Resources to the Rescue
Resources to the Rescue website stems from counselors, social workers, and other staff dreaming of an updated and maintained resource hub for our community. Many community members would begin looking for resources, and the roadblocks were too overwhelming for them to continue their search. This led to community members finding themselves in crisis. Our team realized how necessary it was for our community to have a go-to and maintained resource website. Our team is actively working to strengthen the community by providing equal access to resources to promote equal opportunities and outcomes. Not only do we want to provide resources, but we also want to empower our community members to obtain these resources before they reach crisis mode. Our hope and mission is that the Resources to the Rescue website will serve as a tool for not only the community but for organizations, agencies, service providers, schools, religious organizations, hospitals, and more.
With this dream, a grant was written in 2021 to Skaggs Foundation to fund the Resources to the Rescue website. Skaggs Foundation was established in 2002 as a primary funding source for Skaggs Regional Medical Center. In 2013 when Skaggs hospital merged with CoxHealth, Skaggs Foundation Board of Directors chose to retain the Skaggs name, carrying on the legacy of philanthropy that started the area’s first hospital in 1950. Today, through the generosity of our community, Skaggs Foundation continues to invest in the health and wellness of the people of Stone and Taney counties. Skaggs Foundation funds patient programs, supports Cox Medical Center Branson in capital improvement projects, provides student scholarships, and impacts thousands of lives annually through its community grant making program Skaggs Legacy Endowment. To learn more about Skaggs Foundation, visit SkaggsFoundation.org.