Monett churches, nonprofits will gather to re-think poverty

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Barry and Lawrence counties are partnering with the True Charity Initiative to host a workshop on effective compassion. True Charity’s Foundations Workshop will outline seven marks of effective charity, coupling philosophy with best practices.

So many of those living in poverty are caught in a generational cycle of dependency. The Foundations Workshop will discuss the practicalities of relational, work-oriented, results-driven care that truly empowers those in need. This seminar will give the community a chance to come together and discuss the complexities of poverty in Salem while examining effective approaches to community development.

The Foundations Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett. This full-day course is approved for seven continuing education credits for social workers in Missouri.

The True Charity Initiative exists to champion a national movement of voluntary, effective charity at the most local level. For more information please visit or call Rachel Luebbering, resource coordinator, SW MO Coalition of Charities, at 417-772-3611.