The CRC: 20 Years of Cooperation and Collaboration

2014 Person of the Year Kathern Harris
Jeanne Huffman CRC Board President Annual Partnership Banquet 2014
Three Rivers Citizen Advisory Board donation to RSVP for homebound seniors
Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland empties the prescription medicine drop box at Poplar Bluff Police Department
Spelling Bee Champions 2014
Spelling Bee Championship Fox Radio Network
Kathern Harris, Board Member CRC receives donation from Keith Shelton, Three Rivers Citizen Advisory Board
CASA Volunteers
RSVP booth display
CASA booth display
Breath Alcohol Content Testers Donated to Three Rivers Police Department - We Can Be Drug Free Coalition
Mayor Ed DeGaris
Karen  Crook accepting the Key to the City of Poplar Bluff
Hands on Creativity - Early Childhood Winter Seminar
Poverty Simulation September 2012
Key to the City February 2013
Representative Todd Richardson
Children's Library 9.11 - Read From the Start
Jim Akers, Butler County Coroner, making a presentation at the Child Abuse Domestic Violence Conference
Missouri Mentoring Partnership display board
Read From the Start Training
Commuter Parking Site on Hwy 60 West and PP - Parents Working Committee
Silly Saturday Early Childhood Fair - Butler County Sheriff's Dept. Reading to Children
Walking Through The Generations Health Walk
2013 Job Fair
Lee Spilberg and Rebeca Pacheco Silly Saturday Early Childhood Fair
Math Counts 2013
O'Neal Math Counts Winner Jacob Joseph and Kathern Harris
Lake Road Math Counts Winner Dustin Ramsey and Kathern Harris
Oak Grove Math Counts Winner Nicholas Brumitt
Eugene Field Math Counts Winner Kendric Jones and Kathern Harris
2013 Job Fair Three Rivers College

2014 Person of the Year Kathern Harris

Jeanne Huffman CRC Board President Annual Partnership Banquet 2014

Three Rivers Citizen Advisory Board donation to RSVP for homebound seniors

Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland empties the prescription medicine drop box at Poplar Bluff Police Department

The Butler County Community Resource Council’s We Can Be Drug Free Coalition and the Poplar Bluff Police Department received a Permanent Drop Box unit thanks to the Missouri’s Youth/Adult Alliance. Those looking to get rid of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications can now visit the permanent drop box located at the Poplar Bluff Police Department. This drop box is one of ten permanent drop boxes across the state of Missouri.

Spelling Bee Champions 2014

Spelling Bee Championship Fox Radio Network

Kathern Harris, Board Member CRC receives donation from Keith Shelton, Three Rivers Citizen Advisory Board

CASA Volunteers

RSVP booth display

CASA booth display

Breath Alcohol Content Testers Donated to Three Rivers Police Department - We Can Be Drug Free Coalition

Mayor Ed DeGaris

Karen Crook accepting the Key to the City of Poplar Bluff

Hands on Creativity - Early Childhood Winter Seminar

Poverty Simulation September 2012

Key to the City February 2013

Representative Todd Richardson

Children's Library 9.11 - Read From the Start

Jim Akers, Butler County Coroner, making a presentation at the Child Abuse Domestic Violence Conference

Missouri Mentoring Partnership display board

Read From the Start Training

Commuter Parking Site on Hwy 60 West and PP - Parents Working Committee

Silly Saturday Early Childhood Fair - Butler County Sheriff's Dept. Reading to Children

Walking Through The Generations Health Walk

2013 Job Fair

Lee Spilberg and Rebeca Pacheco Silly Saturday Early Childhood Fair

Math Counts 2013

O'Neal Math Counts Winner Jacob Joseph and Kathern Harris

Lake Road Math Counts Winner Dustin Ramsey and Kathern Harris

Oak Grove Math Counts Winner Nicholas Brumitt

Eugene Field Math Counts Winner Kendric Jones and Kathern Harris

2013 Job Fair Three Rivers College

The Butler County Community Resource Council celebrated its 20th year in 2012. Established in 1992, the CRC now manages an annual budget of more than $1 million, 11 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees and has engaged more than 300 volunteers in its programs and initiatives.

The CRC was established as a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Missouri and in 1997 became a Missouri Caring Communities Initiative.

Our Purpose

The CRC exists to promote coordination and cooperation between social services providers, churches, the business community and the educational system, in order to empower families and individuals to become more self-reliant, responsible and resourceful. The combined efforts of this council will result in more effective use of diminishing resources.

Our Vision

Butler County will be:

  • A better place to raise a family
  • A community where coordination and cooperation are the rule of thumb and not the exception.
  • A community where services will be integrated so there will be no wrong door and services can be mobilized to the need.
  • A community where available resources will be fully utilized and additional resources can be effectively developed as needed.
  • Butler County will be a place where citizens can look for a way to help one another, not with a hand-out, but with a hand-up.

Partnership Core Results

  • Parents working
  • Children safe on their families, and safe in their communities
  • Young children ready to enter school
  • Children and families that are healthy
  • Children and youth succeeding in school
  • Youth ready to enter the workforce and become productive citizens

Four Policy Directions

  • Increase the accountability of communities and agencies to improve results.
  • Change the way services are delivered by integrating and locating them in the neighborhoods where children go to school and families live.
  • Change the way services are financed by pooling funds more flexibly across state agencies and communities, and by tying program funding to the results they produce.
  • Change the way decisions are made by involving neighborhood residents and community stakeholders in decisions that affect their well being.