Difference Makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities.



Womens Medical Respite

Saturday, January 01, 2022

View Full Post   Our feature Difference Maker for the month of January is Womens Medical Respite. Joe Rios visits with Jan Weiss, President and Managing Director, Carol Daniel with Womens Medical Respite and discusses the various programs they offer women in the Springfield area. This Medical Respite program provides services to homeless patients who do not meet hospital criteria, but are too ill to be on the streets. Click here to learn more about Womens Medical Respite.


Crosslines of Springfield

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

View Full Post   Our feature Difference Maker for the month of December is Crosslines of Springfield. Joe Rios visits with Wes Buchholz, Director of Crosslines, and talks about the various ways they help the community.   Crosslines…


Honor Flight of the Ozarks

Monday, November 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with President and trip leader Christopher Stark with the Honor Flight of the Ozarks.   The goal of Honor Flight of the Ozarks is to get our veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials.  Click…


Blind Community Thrift Store

Friday, October 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of October is Disabilities Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with General Manager, Richard Orr with the Blind Community Thrift Store and talks about the various programs they offer.   Click…


Nova Center Of The Ozarks

Friday, October 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of October is Disabilities Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Cheryl Cassidy with Nova Center of the Ozarks and talks about the various programs they offer.   "Nova…


Empower: Abilities

Friday, October 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of October is Disabilities Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with CEO, Shannon Porter with Empower: Abilities and talks about the various programs they offer.   Their mission is to remove barriers…


A Sporting Chance

Friday, September 10, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Dick Jones to talk about the various programs they offer.  Their mission is to give A Sporting Chance to any person with any disability, youth who are disadvantaged,…


Elevate Branson

Sunday, August 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits, CEO and Executive Director with Elevate Branson, Bryan Stallings and talks about the various programs they offer the Branson community along with several other communities across the Ozarks.  


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.  Susan Mellentine, CEO, tells more…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield.  Jeff Long, Director of Operations,…