JOPLIN, Mo.—A local equine therapy program known for changing the lives of disabled children now hopes to aid veterans, thanks to assistance from Ozark Center. Magic Moments Riding Therapy and Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman Health System, are partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project to offer equine therapy to area veterans.
Ozark Center receives $1.6 million grant to expand services and treatment for abused children
Sep 24, 2012
JOPLIN, Mo.—Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined Ozark Center and Freeman Health System to announce a $1.6 million grant-funded initiative to improve treatment and services for abused youth. Awarded by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the grant will enable Ozark Center to share the principles of a trauma-informed approach with child-care agencies throughout the Four States. Since May 22, 2011, Ozark Center has treated 4,365 children; prior to the tornado that occurred on that date, Ozark Center was treating approximately 3,000 children.