Teen Mom Program, that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in southwest
Missouri. This program will provide smoking cessation counseling and transportation to prenatal
premature birth and low birthweight. Ensuring expectant teens receive early prenatal care is also a vital
service to assist in the reduction of premature birth and low birthweight babies.
|Our mission statement
“Bridging parents, communities, schools, and area resources to
provide educational opportunities for children, teens, and adults.”
We want to say a special THANK YOU to the Thrifty Closest for
their generous, continued support of our Teen Mom program.
Thank you for your support of our vital mission to educate and
advocate for teen mothers who are becoming a parent while still
a child themselves. Today and every day,
Kornerstone, Inc. of Barry Co. is hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 13
2014 race will be provided by Ozark Racing Systems of Springfield. Medals will be
For registration and more information, please visit our website: www.kornerstoneinc.org.
or www.ridgerunnersports.com under 2014 schedule. Registration forms may also be
picked up at Cassville YMCA, Arvest Bank, or Cassville Chamber office.
Pictured is Regina McIlrath of Service 1 Federal Credit Union presenting a check to
Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone Director for Sponsorship of the 5K Run/Walk.
All proceeds will benefit Kornerstone's Teen Mom program.
Kornerstone’s Teen Mom Program recently received funding from the Robert and
Francis Chaney Family Foundation in the amount of $3,500 for program year
2015. Kornerstone is a local non-profit organization serving pregnant and
parenting teens in Barry County through advocacy and education. This funding
will be utilized to provide direct services to pregnant teens in Barry County
including transportation to prenatal visits, W.I.C. services, well-baby checks,
personal home visits to expectant and parenting teens, and childbirth classes.
The Mission of the Chaney Family Foundation is “to benefit the welfare of
children and families and to support public safety”. The foundation awards grants
in the areas of human services, public safety and faith based programs in the
geographic areas of Barry County, Missouri, Cabell County, West Virginia and
Jackson & Josephine Counties, Oregon.
By Marlene Whitham
The Soroptimist volunteer service organization for business and professional women
recently presented Kornerstone, Inc.’s Teen Parent program with a $500 grant
award. Kornerstone will utilize this grant to provide education and advocate for young
teen parents and babies in Barry county. A fatherhood initiative has recently been
added to their services for young families.
Kornerstone has been serving expectant and parenting teens in Barry county since
2006. The teen parent program has served over 200 pregnant teens with their
advocacy reaching over 600
teens, babies, and dads.
Shown in picture is Stacy Runnels presenting Jaynee Langley, Marlene Whitham, and
Lisa Miller a check for $500.
Soroptimists Award Grant to Kornerstone