Kornerstone, Inc.
May 2010
The March of Dimes Greater Missouri Chapter has awarded a grant to Kornerstone, Inc. to support their
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
services for pregnant teens in Kornerstone’s Teen Mom program. Smoking is known to contribute to
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.
September 2010
Kornerstone, Inc. was awarded a $6,000 grant from Table Rock Lake Community Foundation. These
funds will be used to update technology, purchase new flooring for Kornerstone Early Head Start and
maintain the Kornerstone Adult Literacy building.  

Director, on behalf of the Walton Family Foundation in the amount of $5,000.00.  These funds will go
towards Kornerstone's Family Literacy Program.
Marlene Whitham, Executive Director of Kornerstone, Inc.,
announced Thursday March 31st.  These  resources will be
utilized to provide teen mothers the opportunity to receive early
prenatal healthcare, attend childbirth classes, and learn positive
parenting and infant care skills through personal and group
encompass all of Barry County in order to impact the chances of
young mothers delivering full term, healthy weight babies.  
Kornerstone Says Thank You!!!
As a non-profit organization, we depend on local financial
and volunteer support for our mission: “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, we are grateful for the difference you make.

Marlene Whitham,
Kornerstone Director
The Table Rock Lake Community Foundation recently awarded a
grant of $1,500 to Kornerstone Inc. during a luncheon at Silver
Dollar City.  The funds will be utilized to provide training for
doula/advocates of the Kornerstone Teen Mom Community
Based Doula Support program.  Accepting the check is
Kornerstone Executive Director Marlene Whitham (center) and
TRLCF Board Member Melissa Jacobson (left).
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