Serving our Community with Flourish

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Flourish CDC is a key part of Schweitzer’s outreach to our local community. This non-profit ministry launched out of Schweitzer in 2021 and has continued to be an incredible ministry to the regional Springfield community.

We encourage anyone wanting to get involved in making a different here in our local community to engage with the various ministries of Flourish, which include:

The Flourish Food Pantry: Open on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
Located inside the Schweitzer Student Center.
The Coach House: A transitional housing ministry for women
Jobs for Life Program: Providing job training, mentorship, encouragement and more.
• Ongoing Classes including Faith and Finances, Boundaries, The Story of God and more.

Flourish differs from many organizations in that it comes alongside an individual to develop a personal relationship with them. Staff, mentors, and caring volunteers spend time with each person to understand their needs, challenges, and life goals. These people then help those we serve to develop a realistic path to a life of hope, health and self-sufficiency. 

Flourish is led by Executive Director Wayne Thompson and program director Camille Price.
You can reach them by calling the Flourish office at 417-450-4438 or by email at

Learn more about Flourish


On March 28 from 8 am to 2:30 – flourish will be be participating in a neighborhood clean up in the Heart of the West Side neighborhood. We would love to see a lot of Schweitzer friends there to serve the west side community.  If you plan to be at this event, please sign up so we know to expect you.