Arc of the Ozarks Breaking New Ground in Joplin

We owe a belated congratulations to the crew at Arc of the Ozarks for its success in re-establishing its facility in Joplin, which was leveled in the May 22, 2011 tornado. The group broke ground on the brand new duplex facility, totaling 2,680 square feet, in late November.

The construction is made possible, in large part, by a $100,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri’s Joplin Recovery Fund and $25,000 from the City of Joplin’s First Response Fund. Private donors made up the rest of the $260,000 tab.

The new four-bedroom duplex will host individuals with dual diagnosis and will be built specifically to accommodate the treatment program that allows them to become valued members of the community, according to a release from Arc of the Ozarks.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks salutes Arc of the Ozarks and all the other agencies still working to improve lives in Joplin, even as they seek to put their own organizations back together.