Category Public Health & Human Services

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Entering its second year, the new City program "Live Well By Faith" is transforming the lives of local residents. Funded by a two-year grant to address health disparities in the Black community, Health Educator Verna ...

Missouri Opioid Summit: Central Region

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Missouri Opioid Summit: Central Region

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Welcome to the Missouri Opioid Summit in Columbia, MO. In Missouri, nine summits are taking place across the state to help first responders, health care providers and others deal with the growing opioid crisis. “It is...

Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Get in shape this year! Learn how you can participate in the Live Well By Faith program, a wellness initiative for members of historically Black churches.

Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Three years ago, in 2015, City Manager Mike Matthes announced a citywide strategic plan to reduce economic inequality in Columbia, Missouri. Each year, an annual report is presented to Council to recap the progress ma...

CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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The City of Columbia is developing a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance our resilience in the face of a changing climate. For more inform...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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Since 2008, Room at the Inn has provided winter shelter for homeless adults. From December through mid-March each year, Room at the Inn has provided a clean, safe place to warm up, have a meal, and get a good night's ...

2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:22:48) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Randall Cole, Carla London, Katie Burnham Wilkins (00:48:40) National Issue Char...

MPowerment/MLAN: Men’s Leadership and Activities Network

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MPowerment/MLAN: Men’s Leadership and Activities Network

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MPowerment/MLAN, a program sponsored by Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, increases HIV awareness within the gay and bisexual male population.

Off the Clock! with Joe Schlottach

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Off the Clock! with Joe Schlottach

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When he's not directing traffic at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, Joe Schlottach might be drawing or painting or sharing his passion for break dancing.