Mission: Ripley county caring community partnership works with citizens and organizations to identify and address community needs by promoting positive lifestyles through health/mental health prevention, intervention of barriers, strengthening life skills, providing resources and education, facilitating collaborative partnerships, and working to achieve better results for children, families and communities to be safe, healthy, and self-sufficient.
Programs: Dys mentoring - providing mentoring and supportive services to dys youth and their families. Working with youth that have been involved in a residential care facility and assisting them in transitioning back into the community and family. Providing supportive services designed to meet the need of the youth which may include educational enrichment opportunities, individual mentoring, youth and family case management service, resource and referral systems, resume preparation and job placement services, individual and family support meetings designed to remove barriers that will enable youth to be self supportive and lead productive lives.
family support parenting classes which includes reorganizing parenting style, setting boundaries, anger management, developmental stages of childhood/adolescences, and stage of discipline, self-esteem, family conflict, communication, nutrition, health, and safety education in regards to a child. Read from the start encourages literacy among families of children ages 0-5 years -salvation army to distribute funds to assist individuals, children, and families during crisis.
community & neighborhood development -mo partnerships for reentry gathers resources for sex offenders to lead a productive, positive, and law abiding life. -youth drug prevention coalition works to provide drug prevention education to youth and adults in the community. -act (agency collaboration team) reviews specific cases that are active and have been determined as having chronic abuse and neglect history and/or its behaviors such as alcoholism, drugs, poverty, etc. To discuss findings and possible solutions.
professional development -resource center offers services to assist with ged classes, employment search, building life and employment skills, providing resources and referrals, and becoming self-sufficient. -financial literacy to ensure that individuals have the basic personal money management skills. Juvenile mentoring program -juvenile life skills empowers youth with the skills, goals, and choices they need to be successful throughout their life. -teen pregnancy prevention coalition addresses health, safety, educational issues of teen moms and their babies. -building strong families/tackling the tough skills/juvenile anger management classes to identify health and social risks and develop strategies to break the cycle to achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle.