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1322 South Campbell Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Our Mission

Friends of Operation Us mission is to promote healthy relationships through accessible, high quality, energizing, skills based training.

Our Vision

A community that supports and nurtures healthy, caring, and secure environments that provide safe and stable homes for children.

Our Core Values

  • Accessibility - We value accessible relationship education for all people in order to create a positive impact on the community.
  • Partnership -We believe that cooperation and collaboration make us stronger; we share our knowledge and develop meaningful relationships with others to benefit those we serve and build healthier communities.
  • Education -We value lively, practical training that is research based in order to enhance the skills and communication of couples and young adults.
  • Healthy Relationships -We value giving individuals the tools to create stable, healthy homes where our children can thrive and grow.

Our History

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  - Margaret Mead US anthropologist (1901 - 1978)

Ozarks Marriage Matters (OMM) began when a small group of concern citizens came together in September 2002 to begin discussing what they might do to promote a more marriage-friendly environment. After many meetings, several volunteers step forward to serve as a board devoted to promoting healthy relationships. This group became known as Ozarks Marriage Matters. OMM filed for non-profit corporation status in Missouri.

OMM has continued to work in our community to strengthen and support healthy marriages and families. In addition to promoting relationship education, OMM again joined with Forest Institute to pursue a federal grant. In October 2006, OMM joined Forest Institute, ADsmith Communications, and the Pregnancy Care Center in receiving a five-year grant to promote healthy marriages and relationships in 29 counties of Southwest Missouri. You can learn more over at Operation Us .

As of October 4, 2011, OMM became Friends of Operation Us in to clearly define its relationship with Operation Us.