Johnson County Cares began
as a collaboration between social service agencies, church representatives, UCM students and faculty, and concerned citizens to help address and solve issues related to poverty and homelessness in Johnson County, MO.
It wasn't a non-profit agency but rather a way of coming together with those in our community who seek to serve those who struggle with unmet needs.
Collectively we worked to address needs by identifying and connecting resources, with a focus on helping to lay the foundation work for a project or need, then allowing the project or program coordinators to build and grow as they see fit.
We provided support through guidance, volunteers, fundraising, and promotion.
We're not currently meeting regularly as a large group, but our Coordinating Committee does meet monthly to discuss how the community can support the critical efforts of those serving our neighbors most in need.
We encourage those who would like to meet and network with other agencies to participate in the Johnson County Inter-Agency Council, currently meeting virtually, hosted by West-Central Independent Living Solutions (WILS).
JCC Coordinating Committee
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Manager, Office of
University of Central Missouri
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Missouri Army National Guard