(Joplin, MO) – The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is set to close on its new space located at 1901 S. Pearl Avenue in Joplin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 30. The public is invited to join staff as they celebrate this milestone and enjoy a tour of the new facility following the signing.
This property includes the former South Joplin Christian Church, which was built in 1916 and boasts 26,861 square feet situated in the heart of Joplin. The building will provide ample space for the nonprofit’s growing programs.
In addition to the building, the property includes a park with playground equipment and a large paved parking lot, two features currently lacking from The Alliance’s space at 1601 S. Wall Avenue.
“The building at 1901 S. Pearl Avenue is 10,000 square feet larger than our current building at 1601 S. Wall Avenue, which will allow our staff some breathing room along with an incredible facility to serve kids and their families,” said Jen Black, Executive Director of the Alliance.
Black went on to state, “This opportunity would not be possible without the vision of Scott Vorhees, our Board of Directors, and the Children’s Trust Fund, who facilitated the distribution of the Facility Improvement and Infrastructure Grant, which was allocated by the Missouri Legislature and Governor Parsons.”
About The Alliance of Southwest Missouri:
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri exists to make Southwest Missouri the safest place for kids to thrive. The Alliance identifies concerns, locates resources, and facilitates change through community collaborations, education, and prevention work in Jasper, Newton, Barton, and McDonald County. Our programs exist to prevent childhood abuse, injury, and death by helping children and the adults in their lives in making safer choices and creating safer environments.
Kate Kelley, Coalition & Full Potential Coordinator
The Alliance of SWMO