Strong Neighborhoods & Communities

strong-communities

To help build strong neighborhoods & communities, we focus on community engagement and capacity building to help build relationships and social capital, to give a voice and opportunities for service and leadership, to foster a sense of belonging and ownership, and to build skills and capacity in both individuals and groups.

Initiatives that work to prevent homelessness and ensure safe, affordable housing, to prevent child abuse and neglect and reduce poverty, to ensure clean air and water, to prevent crime, substance use, and violence, and to increase access to quality, affordable child care and preschool programs are key to strengthening our neighborhoods and communities and the residents who live there. These initiatives engage the community and facilitate positive change that leads to long-term, measurable outcomes.

CAN Collaborative
The Child Abuse and Neglect Collaborative works together to prevent child abuse and neglect through five identified...
Coalitions
Community Partnership’s Prevention Resource Center (PRC) is one of 11 PRCs in Missouri that provides technical assistance, training and support to Missouri communities interested in decreasing their...
Community Collaboratives
The Community Collaborative Initiative creates pathways to raise the standard of living and quality of life for everyone who lives in Springfield and the surrounding area. It brings together and...
Community Development
We assess the needs of Springfield neighborhoods and supports them by coordinating educational and networking opportunities, special events, and other activities. We also work collaboratively with...
Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and...
Crisis Cold Weather Shelters
Every winter, overnight Crisis Cold Weather Shelters open in our community to provide additional emergency shelter beds. During the 2020-2021 winter, Crisis Cold Weather Shelter sites were open 74...
Early Care And Education Collaborative
The Early Care and Education Collaborative advocates to identify, prioritize and develop strategies to address the quality, affordability and availability of early care and education. The...
Environmental Collaborative
The Environmental Collaborative serves as a vehicle to bring together leadership of all various environmental and conservation groups, to avoid overlaps in efforts, and identify gaps in services, as...
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) encompasses the relationship, philosophy and culture of acknowledging, welcoming, embracing, supporting, and accepting those of all racial, sexual orientation,...
Financial Literacy
Millions of Americans face financial hardship every day and may even be only one paycheck away from homelessness. We offer two different programs that can help individuals and families increase...
Food Collaborative
Our mission is to support the development of a healthy, functioning local food system, bringing food groups together and representing all parts of the community, including those not at the table. We...
HELP Video Series
Thank you for viewing our HELP video series of online prevention resources. These short video segments discuss misuse of specific drugs, drug-related problems, and violence prevention topics. Many...
Home Visiting in Early Childhood
Our Home Visiting Network offers FREE and voluntary services to pregnant and parenting families with children under age 5. Home visitors will discuss child development, provide community resources...
Housing Collaborative
To advance knowledge on issues related to affordable housing by creating forum for community-wide problem solving that targets all populations at every stage of assistance, ensuring safe, decent,...
Let’s Go Smart: Transportation Collaborative
The Let’s Go Smart: Transportation Collaborative facilitates connections between people, jobs, and community, through multiple modes of transportation, throughout the greater Springfield...
Mental Health
Thanks to a federal grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Greene County Mental Health Awareness Training Project at Community Partnership of the Ozarks is...
Mentoring & Youth Development
Mentor SGF primarily focuses on working K-12 Springfield Public Schools students in the Central and Hillcrest High School feeder patterns. These initiatives seek to provide underserved students with...
Neighborhood Clean Ups
We facilitate neighborhood clean-ups for recognized neighborhood associations in Springfield so that neighborhood residents can dispose of yard waste, old furniture, construction debris and much...
O’Reilly Center for Hope
The O’Reilly Center for Hope brings together multiple partner agencies in support of affordable housing and financial stability. Accessing services is frequently difficult for those living in...
One Door
When facing a housing crisis, understanding and navigating the systems of services can be confusing and overwhelming. One Door assists in maneuvering through those crucial systems by providing a...
Opioid Prevention
Prescription opioid painkiller misuse is a big problem not only in the United States, but in Southwest Missouri as well. Opioids are a family of drugs that include prescription painkillers like...
Ozarks Alliance To End Homelessness
The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH) serves as our community’s Continuum of Care – the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) designated regional planning body for...
Prevention Resource Center
Community Partnership’s Prevention Resource Center (PRC) is one of 11 PRCs in Missouri that contracts with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health to provide...
Prosper Springfield
In October 2015, the Impacting Poverty Commission produced a call to action report after 18 months of studying the causes and effects of poverty. The report included creating Prosper Springfield, an...
Responsible Beverage Service Support Program
The Responsible Beverage Service Support Program is a free, voluntary program available to Greene County alcohol retailers. It was developed by the Underage Drinking Task Force and Ozarks Fighting...
Spirit Program
For the past 15 years, Community Partnership has coordinated the School-based Prevention, Intervention, and Resource Initiative (SPIRIT) in collaboration with the Carthage School District, and most...
Springfield Community Land Trust
Springfield Community Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that provides access to land and housing at affordable rates. What makes the community land trust (CLT) model unique is that community...
Springfield Tool Library
A tool library works like a traditional library, but it lends tools instead of books. It’s a great resource for people who want to use tools, but don’t need them (or have a place to store them) all...
Steps to Excellence
Steps to Excellence provides high levels of professional development to hundreds of educators in Springfield scaffolded on the work of the many dedicated early childhood professionals in our...
Substance Use Prevention
Our Prevention Resource Center (PRC) offers training and technical assistance for substance use prevention initiatives across 21-counties in Southwest Missouri, including working with regional...
Triple P
Are you interested in becoming more confident in your parenting? Or how about dealing with behavioral problems that your child may have? Triple P-Positive Parenting Program may be right for you and...
Violence Prevention
Our Prevention Resource Center offers technical assistance for several violence prevention initiatives across Southwest Missouri. Some of those include the Violence Free Families Coalition and the...