A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a community volunteer who advocates for the best interest of a child in foster care. The CASA receives 30 hours of training (online & in-person), is sworn in by the Judge, and is then matched with a child in foster care. The next training class starts in October.
MBCH Children and Family Ministries
MBCH Children and Family Ministries is a Christian child welfare agency whose passion is to serve the Lord by ministering to children, youth and families in order to make a lasting difference in their lives.
We host foster care information meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 1837 E. Cherry St., Springfield.
Great Circle exists to reshape vulnerable lives through a community of partners, teachers and leaders, giving children and families the confidence to create bright futures.
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The Victim Center
The Victim Center provides free-of-charge services – such as counseling, 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy, and court support – to men, women, and children, victims who have survived any type of violent or sexual crime within southwest Missouri, and surrounding areas.
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LFCS provides key areas of support to tackle the challenges of poverty, unexpected pregnancy, violence, divorce, unemployment, illness, homelessness, loneliness and more. Our programs empower individuals and families and seek to develop healthy, supportive foundations for a lifetime.