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Ending Homelessness

The Homeless Coalition

The Homeless Coalition’s mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals in the Jasper/Newton Region impacted by all aspects of homelessness through community education and coordinating of community services.

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Serving Jasper & Newton Counties

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jessje.The Homeless coalition (thc) Contact:

President:  Robin Smith, MSW, CCAP


Vice-President:  Thomas Walters


Secretary:  Jessica Lara Hughes


Treasurer:  Christina Wilson

Monthly Meeting:  Second Monday

Time:  11:30 A.M.

Meeting Location:  meetings are being held via Google Meet. For a link to the meeting please email Robin Smith at

Mailing address:  The Homeless Coalition I/C: The Alliance,  1601 S. Wall Ave. • Joplin, MO 64801

Phone: 417-782-9899 • Fax: 417-782-4337


  • Diversity: We are committed to respecting the diversity of all individuals we work with and serve.
  • Integrity: We are committed to treating all people honestly, fairly, and respectfully.
  • Compassion: We value being compassionate and caring in our interactions with all individuals.
  • Accountability: We respect the valuable resources entrusted to us. We are committed to fiscal and program accountability and evaluating our performance in terms of benefit to the public.
  • Teamwork: We are committed to working as a coordinated and collaborative team in our efforts to reduce homelessness.
What we do

Our Services

Coordinated Entry

Standardized access, assessment, referral and housing placement for all people experiencing homelessness in Jasper and Newton Counties.

street outreach

Street outreach provides: an immediate response to homelessness. We engage with the homeless population where they live, working to reduce homelessness.

Continuum Of Care

The Homeless Coalition has selected Economic Security of Southwest Missouri as the lead organization for the Continuum of Care Process. 

COmmunity Resource Guide

The Homeless Coalition works with more than 20 community agencies to provide emergency shelter, food and clothing, and help people find long-term housing.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

The Homeless Coalition’s mission: to improve the quality of life of individuals in the Jasper/Newton Region impacted by all aspects of homelessness through community education and coordinating of community services.


Pocket Pal

Help is only one click away

There are various ways of getting the help that you need. Whether it’s food, clothes, or substance abuse, our directory will provide you with a list of service providers in your area that can offer the help that you need.

The Joplin Homeless Coalition is proud to offer this easy-to-use online directory of service providers where all the information needed is just a click away!

Download the offline version

Save this handy version of our directory of serive providers to your phone or personal device to access valuable contact information, even when you can’t access the internet.

A printed version of the Pocket Pal is available at Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area at 302 S. Joplin Avenue.