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. We strive for collaboration, facilitation among groups and individuals to make a positive change in our community and leveraging funds to help Ripley County achieve its goals to make it a better place to live.
HiSet Prep Classes
Have you thought about going back to school to obtain your HiSET(formally known as GED)? Then now it the time to make that desire a reality. We provide FREE classes to help you prepare you to successfully pass your HiSET test. Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Call us today!
Southeast MO Works Project
The Southern Missouri Works Project - offers Food Stamp recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience AT NO COST! The SkillUP Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and made available by the Division of Social Services/Family Support Division.
Southern Missouri Works Project - SkillUP is offered to participants and helps promote employability and self-sufficiency by providing scholarships for short term training programs throughout Missouri. Case Managers/Job Coaches will help you select an option that fits your needs and your schedule. But to qualify, you have to contact our program and get signed up today!
ARE YOU READY! NOW IS THE TIME BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
Local Food Purchase Agreement
Through funding allocated to the Ripley County Community Partnership today 285 families in Ripley County received fresh produce boxes just like the one below. Thanks in large part to the implementation of a Local Food Purchase Assistance Program. The purpose of the program is to purchase and distribute food from a 400-mile radius of our region and distribute it to our most underserved communities and families.
Community Health Worker
Community Health Workers (CHW) are Liaisons with resources in the communities they serve. They play a vital role in improving Missourian’s health by providing a connection between health systems and community resources, as well as education on how to reduce behavioral health risk factors.
CHW's goal is to serve as a link between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.
2 Degrees Prevention
Community Coalition committed to preventing the use and delaying the onset of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among youth. You are no MORE than two degrees from someone struggling with the disease of addiction. We are registered with the MO Department of Behavioral Health as a Missouri Community Coalition.
IdentoGO Centers provide convenient, fast and accurate Live Scan fingerprinting services. Whether you are required to be fingerprinted by a government agency or for employment, our trained Enrollment Agents will ensure that your paperwork is in order, take your fingerprints, process the request and have you on your way in no time!
If you are struggling we can help. Do you need parenting classes, job skills, help with a resume, budgeting your lifestyle...we are here to help you succeed.
We have several programs working with youth. We partner with the Division of Youth Services to provide mentoring and case management to juveniles and their families transitioning out of residential care.
The Futures Career Program offers short term assistance to foster youth ages 16-21 to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to navigate adulthood.