State and Regional News

Missouri EATs helps communities strengthen local food systems

Erica Williams, founder of a nonprofit urban agriculture program in North St. Louis County, had a vision of how to reclaim a community that had suffered through disinvestment and neglect.

JAG-Missouri attracts more than $100,000 to support students

Jobs for America’s Graduates-Missouri, known as JAG-Missouri, recently received a number of contributions totaling more than $100,000 – one of the best fundraising periods in the organization’s recent history.

Governor joins Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families

Continuing the state’s efforts to prevent suicide, Missouri Governor Mike Parson has agreed to participate in the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families, a partnership through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Local Missouri communities raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and the Department of Social Services (DSS) Children’s Division asks you to join us in raising child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention in your community.  This year’s theme is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.”

Missourians are invited to visit historical and cultural sites in commemoration of bicentennial

    A new bicentennial program is underway to encourage individuals, families and groups to travel the state and participate in fun challenges and learn more about Missouri.