NEMO SENIOR CITIZENS NUTRITION PROGRAM
NEMO Senior Citizens provides social, recreational and life sustaining services, enabling senior citizens and the handicapped to maintain his/her independence and remain in their homes, minimizing the need for institutional care. The nutrition program provides over 57,000 meals to the elderly and handicapped residents of our area through congregate meal settings or by delivery to homebound citizens.
NORTH CENTRAL MO CHAPTER -AMERICAN RED CROSS
The Red Cross provides services to people of all ages. Their main objective is survival assistance. They provide service to military families, disaster assistance, safety classes, bloodmobiles, information counseling, youth services, HIV/AIDS education, crisis intervention, prosthetic equipment referrals and community service. Concentrated efforts are directed toward skills and services which aid the health and physical well being of individuals.
BOY SCOUTS - GREAT RIVERS COUNCIL
Boy Scouts of America prepares young people for productive adulthood by providing value-based programs. These neighborhood programs promote character development, self-reliance and self-esteem, community and neighborhood service, leadership, patriotism, personal fitness and personal responsibility. It is open to boys ages 6-20 and young men and women ages 14-20. The programs of the Boy Scouts of America instill in youth the values needed to make healthy and responsible lifestyle decisions, thus, helping them to avoid the social ills that afflict many youth today.
GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MISSOURI
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouting, they can grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouts. Where girls grow strong.
A national program to help encourage and support retired senior citizens age 55 and older. Along with meaningful volunteer opportunities, RSVP provided “Life Check Calls” six days a week to those in need requesting this service. They help eligible seniors apply for MO Property / Pharmaceutical Tax Credits to help defray the cost of rent, taxes and medications. The primary purpose of RSVP is to enrich retirement for older adults through significant community service work. RSVP volunteers share their skills and experiences with 42 non-profit agencies, organizations and health care facilities, helping to improve the quality of life in our community.
MACON DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES
Macon Diversified Industries is the sheltered workshop for Macon and surrounding communities. They employ approximately two-dozen developmentally challenged adults who would otherwise have a very difficult time working. Their devotion and attention to detail makes them ideal candidates for small piece-work, assembly work, and recycling. The employees love their work, and are grateful for the opportunity to contribute something back to their community while also finding a place to build relationships, skills, and reliability with others. They also run a thrift shop which handles quality merchandise from surrounding communities and enables others to give back to their community as well.
ADAIR COUNTY FAMILY YMCA
The Adair County Family YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. The YMCA provides a variety of fitness and recreation programs for youth and adults at its 29,000 square-foot facility located on 14 acres. Situated right across the street from the schools, the YMCA is also a popular destination for children in the afternoon. 2017 marks the 53rd anniversary of the YMCA in Kirksville. The original goal of the YMCA is the same…to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA’s core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – are inherent in each of the programs offered.
THE SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army gives a helping hand to the less fortunate, as the needy struggle to have adequate food and shelter. Nearly three thousand times during the year, families will apply for food from the Salvation Army’s food pantry or for emergency shelter, transportation, clothing or they may even walk into the office with a shut off notice from the utility supplier and needing help to keep the lights and heat on. The Salvation Army stands ready to assist in the struggles of our area’s people as they try to make ends meet.
HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST MISSOURI
The Hospice of Northeast Missouri provides physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for dying persons and their families. They provide care that is focused on helping families cope with what people fear most about dying - being in pain, being alone, losing control, and being a burden to others. Services are provided by a medically supervised interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. Hospice services are available in both the home and inpatient setting. Home care is provided on a part-time, intermittent, regularly-scheduled and around-the-clock on-call basis. Bereavement services are available to the family for up to one year after the patient dies. Admission is on the basis of patient and family need with approval of their attending physician and the Hospice medical director. There is no greater gift then allowing your loved one to be in a place he/she loves, surrounded by people who love them.
Hospice of NEMO is dedicated to that cause.
Community Opportunities Sheltered Workshop operates on a full-time basis under authorization by the Missouri Department of elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and meets prescribed standards. Employment is based upon approval by DESE for developmentally disabled personnel age sixteen and older. Personnel are guided in work production to develop and enhance their job skills, job safety and social interaction. The employees are highly self motivated and have a great sense of personal pride and responsibility in their work. This stable work force enables us to offer competent handling of both long and short-term jobs.
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES SHELTERED WORKSHOP
ADAIR COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL
The Adair County 4-H Council is the governing body for the 4-H Clubs in Adair County. 4-H is a life-skills building youth service organization dedicated to creating environments where young people are valued, contributing members of the community. The goal of 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directed, productive members of society. It is a family-community effort supplementing and complementing the mission of the home, church, and school for the development of youth.
Kirk Tran provides public transportation to residents who live within 15 miles of downtown Kirksville. It is available through both a fixed route schedule and on-demand. Those who are unable to drive because of lack of funds or ability, thus have access to transportation to get them to the doctor, shopping, and for visiting. Rides can be reserved Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.