice. Some of the areas of particular interest are 1) basic needs. All people in missouri should have true access to quality healthcare, decent housing, adequate nutrition and appropriate education. Our state should fully fund, fully implement and/or fully supplement, as appropriate, state and federal programs for health and mental health services, housing and homelessness services, food assistance programs, and all levels of public education. 2) basic fairness. All people in missouri should be treated with dignity and fairness, and share on a just basis in the responsibilities and benefits of the prosperity of our society. Our state should emphasize restorative alternatives to our punitive corrections system, build a welcoming and inclusive 21st century social climate free of hate and prejudice, fully support policies that empower people to overcome their economic circumstances, and require all to pay their fair share in support of the common good.
the homeless missourians information system is a project which focuses on the development of the state of missouri's first statewide information system on homelessness and homelessness services.