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Get Involved

Many of our staff members serve on a variety of coalitions with the goal to preserve and improve the health of the community and all of those who live here. We work closely with organizations within our community as well as surrounding communities in order to build a healthy community for all of our residents.

Local Coalitions and Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Reserve Corps

Contact Info:

Dawn Williams

dawn.williams@lpha.mo.gov

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers who help make their communities stronger and healthier during disasters and every day. Volunteers are organized into community-based units that work to improve local emergency response capabilities, reduce potential public health risks and vulnerabilities, and build community preparedness and resilience. For more information on how to get involved, please feel free to contact our MRC Coordinator.

Mental Health Coalition

Contact Info:

Dawn Williams

dawn.williams@lpha.mo.gov

The Pettis County Mental Health Coalition is made up of a large group of community members with the goal of early intervention for those who are in crisis. This group works together to find resources for those in need, help connect people to services, as well as educate on prevention in a variety of areas (substance use, mental health awareness, and suicide prevention to name a few). The coalition meets on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please reach out to our Mental Health Coordinator Dawn.

Pettis County Adolescent Health Coalition

Contact Info:
Erica Elliott

erica.elliott@lpha.mo.gov

The Pettis County Adolescent Health Coalition provides a variety of services to help the adolescents of Pettis County lead physically and emotionally healthy lives. The coalition is focused on the health and well-being of our youth. This is done by educating others, raising awareness, supporting healthy choices, advocating for change, and strengthening the community.  It is made up of community members, partner organizations, local groups and youth. Meetings are held quarterly in-person at the Pettis County Health Center as well as online. Please feel free to reach out if you would like more information, or are interested in being a part of this group.

Pettis County Coalition for Better Health & Safe Communities

Contact Info:

Debbie Freels

debbie.freels@lpha.mo.gov

Pettis County Coalition for Better Health and Safe Communities values the input of residents from all segments of the community joining together to create structures and policies that promote equitable access to living in a healthy community. Our mission is to work with Pettis County businesses, residents, community partners, and community leaders to create an accessible and healthy community.

If you are interested in participating join us at a meeting on the First Tuesday of the month at 3:30 in person at Pettis County Health Center Conference Room or you may join us on Zoom.

Zoom Meeting Code:    610 516 2240          Passcode:  Peace23!

PILLARS of Pettis County

Contact Info:

pchcsite@gmail.com

Pillars of Pettis County exists to assist our community with access to stable, safe, and affordable housing for individuals and families in Pettis County. Pillars desires to offer safe and welcoming living spaces to meet people in their moment of need. This is done through collaboration with community partners in order for those in our community to access the resources for physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health. Pillars can offer tools, training, education, and support to empower residents to create a sustainable future for themselves.

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