Resources in Southwest Missouri

AIDS Project of the Ozarks

AIDS Project of the Ozarks (APO) is a non-profit community-based organization serving a 29 county region in southwest Missouri. APO currently serves over 600 clients with HIV/AIDS and their families.

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Ozarks Family Resource Cetner

Boys & Girls Town of Missouri’s Empowering Youth program was created to address the needs of homeless youth in Southwest Missouri. Our mission is to provide the support and guidance homeless youth need to transition to safe and stable homes. Empowering Youth focuses on the opportunity to create positive change in the midst of crisis. Our goal is to empower homeless youth through access to community resources, a safe environment and a supportive staff.

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CDR

Our mission is to transform, educate, and connect communities of faith in Springfield, Missouri to inspire deep understanding and profound appreciation of our differences which calls each of us to our fullest relationship with one another in God’s love. We value the dignity of all people regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, age, ethnicity, or economic status. We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation, including a variety of cultural and ethnic expressions. We encourage our community to negotiate variant perspectives and values and to strive for open and respectful communication. We challenge systems and structures of ‘isms.’ We seek to live into the healing and reconciling dream of God for all humanity.

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FOCUS

FOCUS provides an atmosphere where members can find support and encouragement through positive social and professional interaction, while promoting a positive voice for, and presenting a positive image of, gays and lesbians within the greater community.

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GMHO

Gay Men’s Health Outreach (GMHO) launched in 2013 as part of AIDS Project of the Ozark community outreach to provide a safe, affirming, and holistic environment to address the complete health needs of men that identify as Gay, Bi, and men who have sex with other men (MSMs) here in the Southwest Missouri. At GMHO, we believe we can end the health disparities of Gay, Bi, and MSMs by addressing the underlying causes, shifting cultural beliefs, and promoting smarter behaviors that empower a healthy life for all of us.

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm. We are welcoming space for gay/bi men to socialize, receive support, and get free HIV/STD testing and counseling.

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GLEEatForest

The GLEE Club is designed to engage students and faculty in a supportive and open-minded campus environment for people of all genders and sexual identities.

The club strives to work toward a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, support, social action and advocacy.

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GLO Community Center

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks supports the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons in the greater Springfield, Missouri region by organizing and sponsoring community activities and by increasing public understanding and appreciation of GLBT citizens.

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HavenMPowerment

The Haven Mpowerment Project mobilizes young gay/bisexual men in the Ozarks to shape a healthy community for themselves, build positive social connections, and support their friends to have safer sex.

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Joplin Events Yahoo Group

This group is a clearing house for gay & lesbian events in the greater Joplin, MO area. It is open to everyone but focuses on issues important to or geared to the LGBTQQI community & its allies.

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