Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, Worth County assistance programs

A large number of non-profit organizations, charities, and government programs can provide financial assistance for qualified individuals. Get help with rent, utility and heating bills, free food, and other forms of financial and other aid.

Community Services Inc. - This non-profit organization is the local community action agency. Their primary goal is to provide counseling, referrals and help to low to moderate income citizens, including the disabled, elderly, and low income. The organization can help them gain the skills, information on assistance programs and charities, knowledge and motivation to become self-sufficient. Some of the services, resources, and assistance programs offered by the community action agency include: Utility Assistance, Family Support Services, Head Start, Rental  Assistance, LIHEAP, Weatherization, Workforce Development Center, Emergency Crisis Intervention Programs, Food Pantry and Temporary Emergency Food Assistance.

Energy and Housing Programs - They offer programs that focus on helping qualified individuals with everything and that range from utility costs and heating bills, fuel (propane or wood), air conditioner and and furnace repairs to rent payments and transitional housing so families can live in housing that is safe, healthy and affordable. Weatherization programs are also offered for free that help help people save money on their monthly energy bills.

Call Community Services Inc. at (660) 726-5663.

Table Rock Lighthouse Food Pantry - This centers offers free food and baby supplies, free diapers and baby formula. Tarkio. (660) 736-5647

Maryville Ministry Center - Runs a food pantry and provides gently used or new clothing. Call (660) 582-6649





Stanberry Ministerial Alliance - Can offer one or more of the following programs. Utility and/or Electric Service Payment Assistance, Money for Gasoline, Utility and Heating Assistance, Help for Water Bills. Stanberry Missouri. (660) 783-2689.

Hope House Ministries - Dial this Forest City food pantry at (660) 446-2223

Northwest Medical Center - This is a community clinic for the Northwest Missouri are, including the counties of Gentry and Worth County. Get access to free health care, or services that are offered on a sliding fee scale. Call the center at (660) 582-3113

Tri County Health Department Dekalb Gentry Worth - Public health clinic offering various low cost or free health services. Stansberry. Call (660) 783-2707.

By Jon McNamara

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