State-wide Resources

MASW

The Missouri Association for Social Welfare works to provide leadership, research, education, and advocacy to improve public policies and programs impacting the health and welfare of all people in Missouri. They envision a Missouri that is more just, equitable and democratic and that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity, and opportunity to reach full potential.

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Tags: advocacy, education, research, leadership, organizing, health, human rights, welfare, public policy

Missouri Gay Rodeo Association
Dedicated to promoting the sport of rodeo and the western lifestyle, Missouri Gay Rodeo Association is an all volunteer non-profit organization raising money for charitable organizations in our local community.

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Tags: get involved, kansas city, social, rodeo, community, cowboy, western

MOJobswJustice

During each year, members and organizations take the Jobs with Justice Pledge to Be There at least five times for someone else’s fight as well as their own. That means joining picket lines, attending contract rallies and participating in other actions or demonstrations for economic and social justice.

Jobs with Justice also works to build skills among Missouri’s key forces for economic justice by conducting local training sessions on organizing and building labor and community power. We also organize a delegation to the Jobs with Justice Annual Meeting which includes workshops on issues such as strike support, global solidarity, fighting racism in our work, art in activism, building student movements and much more.

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Tags: jobs, business, economic justice, racism, advocacy

MOHealthEquity

The Missouri LGBT Health Access Training Network provides cultural competency trainings geared toward creating safe and welcoming health/social service settings for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community members.

Network Trainers have successfully completed a train-the-trainer program provided by the National LGBT Cancer Network. Trainings will be customized to meet the needs of your organization.

By the end of the training, your staff will:

  • Understand LGBT identities and unique health needs
  • Explore barriers and challenges that LGBT patients/clients face in accessing health/social services
  • Discuss new federal policies which increase access to care for LGBT patients/clients
  • Identify steps to remove barriers to care for LGBT patients/clients

To schedule a training, contact: SAGE Metro St. Louis

E-mail: ewebb@sagemetrostl.org

Phone: 314-772-5887

Tags: health, training, education, healthcare, providers, ally

Missouri Tobacco Quitline
The Missouri Tobacco Quitline can help Missourians stop using tobacco. The Quitline offers telephone and online counseling and resource materials to assist individuals who want to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. The Quitline is free to anyone in Missouri. Call or use the web to get help to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Both the toll-free number and the web enroll will register you to talk to a trained quit coach. The quit coach will help you plan your quit. The coach can also suggest other resources to help, like nicotine replacement therapy.
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Tags: tobacco, quitting, health, Missouri, quitline
MUNutritionforFamilies

MU Nutrition for Families is supported through the MU Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNEP). MU Nutrition for Families is a great source for recipes, fitness tips and ideas, and more.

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Tags: nutrition, health, get moving, campus, MU, university, college, families, recipes

Pride Float

Pridefloat is about a bunch of gay guys and gals from all over the Mid-West (mostly Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Illinois) camping together for five days and four nights, floating on the river, and having a good time.

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Tags: get involved, get moving, social, statewide, Missouri, float, community, connect, lgbt, outdoors, camp

PROMO

We identify LGBT rights supporters, educate them on the issues, give them the tools and the confidence to participate in the political process, and get results. PROMO’s goals are to help LGBT Missourians create a supportive and visible community, become active in the democratic process, and work for their equal protection under the law. We build community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and increase civic participation of LGBT Missourians.

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Tags: activism, get involved, lgbt, politics, statewide, Missouri, policy, advocacy, organizing, education

Missouri Safe School Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition of Missouri is a team comprised of organizations across the state working to end bullying in Missouri public schools.

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Tags: activism, bullying, education, get involved, statewide, youth, Missouri, schools, community, collaboration, organizing, policy, advocacy

Tobacco Free Missouri

Tobacco Free Missouri is a statewide group of concerned individuals and organizations from all backgrounds and walks of life. Some of us are former smokers and some are working to help friends and loved ones quit. However we found our way here, the group is working to improve clean air access for everyone and reduce tobacco use and second hand smoke. Since 2007, TFM has been working with partners across the state to support communities and individuals working on cessation and other tobacco control policy efforts.

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Tags: tobacco, health, Missouri, quitting, smoking, advocacy, policy