Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation - This is the local Christian County Missouri community action agency. Several programs and services are offered.
Least of These Inc. - Provides food pantry that distributes perishable, groceries and nonperishable foods to the needy in the area. Call (417) 724-2500
Consumer Credit Counseling - This is a non-profit agency that offers consumers numerous housing, debt, and mortgage programs.
Contact them to meet one-on-one with a counselor to get personal financial counseling. They serve Ozark and the greater Christian County area as a whole. Among the other services offered include the ability to out repayment arrangements with creditors (such as debt management) The counselor can help clients get relief from debt collector phone calls, over-limit fees, and late fees with credit card companies and other unsecured debt. So they can help people deal with debts, and also provide longer term solutions. For example, they can assist with budgeting, negotiation, debt management plans and credit education.
Mortgage, foreclosure, and housing solutions are also offered. A housing counselor can provide pre-filing bankruptcy counseling, mortgage delinquency counseling, and pre-foreclosure housing counseling. They can also refer people to government and bank mortgage programs.
Call (417) 889-7474 for debt, credit, and consumer counseling.
Salvation Army Family Services can assist the working poor and low income. There are offices in Christian County, including Springfield. A wide range of emergency assistance is offered. Some limited funds may be offered for utility and heating bills as well as rent. Other programs include free food, Christmas assistance, shelter, and self-sufficiency. Families can have their basic needs met. More Salvation Army Christian County programs.
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