About Us:

To exercise influence by providing resources and vision in collaboration with community leaders to address the needs of families in Stone and Taney Counties.

Healthy Families Taskforce (HFT) has been in existence since 1997.  It includes representatives from more than 40 public and private human service organizations.  HFT meets on the second Thursday of each month, at the Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson. If you would like to participate in our next meeting please contact the University of Missouri Extension office at (417) 546-4431.

Where we meet:

Woodhills Family Church 3953 Green Mountain Dr. Branson MO, 65616
The Porch Building
3953 Green Mountian Dr Branson MO

Healthy Families Taskforce Initiatives:

  • Participate in community health fairs to reach area residents.
  • Increase awareness of health issues, quality  care, and preventative measures by collaborating with local agencies to provide training and education for childcare providers.
  • Conduct programs addressing child abuse and neglect prevention and child health and safety issues.
  • Increase awareness of job skills needed in the workplace by identifying those needs and providing training and resources to the areas underemployed and unemployed.
  • Increase awareness and prevention of child abuse by increasing resident participation in the Children’s Trust Fund’s “License to Care” program.
  • Conduct free volunteer income tax assistance for low to moderate income families.
  • Provide funding, through community grants, for car seat distribution to families in need.
  • Conducting car seat safety classes for families by licensed safety technicians.
  • Participate in a wide variety of activities, which promote education of community members, to help better the lives of families.