A couple different agencies and non-profits to contact for help in Cole County and Jefferson City include Central Missouri Community Action as well as the Salvation Army of Jefferson City. Learn about the assistance programs they offer below, and get information on the resources they offer to people who need help.
You will also find information on food vouchers and pantries, and other local charity organizations.
This non-profit social services agency also a wide variety of services, including temporary financial assistance, clothing vouchers, and other aid to those in need. They do have criteria that need to be met, and may require the applicant to attend workshops on counseling and budgeting. The various services offered include:
The Salvation Army is based in Jefferson City Missouri and can be reached at (573) 635-0117.
There are locations across Missouri and that also support the county of Cole. The resources provided will vary by site and funding levels. A sampling of the assistance programs offered may include the following.
The Missouri and federal government Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has two components, which are referenced below.
Other programs that are potentially offered by the community action agency include Section 8 housing, Career Assistance Programs, Weatherization, and Head start.
The centers will also focuses on satisfying basic needs of low income families in Cole County, including the homeless. So the non-profits may also offer them access to funds to pay rent, food, or a security deposit. Of course, job placement and assistance is also a focus from services such as Life Skills Learning Opportunities. Learn more on HUD programs or call a community action agency in Cole County for referrals and details on their services. Click more information.
Some of the local organizations that provide food to low income, the working poor, elderly, and unemployed include:
Cole County residents can contact Samaritan Center Interfaith Agency at (573) 634-7776. They also run a dental clinic that accepts patients by appointment only. Extractions and fillings free to qualified individuals. They also offer general health care for free, on a walk in basis. Applicants for the medical care cannot have medicaid or private insurance. Learn more on free health care programs.
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