Youth Organizations & Services
BBBS of Jasper County is a volunteer driven organization dedicated to matching children ages 6-14 from single parent or extended family homes with a caring adult. Our mission is to empower youth, through these mentoring relationships, to develop a sense of self-worth & responsibility.
Great futures start here!
Temporary home and nurturing care for local children ages 0-17 whose families are experiencing a crisis such as overwhelming parental stress, homelessness, hospitalization, fear of abusing or neglecting children, lack of food or utilities, parent seeking substance abuse or mental health treatment. Through the services we provide, we work to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress, and ultimately keep families together. Professional staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to families.
Christ In Youth is a faith-based global ministry that coordinates, develops and produces events, trips and resources for students in grades four through college all over the world.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
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!
Owned/operated by Community of Christ-RLDS for camps, reunions, retreats, weddings. Ozark Campgrounds & Retreat Center is a 40-acre campground and retreat center located 9 miles south of Joplin, MO; a wonderful setting for fun in the sun, or meditation and reflection.