The mission of the Dunklin/Stoddard Caring Council is to link services and resources to empower children and families to achieve their highest potential.  We envision a community of strong families where individuals may become self-reliant, responsible, and resourceful citizens.

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In The News

Family and Community Trust is a non-profit corporation that assists 20 well-respected community partnerships across the state.  To find out more about FACT, visit

Spotlight on United Way Charities

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

In April, Kennett Area United Way distributed $40,000 to local service organizations. Each of these organizations make a difference in our community, and we’re grateful for the work that they do.

Dunklin County Caring Council donates Willoughby School back to the Willoughby family
Thursday, April 22, 2021

“We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue the legacy of my great-great-grandfather, who was born a slave in Tennessee in 1847,” said Willoughby-McCrackin. “Separated from his mother, he moved to Kennett at the age of nine.”

St. John AME Church acquires Community Garden

Thursday, April 8, 2021

“We are now over-seers of the garden, but this garden belongs to the community,” said Pastor Dinah Tatman, of the St. John A.M.E. Church. “We have a plethora of people who are helping us, our partners, including Lincoln University, Southeast Missouri University, and Victory Temple Church of God.”

United Way Spotlight: ICARE Program changes name, retains services
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Following a discussion by the DCCC board and staff members the decision was made to simplify the program title to Cancer Assistance Services.

“It’s the same application process,” explained Bruce. “You need to present a form of I.D., it’s for Dunklin County residents only.”

Who We Are

The Dunklin/Stoddard Caring Council is a group of interested individuals, bound together for a common cause to serve the needs of the community.  Learn more about our staff, our board members, and our community partnership.

What We Do

The Caring Council exists in order to link community services and resources to empower families and children.  The council has a strong collaberation with many community organizations and state-wide philanthropic foundations.

Find Out More

Want to find out more about the Dunklin/Stoddard Caring Council?  For more information about the Caring Council, or to find out more about the resources available in our community, contact us or check us out on facebook.

Learn more about some of the programs and services at the Dunklin/Stoddard Caring Council
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