Winter’s Bone, filmed in Springfield, Mo. follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly as she sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond, then disappeared. If her quest fails, her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered by her relatives and pieces together the truth.
Winter’s Bone won the Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Many reviews call for Oscar nods or refer to Winter’s Bone as the best film of 2010. It’s a must see film!
Over the past 10 years, OCH has worked to support children removed from meth homes by providing confidential medical examinations at no charge.
“We love the fact that Winter’s Bone offers a great view of challenges faced by children and families dealing with the ramifications of meth,” said Carrie Richardson, Director of Communications at OCH. “Our hospital mission is to support the underserved and improve access to care. As a local safety net provider, we are determined that no children in need fall through the cracks in the system.
OCH collaborates with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and others to provide support for the children and families affected by meth addition. Between removal from the home and placement in the care system, children affected by meth can require medical care, counseling and screening for abuse and neglect.