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Programs & Partnerships

The Dunklin/Stoddard Caring Council is proud of the strong partnerships and collaborative efforts formed within our

local communities.  The programs and services at the Caring Council provide resources to meet the needs of local children and families.  A major strength of the Dunklin/Stoddard Partnership is our commitment to link and strengthen partnering throughout the community.  To find out more about any of the programs listed below and other programs and services we offer, visit our Contact Us page.


Cancer Assistance Services

Cancer Assistance Services is a program that provides direct assistance to local cancer patients.  Services through this program include travel assistance, nutritional supplements, and financial aid to support activities of daily living.

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Family Outreach Programs

The Family Outreach Team provides Parent Aide Services, Parent Education and Training, and other Service Delivery Coordination to families through a partnership with Missouri Children's Division.

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SAFHR for Renters

The State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) Program provides rent and utility assistance for households who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Eligible tenants can apply for financial assistance to be paid directly to their landlord or utility provider. Financial assistance includes rent and utility arrears for the period beginning April 2020 and up to 3 months of forward rent and prepaid fuel utility assistance.

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Stork Store

The Stork Store is an incentive-based program for parents and caregivers of young children.  By accessing services provided by partner programs such as WIC, Health Department, Parents as Teachers, Building Blocks, and Project WIN, parents can earn stork cash to be exchanged in the store for necessities like diapers, wipes, and baby food.

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Heart of Christmas

The Dunklin County Heart of Christmas Program partners with the seven local school Districts to identify families who are in need of help this Christmas season.  Individuals, organizations, churches, and businesses then "adopt" families to sponsor for Christmas.


Healthy Moms for Healthy Babies

The Healthy Moms for Healthy Babies Program is an initiative to promote pre and postnatal care.  Participants can receive assistance with travel expenses to and from doctors appointments and access mentors for guidance through the prenatal and infant phase.

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Childcare Aware

The goal of Childcare Aware is to raise the quality of early child care educational experiences in Missouri by improving services through training, education, quality standards, coaching, and business support. Every young child deserves safe, quality learning experiences.



SkillUP Missouri offers SNAP recipients the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. SkillUP is offered at no cost to the participants and helps promote employability and self sufficiency. 


Missouri Early Connections

Early Connections is a central place for families and professionals to access resources and information about what young children need from the Early Care & Education (ECE) system. They help families provide safe environments for their children, engage families in their children’s health and development and bring services for children and families together across the state.

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