Missouri Community Partnerships

Achieving Results Through Partnerships with Communities and State Agencies: Officially, we’re one of Missouri’s 21 Community Partnerships, dedicated to measurably improving the condition of Missouri’s families, children, individuals, and communities.
In November of 1993 an Executive Order (93-43) was signed that established The Family Investment Trust (FIT) to promote collaboration and innovation in service delivery for Missouri’s children and families. It called for change in the way services were delivered, where services were delivered and mandated that local decision-making be utilized in the process. These changes were to drive a new and different relationship between state government and communities. This model approach was then known as Caring Communities. FIT was setup as a private/public board that included the leaders of state departments as well as community leaders from the corporate and civic arenas to guide the general direction and engage communities in the work of Caring Communities. In 2001 this work was reaffirmed by Executive Order (01-07) but renamed the organization to The Family and Community Trust (FACT) to better emphasize the role of communities in the work. Twenty-one Caring Community organizations were established around the state to implement this innovative approach with six core result areas as their focus. Those Core Results are Parents Working, Children Safe, Children Ready to Enter School, Children & Families Healthy, Children & Youth Succeeding in School and Youth Ready to Enter the Work Force. FACT is now a non-profit corporation with nineteen members drawn from the top leadership in state government and the private sector. It governs the work of the twenty community partnerships across the state. The board’s mission is to promote and support effective public/private partnerships and community involvement to develop innovative solutions for improving the lives of Missouri’s children and families. Funding to support this work comes from the state legislature through the Department of Social Services and is a combination of general revenue and matching federal dollars. There are currently twenty Community Partnerships across Missouri. These non-profit organizations work in concert with local, state and federal partners to implement effective community strategies to meet local needs. Community Caring is proud to be designated as one of these Community Partnerships.
Butler County Community Resource Council
Poplar Bluff
(573) 776-7830
www.thecrc.org
Community Caring Council
Cape Girardeau
(573) 651-3747
www.communitycaringcouncil.org
St. Louis – ARCHS
St. Louis
(314) 534-0022
www.stlarchs.org
Community Partnership of the Ozarks
Springfield
(417) 888-2020
www.commpartnership.org
The Alliance
Joplin
(417) 782-9899
www.theallianceofswmo.org
Washington County C2000 Partnership
Potosi
(573) 438-8555
www.wcpartnership.com
The Community Partnership
Rolla
(573) 368-2849
www.thecommunitypartnership.org
St. Francois County Community Partnership
Farmington
(573) 760-0212
www.sfccp.org
Northeast Caring Communities
Lancaster
(660) 397-3655
www.nemocc.org
Families and Communities Together
Hannibal
(573) 221-2285
www.mcfact.org
St. Joseph Youth Alliance
St. Joseph
(816) 232-0050
www.youth-alliance.org
Randolph County Community Partnership
Moberly
(660) 263-7173
www.randolphcounty-mo.com
Local Investment Commission
Kansas City
(816) 889-5050
www.kclinc.org
Jefferson County Community Partnership
Festus
(636) 465-0983
www.jccp.org
Pettis County Community Partnership
Sedalia
(660) 827-0560
www.pettiscommunitypartners.com
Mississippi County Interagency Council
East Prairie
(573) 683-7551
www.mccaring.org