JULIE’S STORY is the story of one of our Single Moms that RTTL makes possible.

The Caring People was founded in 1997 by Springfield, Missouri native JoDee Herschend. The Herschend’s own and operate amusement attractions throughout the world including our host park for the run, Silver Dollar City.  JoDee felt God had a specific mission for her. She prayed and had a vision to touch the lives of others with the love of Christ in a real and tangible way – void of judgement and isolation. JoDee enlisted the expertise of an army of caring women in establishing a model to reach impact homes led by Single Moms.    Single Moms lead the majority of Single parent households in America.

The model calls for the weekly meeting of  small weekly “Care Groups”  that are  held in churches. But, it takes a village to make a lasting impact in their lives. TCP also hosts special events for the moms and their children creating special times void of the burdens they so often endure.  Trips to the Zoo, picnics, Silver Dollar City, bowling, skating are just some of the special events our Caring Women host throughout the year.  ” They’re my family “,  we hear so often from the Single Moms in our Care Groups.

Existing Care Groups for Single Moms:

  1. Branson, Mo.
  2. Columbia, Mo.
  3. Farmington, Mo.
  4. Golden, Mo.
  5. Hollister, Mo.
  6. Jefferson City, Mo.
  7. Joplin, Mo.
  8. Kansas City, Mo.
  9. Lamar, Mo. (opening fall 2017)
  10. Liberty, Mo.
  11. Nevada, Mo.
  12. Nixa, Mo.
  13. Ozark, Mo
  14. Springfield, Mo (pioneering chapter)
  15. Washburn,Mo.
  16. Wellington, Mo
  17. Kansas City, Kansas
  18. Canton, Ohio
  19. Ponca City, Oklahoma
  20. Tulsa, Oklahoma (lastest chapter!)
  21. ….AND GROWING!