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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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Community Health Worker Initiative

The Community Health Worker Initiative is is a local initiative aiming to serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competences of service delivery.  This program is made possible by funding provided through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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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.



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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Breaking the Cycle: Bootheel CSA Prevention Initiative

Breaking the Cycle is a prevention initiative to address and help prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) in Missouri. This initiative will be completed using different strategies to educate and share ways to prevent the development and/or initiation of sexual child abuse. Through this program, individuals and communities are given the opportunity to learn about the risks of CSA and how to prevent it. This program is made possible by funding through the Children's Trust Fund.

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