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Non-Profit Organizations/Civic Organizations

The Community Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization providing medical, prescription, patient advocate, dental extractions, and specialty care to low-to-moderate income individuals who do not have health insurance coverage.  The mission of the Clinic is to improve the health of people in our community who are without access to medical or dental care.  The Clinic provides services to patients in southwest Missouri needing care.

Community Support Services of Missouri offers an array of supportive programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities and special health or medical needs. Programs include: Early Intervention Services (children 0-3 years old), Behavior Support and Skills Training, Case Management, Adaptive Recreational Activities, Accessible Transportation, Supported Living, and In-home Assistance for individuals of all ages. Our service area includes the following 10 counties: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, St. Clair, and Vernon. 


Our Mission: "To foster and promote maximum independence, quality of life, personal growth, health and safety for the individuals we serve."


Community Support Services of Missouri: "Making Opportunities Happen!

“Veterans Helping Veterans Find the Way Forward" Compass Quest Veterans Advocacy Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that assists veterans, serving military and their families in Southwest Missouri and the surrounding “4-States” region. Compass Quest engages in supportive programs that include veteran peer mentoring, team building activities and VA systems advocacy. Compass Quest provides navigational assistance to veterans in the community to obtain local, regional, and national services. Sustaining services include faith-based mentoring and working with local organizations to partner eligible disabled veterans with trained service dogs.

Our mission is to remove barriers that hinder the pursuit of wellness. Our goal is to instill a sense of worth and belonging for our fellow warriors. During the last 5 years, we have formed many partnerships with other organizations and businesses, so we can effectively support this segment of the community. We have provided direct or referral support to over 2,500 individuals.
The programs and activities listed below aid in developing a renewed sense of Belonging and Usefulness as well as building a new Sense of Purpose. We provide assistance in the form of activities, mentoring and referrals.

Jasper County Veteran Treatment Court Mentoring
Welcome Home to Joplin Military Talent Recruitment Campaign
Veterans’ ASCENT Transition Outreach Program
Joining Community Forces Council
Creative Arts and Writing Therapy
Community Involvement & Camaraderie
VA Medical Advocacy & Alternative Programs
VA Education & Compensation Assistance
Legislative Advocacy
Disability Claims Advocacy & Legal Aid Referrals
Peer to Peer Support
Thin Red Line K9:
We also have a separate yet equally important endeavor, Thin Red Line K9s which we use to provide advocate for eligible Disabled Veterans being placed with Service dogs. We want to make a lasting difference and allow those veterans chosen to go into a qualified program to prevail.
Community activities:
Annual Veteran Owned Small Business Summit
Quarterly Compass Quest VetTogether Social Outings
Compass Quest 6th Annual 22-Kilometer Veteran Suicide Awareness Ruck March

Compass Quest Veterans Advocacy Group

3901 East 32nd Street

Joplin, MO 64804

Located inside the Ozark Center Hope Springs
Call to schedule an appointment
(417) 438-8387 or


We are DAV Bottom-Stogsdill Chapter 52 of Joplin, MO. We are here to help our community and veterans, and provide camaraderie. We meet the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 PM at 3510 East 3rd Street, Joplin, MO 64801.

Downtown Joplin Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence and entertainment.  Downtown Joplin is host to many monthly, seasonal, and annual events designed to encourage community involvement and stimulate the local economy.

Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is a private non-profit Community Action Agency, created in October 1965 to serve the needs of low-income individuals and families. The Vision:  A thriving community of neighbors that is free from poverty.  The mission is to provide comprehensive services that instill hope and share opportunities to eliminate the conditions of poverty and help neighbors achieve self-sufficiency.  Community work and direct services include Utility Assistance, Homeless Programs,  Homeless Employment Opportunities, Disaster funding, Head Start, Early Head Start, Employment & Training, Weatherization, and Home Repair.

Forest Park wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world.

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is Joplin's independent community arts center.  Year round, exhibitions and special events in three galleries feature local, regional and nationally known artists; hands-on classes attract students of all ages.

The young child known as the "Plant Doctor" tended his secret garden while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.

CBA is a 501c3 that exists as a "Friends of the Park" association for the George Washington Carver National Monument.

God's Resort is a relationship-based, transitional housing community exclusively for people seeking the love and support of the body of Christ as they discover or rediscover God’s love for them and His influence in their lives. 

God’s Resort provides clean, safe and affordable housing, a Stability Plan, and relationship-based events and activities intended to empower residents as they learn and grow.

Since 1950, Great Plains Federal Credit Union has consistently expanded by offering memberships to employee groups.  Our great success is due to the loyal partnership created by the win-win nature of our No Cost memberships.

The Harry S Truman Coordinating Council is a Regional Planning Commission created by Missouri State Statute 251.250. Cities and counties in good standing within our four county region (Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald) make up HSTCC’s members. One of our primary goals is to provide the best use for limited resources in order to meet local needs. Our services include Comprehensive Planning, Economic Development, Grant Preparation and Administration, Transportation Planning, Hazard Mitigation, and Community Development.

The HBA is a member organization made up of residential building industry professionals, whose primary function is to provide information to the membership and the community on building industry issues.

Help, Outreach, Prevent and Educate: The purpose of the HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation is to raise awareness, provide support, offer education and instill hope for those affected by breast cancer in our local area.

Inclusive School of Excellence dba Kaleidoscope Academy - a center for therapeutic education. We provide services to students in the autism spectrum, students with developmental, physical and psychological disorders, as well as gifted and neurotypical students.

The Independent Living Center (TILC) is a private, non-residential, not-for-profit corporation devoted to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities and to serving them, their families and communities.  TILC provides services in Barry, Barton, Dade, Jasper, McDonald, and Newton Counties.

Jasper County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a chapter of the national CASA that places volunteers with foster children to guide and support them through the process of finding a permanent home.  Volunteers who work as court-appointed special advocates meet regularly with a child or sibling group in the foster care system and advocate for their rights. Volunteers are appointed by a judge and communicate with parties in the case and make recommendations to the court that are in the best interest of the child.  Volunteers are always needed!

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