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You can find links to valuable resources and partner information


MO Dept of Social Services

DSS coordinates programs to provide:

  • Public assistance to help Missourians with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, blind services and other basic needs

  • Health care coverage for eligible Missourians

  • Child welfare services to help ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of Missouri children

  • Specialized assistance to troubled youth

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Missouri Kids Count

 An annual snapshot on the well-being of the state’s children including indicators tracking trends in four domains, economic, education, health, and family and community. 


Census Quick Facts

Quick census facts for Ripley County

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MO County Health Rankings

Many factors influence how well and how long we live, from our access to affordable housing or well-paying jobs to opportunities for a good education for our kids. 


MO Economic Research & Information Center

Provides innovative analyses and assistance to policymakers and the public, including studies of the state's economic trends, targeted industries, and labor markets.

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MO Resource Guide

There are many resources available in Missouri to help you and your family move towards a healthier, more stable future. This guide will focus on helpful resources that support three major steps as you work towards a better future:

Brochures & Flyers


The Ripley County Partnership is a nonprofit organization that works in a collaborative effort with the community and families to meet the needs of our children. 

2 Degrees

This is a Community Coalition committed to preventing the use and delaying the onset of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among youth. 


The Southern Missouri Works Project - offers Food Stamp recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience AT NO COST!  


We provide FREE classes to help you prepare you to successfully pass your HiSET test. 

Ripley County Resource Guide

Ripley County Indicators - Kids Count 2023



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