It was recently announced that the United Way of Southeast Missouri will assist in the funding gaps for children, so they are able to receive services in both speech and hearing at the Center for Speech and hearing on the SEMO Campus. United Way officials say, the center gives students a learning opportunity, but it doesn’t receive full funding from the university, and that community outreach is the reason why the United way has made them a new funding partner. In addition the facility, also serves people within the community, who have had strokes and or brain injuries. Center officials say, one barrier that they see is that individuals are not able to get the right transportation to get there. The center currently serves the community through screenings and different projects, such as Project Homeless Connect.