Our Programs

Impacting Communities

Through Multiple Prevention Programs

The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is one of 20 Community Partnerships in the state of Missouri. We exist to improve the health and safety of children and families. The Alliance offers activities, programs, and initiatives to our four-county service area which includes: Jasper, Newton, Barton, and McDonald County.  

Our Programs

INFANT TODDLER SPECIALIST NETWORK:
ITSN helps child care centers by providing training, support, consultation, and technical assistance to early childhood professionals who care for infants and toddlers.

CHILD CARE  AWARE: 
Child Care Aware raises the quality of early child care educational experiences in Missouri by improving child care services through training, education, quality standards, coaching, business supports, and policy work.

EDUCARE:
Supporting early childhood development and quality early education by providing training, support, consultation, and technical assistance to state-contracted childcare providers.

SAFE CRIBS:
Saving infant lives and supporting families by providing full-size portable cribs, training, and education about safe sleep to qualifying families. 

 SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE:
Preventing childhood injury by providing education over car seats, car passenger safety, distracted driving, fire safety, cyber, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.

FULL POTENTIAL:
Full Potential supports youth by providing them with the opportunity to participate in youth sports or any other extracurricular activity. full

YOUTH SERVICES AND MENTORING:
We address issues that directly affect area teens. This includes substance misuse abuse education, mentoring services for at-risk youth, and Sources of Strength, a youth suicide prevention training.y

DRIVING EDUCATION:
The Alliance promotes safe driving practices through our Defensive Driving Classes and Driving Lessons.

PARENTING EDUCATION:
We encourage healthy families by providing opportunities for parenting education and support like: Child-Parent Relationship Training, Good Dads, and Parent Cafes.

MISSOURI REENTRY PROGRAM:
Providing individuals under judicial supervision with necessary supports to enter approved transitional housing programs. We encourage healthy families by providing opportunities for parenting education and support, like Child-Parent Relationship Training, Good Dads, and Parent Cafes.

BUIILDING BRIDGES:
Ending poverty by building relationships, and  supporting one another through friendship and fellowship. Together, participants from our community figure out how to live better, more prosperous lives.

COMMUNITY COALITIONS:
Mobilizing caring citizens at the local level to make our communities safer, healthier, and drug-free.