Community Resources: springfield

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.

Go To Website

Tags: education, get involved, get tested, resources, southwest missouri, springfield, support, hiv/aids, families

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.

Go To Website

Tags: homeless, resources, southwest missouri, springfield, support, youth, housing

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.

Go To Website

Tags: faith, church, diversity, springfield, southest missouri, religion

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.

Go To Website

Tags: get involved, lgbt, social, springfield, support, gay, lesbian

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.

Go To Website

Tags: college, university, campus, forest institute, lgbt, social, get involved, springfield, southwest missouri

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.

Go To Website

Tags: community center, resources, springfield, southwest missouri, gay, lesbian, lgbt

Lambda Alliance @ MSU

Lambda Organization  is a group of LGBT faculty and staff that meet monthly to socialize, work on issues that affect all LGBT people on campus, and to encourage faculty, staff and student engagement.  We want to create a safe zone for our LGBT student to know about us, and to be visible role models for that population.

Go To Website

Tags: campus, get involved, lgbt, springfield, southwest missouri, college, university, social, safe space, MSU

NAACPSpringfield

THE NAACP Springfield Branch holds their monthly meetings the third Saturday of every month.  The meetings are held at the Midtowne Carnegie Library 397 E. Central Street. Please join us at 1:30 for the general meeting, all are welcome.  If you have questions call 417-873-6386

The NAACP of Springfield, Missouri believes in the dignity of all human beings and works to identify and remove the barriers to equality and justice. We are actively engaged with and sought out by business and community leaders to participate in the economic, social, and cultural growth within our community.

Go To Website

Tags: springfield, southwest missouri, equality, justice, race, african american, get involved

Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archive

OLGA’s mission is to document the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) experience in the Ozarks region. The Special Collections and Archives Department encourages prospective donors to assist us in preserving this often overlooked, hidden, and neglected aspect of Ozarkiana by donating their materials to the Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Go To Website

Tags: education, lgbt, resources, springfield, southwest missouri, history, media, pride