Empowering Youth provides shelter and critical aftercare services to help meet basic needs for homeless and unsafely housed youth and teens, ages birth to 18, and prepares them for success on the path ahead.
Having our basic needs met opens us up to entirely new worlds of possibility.
The Empowering Youth program provides resources to homeless and unsafely housed youth and teens in southwest Missouri. Services include, but are not limited to: emergency shelter, clothing, transportation, access to job training, life skills, and connecting to other community resources. Shelter is provided through the Ozarks Family Resource Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Empowering Youth provides short-term shelter in a crisis situation, referral to pertinent resources, and mediation via individual, family and group counseling. The focus is on ensuring the youth and their families find a safe and stable living situation.
24/7 Emergency Helpline
Are you a youth or teen in need of emergency shelter? We can help! Call our emergency helpline anytime at (417) 861-4244. All calls are 100% confidential.