Webster, Wright, Douglas and Laclede County assistance programs.
Emergency financial assistance
Ozark Action is for the Wright and Douglas County areas. The main office can be called at (417) 256-6147. There are many programs and case management services provided by the community action agency, if the applicant is qualified. However, all funds will be limited.
Direct financial aid is limited, but when funds allowed there may be support for utility or paying heating bills as well as rent. Funding can come from the federal government ESG or other sources. Additional programs in Douglas may be applications to LIHEAP or information on discount prescription medications. Another focus is on helping residents find employment, repair their credit, and gain stability.
Mountain Grove Community Center is based at 700 E State Street. They focus on senior citizens. Some of the programs include Meals on Wheels as well as respite care. The agency can also help with tax filing from VITA, applying for Medicare, and more. Phone - (417) 926-5867.
Similar to above is the Seymour Senior Center. The elderly can get referrals and short term support. Free food, meals, information on low income senior housing, and much more is provided. There are also non-monetary aid such as benefits screening and certificate assistance. The phone number is (417) 935-2211.
Webster County families can try the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation. Assistance to prevent homeless and hunger is combined with employment services. Clients can be referred to Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) for security deposits or back rent. When it comes to food, referrals to pantries or state of Missouri benefits such as SNAP food stamps are offered. Case managers partner with clients in an effort to help them overcome poverty as well. Phone - (417) 926-5570, or try the Mountain Grove Office at 807 N. Main St. #1.
Missouri Ozarks Community Action is for Laclede County. Similar to above, applications for LIHEAP as well as weatherization are available. There is also a case management process for qualified low income families. Other programs include Head Start, information on low income housing or apartments, benefit screening, and much more. They also have a resource directory for other social service organizations in the region. (573) 765-3263.
Harmony House – The non-profit only assists women and children of domestic violence. Some of the resources available include emergency shelter that is safe. Clients can also get referred to free legal aid, hot meals, and other support that will lead to a stable environment. 417.837.7700.
Lebanon Resource Center process public benefits. Everything from grants from TANF cash assistance is combined with food stamps, section 8 vouchers, and SSI disability applications. A social worker can also partner with the very low income family on the cause of their struggles.
The goal is to eradicate poverty. Whether a client is a single moms, senior, or working poor, the Resource Center can direct them to a relevant assistance program. Address is 2639 S Jefferson, Lebanon, Missouri 65536. 1-855-373-4636.
Crosslines Ministry – There is limited financial aid for utility bills. Other resources from the charity include funds for rent, emergency shelter, security deposits and basic supplies. That may be clothing for work or school or even goods such as furniture for a new home. The office is in Lebanon, or dial (417) 588-3559. The church supports Laclede County residents.
Hughes Senior Center only assists the elderly. There are Congregate Meals, applications to resources such as Medicare, and many more services focused on seniors. Address is 460 West 5th Street, Lebanon, MO 65536, call (417) 532-3040.
COPE is a non-profit located in Lebanon, MO that only assists women and children of domestic violence. Some resources available include emergency shelter, legal advocacy and referral to other supportive services. 417-533-5201
Webster County rent and housing programs - Assistance is available from churches, charities, and non-profits. Clients include single moms, seniors living on a fixed income as well as the disabled. Resources available include motel vouchers, furniture, legal advice, or even grants to pay a deposit or a portion of what is owed in rent to the landlord. This is a regional service, and read more on Springfield rental assistance programs.
Family Support Division of Douglas County (dial (417) 683-4817) as well as Laclede County (number (417) 532-3137) offer many services. They include Medicaid Appeals, applications to TANF, counseling, and even vouchers to help pay for child care. Most of the aid is for families in poverty. They also help people apply for SNAP food stamps as well as other public aid in Missouri.
Missouri Ozarks Community Health – Dial (417) 683-5739. They may help patients locate affordable medical care in the region. Or residents can also find free health care programs.
Webster County Health Unit South Clinic – Programs include Flu Vaccines for seniors and children as well as immunizations. They can also operate as a community clinic in the area. Prescription drugs, basic care, physicals, and more can be arranged. (417) 859-2532.
Webster County Pantry has clothing, including winter coats for children. There may also be free food, appliances, holiday meals, and more. Address is 41 Ferguson Drive, Marshfield, MO 65706, dial (417) 859-3525.
Heart of the Hills Food Harvest – They operate a food bank and also offer other social services. The charity may have referrals to utility and water bill assistance, rent help, and public aid too. In some cases low interest loans are used for certain bills that a resident has. Call (417) 683-6400.
Calvary Temple Love Center has many goods. They include personal grooming/hygiene, emergency food, baby formula, clothing, and other material goods. The center is in Mountain Grove Missouri, and dial (417) 926-5788.