Human Service List

Several area human service agencies are available to help Joplin families find resources.

Alliance of Southwest Missouri 

"Building safer and healthier communities by assisting individuals and families in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald Counties."

Lafayette House Icon 

"Our mission is to be a safe sanctuary, offering compassionate and empowering services to heal the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault and substance use disorders."

Boys and Girls Club 

"Promoting and enhancing the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. We strive to offer every opportunity for character and leadership development, job readiness, and life-enriching programs."

Joplin Family YMCA 

"Under the guidance of Christian principles, The Joplin Family Y seeks to serve the community by providing an environment and activities that enable all people to achieve their full potential through the development of spirit, mind and body."

United Way of SWMO/SEK 

"United Way improves lives by mobilizing the
caring power of communities around the world
to advance the common good."

Workforce Investment Board 

"To enrich the region’s economy by preparing businesses and the workforce for global competitiveness."

MSSU Icon 

"Missouri Southern State University will educate and graduate knowledgeable, responsible, successful global citizens."

Big Brothers Big Sisters Icon 

"We create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, empowering youths to achieve their full potential."

Children's Haven Icon

"Children's Haven provides a safe, temporary home to children while families are assisted to access the resources needed to resolve their crisis. We work to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress, and ultimately keep families together."

 Crosslines Icon

"Concerned volunteers working together
across denominational lines to meet
human needs in the name of Jesus."

MO Dept. of Social Services Icon   

"Empowering Missourians to live safe,
healthy and productive lives."

Economic Security Corp. Icon 

"To provide comprehensive services that instill hope and share opportunities to eliminate the conditions of poverty and help neighbors achieve self-sufficiency."

Independent Living Center Icon 

"The mission of The Independent Living Center is to increase the independence of people with disabilities."

 Choices Medical Icon

"Empowering individuals to make healthy life choices through education and medical services."

Legal Aid of Western MO Icon 

"Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it least."

JACC Icon 

"To improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region; and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community."