Our Chapter Territory
We serve 29 counties in Southwest Missouri. These counties are: Barry, Barton, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Green, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, Ripley, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright. Within these counties it is estimated there are more than 22,000 persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.
The Alzheimer’s Association - Southwest Missouri Chapter
Our office is located at 1630 W Elfindale, Springfield, MO 65807
The Alzheimer’s Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through promotion of brain health. We are proud to offer programs and services to the 29 counties we serve in Southwest Missouri.
A World Without Alzheimer's®.
The Southwest Missouri Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses seventy-six percent of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.
The Southwest Missouri Chapter was incorporated in 1987 with a group of volunteers dedicated to reaching out to the needs of people in southwest Missouri trying to cope with Alzheimer's disease. Volunteers and part-time staff provided services to families. In 1998 a part-time Executive Director and a full-time office manager were hired. In January 1999 a full-time education coordinator was hired and finally in July 1999 a full-time Executive Director was hired.
Since then, the Association has expanded in fundraising and their ability to hire additional staff to deliver more programs and services for families coping with disease. The Chapter has a professional staff that includes an Associate Director of Programs, Associate Director of Development, Associate Director of Special Events, Finance Director, Associate Care Consultant, a Community Outreach Coordinator, and an Administrative Assistant.