Lift Up Someone Today

HERE IS OUR 2020 Report

HOW WE WORK

Everything we do is by volunteers and by donations only.  We do not take state or federal aid.  This allows those unable to qualify for any help to get the help they need. 

We also do a sliding scale so that those that are in a position to pay a small amount for a visit, actually help "pay it forward" to those that are unable to.  Those unable to get help, nothing changes at all.  We are there for them!  

We really need your help to continue helping to "LIFT UP" others!  It takes a lot of money to pay the overhead: rent, utilities, phone, medicines, supplies, and so much more.  We are so THANKFUL for any help you can provide us.  Donations can be dropped off in person on any Friday, mailed to Lift Up Springfied at 3259 E. Sunshine St., Suite AA, Springfield, MO 65804, or visit our "Donation" page here on the website. 


WHO USES OUR SERVICES
Lift Up Springfield is now considered a key source for referrals for people needing medical, dental, pain and mental health help from all over SW Missouri Counties:  Greene, Christian, Taney, Lawrence, Stone, Webster, Wright, Texas, Douglas, ozark, Barry, Dallas, Polk, Cedar, Dade, Baron, Camden, Hickory, Jasper, Newton, Howell, Pulaski, Phelps, McDonald.  People from 5 states have found their way to Lift Up, desperate for help.  Lift Up is listed as a follow up source on all area Emergency Room's discharge papers, low income clinics such as Jordan Valley and MSU Clinic send us patients that are unable to qualify for their services, nursing and residential homes, battered women's shelters, homeless shelters, Salvation Army, Christain Foundation, local dental offices, the Kitchen, local and state correctional facilities and numerous other agencies that work with the underserved. 

LIFT UP IS AN EDUCATIONAL SOURCE

Lift Up Springfield has become a source for educational training for medical students, nursing students, pre-med and pre-dental students, medical assistant programs, pharmacy students, dental assistant and hygienist programs.  Students come to gain clinical experience for college and medical school credit.  We work with many great eduational institutions:  Cox Nursing, MSU Nursing, OTC Nursing, KCUMB and Kirksville DO Medical Schools, University of Science, Arts and Technology Medical School, numerous other IMG Medical Schools, Boards Ready USMLE Step 1 Review Program, Vatterott College, Everest College, Arkansas Pharmacy School, and many others.  Lift Up provides both core and elective rotations for medical school students.


WHERE OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE FROM

Local practicing and retired Doctors and Dentist, Burrell Mental Health, Loehr Chiropractic, Pain massage therapist, Nurse Practitioners, EMT's, Cox and Mercy Nurses, MSU, retired Veterans, retired nurses, students, churches supply our Friday "Lift Up" lunches so everyone can eat, hygienist and dental assistants from local dental offices, local high school students, lots of amazing people around the Ozarks, even our own patient's help us out! 

 

"LIFT UP" has now helped over 25,000 people since we opened!

"Lift Up" is making a difference in people's lives!

This is thanks so the many, amazing volunteers that we have been blessed by.  They have given hundreds of hours of their time, hearts and resources!  Lift Up Springfield is an amazing family of wonderful people. 

Lift Up Springfield has seen patients from all over Missouri, but it spreads much further than this.  Our patients have also come from many neighboring states.  


COVID-19 really hit everyone hard this year.  We had to close down for several months until it was safe to reopen.  This caused a small drop in the overall patients we were able to see this year.  But helping just one patient means success.  However, we are so happy to report that we were still able to help our patients with their needs via other forms of communications or visits at our other clinics.  For those with severe dental needs, we still saw them during this closed time using safety precautions in order to take care of them and get them out of pain.  Thankfully, after June we were able to open and see patients as we always have.  

We were also excited to expand our denture services because of the addition of a wonderful local lab to our team.  We have also been thankful that Burrell Mental Health was able to continue providing counseling services for our mental health patients via telecommunications.  

We were also excited to finally be able to get the groundwork laid for our "Healthy Food Pantry".  We are hoping to get this up and going by the spring of 2021.  This will be such an important thing for those suffering from such chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.  By not eating processed foods, these individuals have a chance to break the viscious cycle they are in. 

We are also planning on expanding in 2021.  So we have a very big year coming up.