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The Linn Creek (Missouri) Career Center

200 54-68 Lower Business Park Road, Linn Creek MO 65052

Tuesdays at 10:00am.

LANI News…

Kids’ Harbor and L.A.N.I.  have joined efforts raising funds to  meet the needs of Lake area children, individuals, and families in their times of crisis.  By purchasing a Waverunner Raffle ticket you will be helping us help our neighbors, plus you could get an opportunity to own a brand new Yamaha Waverunner!  Thank you for your consideration!   For ticket information, please view the flyer pictured  or Text or Call 573-480-1221.


On March 15th, 2018 Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors presented a check to us in the amount of $854.50! Members of the Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors collected these funds during their meeting. The generosity of its members is greatly appreciated!

Pictured left to right: Jeanne Rackers, Tami Sutterer, Ed Thomas, Bob Robinson, Angela Geon, Marcie Vansyoc, Michelle Lasson, and Michael Lasson.

History and Vision of Local Area Needs Initiative Organization

You may have heard the phrase “Communication is KEY”. It is fitting for our organization and our mission. The organization came about as a way for those who were trying to help individuals in crisis in our community get the help they needed from local area resources. Instead of sending the individuals around the circuit of agencies, it became clear that there was a better way. The agencies and people who wanted to help those in need would meet to share the needs they knew of and solve the needs within the network of local resources. They began by simplifying the process of meeting these needs in order to act efficiently.

This organization has no boundaries but focuses on helping those in our community. When we find out about a need we are able to either refer that person to an organization for assistance or we step in financially and proactively to get the need resolved. There are many resources in a community but linking those resources in order to more efficiently solve the needs of those in the community is what we do best. We bridge agencies and step in the gap to form a web of interconnected sources to best assist those who need help.

Our singular focus is meeting needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because of our connections, partners and sponsors, we are able to meet needs rapidly with less red tape. We meet weekly to discuss community needs and share common ideas and means of moving forward with solutions. In between the meetings we stay in contact to assure needs are met on a timely basis.

Our vision for the future is to enable other communities to use this model to simplify the way they are meeting the needs in their community. Helping people does not have to be difficult, it should be simple and community focused. Please feel free to join us at a meeting to learn more about our members and how we turn good intention into action.

Join us at a meeting to learn more.

Mission Statement

To help meet the needs of families and individuals in crisis by finding and utilizing resources available within the community.

LANI Partners

We are thankful for our Partners both businesses and individuals. They provide much-needed support enabling us to continue and grow our work. Please support them as you do business in our community.

Our Partners:

  • Salvation Army
  • KRMS Radio
  • Keller Williams Realtors/Jack Tezak
  • Central Ozarks Medical Center
  • Advocare/Kelly Kientzy
  • Mid MO Health and Safety/Doug Thompson
  • Lake Area Helping Hands
  • Community Christian Church
  • Rockhouse Church
  • Church of Osage Hills
  • LAMB
  • The Hunter Group/Lake Locator
  • Ozarks Amphitheater
  • Precision Auto
  • Vuja De Salon
  • Ashley Carpet Cleaning
  • Adair’s Animal Nuisance Trapping
  • Rockin Kuntry Band
  • Al Griffin Photography
  • Our Eyes Upon Missouri
  • Lake Area Missouri Reentry Process
  • Beroco Printer Products
  • Wright Studio Lake Photography
  • Conaway Contracting
  • Vital Graphics, LLC
  • CADV
  • Clear Point Bible Fellowship
  • Bryant Auction
  • Elite Roofing & Siding