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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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Kennett Housing Authority donates bench in honor of Freddie Graham

Thursday, August 32 , 2019

The Kennett Housing Authority donated a memorial bench in memory of Freddie Graham. The bench is located at the Kennett Community Garden. Graham is honored for her loyal service to the community which included serving as president of the Kennett Housing Authority and vice-president of the Dunklin County Caring Council as well as a long-term member of the Rotary Club.

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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.

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.

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Dunklin County Advisory Task Force for infant mortality formed

Thursday, August 32 , 2019

FCC Behavioral Health has joined in the Bootheel Babies and Families hub and recently brought together a group of local healthcare agencies, organizations, and church leaders to form an advisory task force to reduce infant mortality in Dunklin County.

Volunteers take a pie to the face for recent Christmas in July fundraiser

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Several city officials, organizations and area leaders came together to help the Kennett 911 Communications Department surpass its goal for its Christmas in July fundraiser. The event surpassed its goal of 2,000 items, by collecting 2,008 items before the July 30 deadline. Individuals with various groups, departments or organizations agreed to take a pie to the face if a certain goal was met. Every goal was met and surpassed in the end.

Buddies Camp offers summer fun and learning
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Buddies programs have returned to Kennett.

“Taste Buddies and Play Buddies have been combined for a super camp this year that we call Buddies Camp,” said Dunklin County Caring Council Healthy Communities Coordinator Christina Nixon.

The Buddies Camp last six weeks, June 17 through August 1, with no camp 4th of July week, and each week will have a fun theme.

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