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AARP Tax-Aide Program
2306 Ridgefield Rd., Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 445-6914
Hours: Vary, call for information, operates only February 1 to April 15

Services: Tax preparation, assistance, and counseling; in home service for home-bound persons
Eligibility: Low or middle income persons
Fees: Free of charge



City of Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler St, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)443-2556  Fax: (573)443-0051
Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Public housing for low income persons (Downtown and Bear Creek), elderly (OakTowers), and disabled persons (Paquin Towers); Section 8 voucher program provides rental assistance vouchers to individuals and families in private rental housing; homeless assistance; self-sufficiency programs, social work and independent living service coordination; youth educational and activity program; Youth Community Coalition and Drug-Free Communities; Neighborhood Network computer labs, resident Mini-Marts and laundries; medical transportation assistance; Money Smart classes; homeownership classes counseling; affordable
housing development assistance
Eligibility: Household income guidelines, rental history and criminal background checks, no
violent or drug-related criminal history within the past 5 years
Fees: Rent based on approximately 30% of adjusted household income, no fee for other services.



Love Inc Of Columbia 
1516 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 256-7662  Furniture donation line: 573-447-0020
office@columbialoveinc.org
furniturereferral@columbialoveinc.org
http://www.columbialoveinc.org/information-library/

Hours: Administrative Office: 8:30-4:30 (M-F); Client request telephone line open Monday-Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am, and Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
The Love Seat Resale Store: 10:00-5:00 (M-F), 9:00-4:00 (Sat)
Services: An intake interview is offered for the purpose of assessment and goal setting. Subsequently information and referral may be provided and/or enrollment in one of our programs. Love INC Information Library lists Love INC's most frequently requested documents. Programs include: Side by Side - individual coaching in the areas of life purpose, basic budgeting, job search, housing search, and credit score building. Extra Mile - 16 week, high accountability money management coaching with rewards/incentives. Extra Mile Homes – Four to six month transitional housing with money management and person coaching. The Love Seat – Free basic needs furniture for those in crisis or transition with church/agency verified need; resale store for those desiring to purchase low-cost items. Bike 2 to the Future – Free bicycle, helmet and lock for adults needing transportation to work or school.
Fee: None
Eligibility: City of Columbia residents
Intake Procedures: Agencies or church staff may email a referral to clientreferral@columbialoveinc.org or furniturereferral@columbialoveinc.org or leave a message on line 2. Clients may leave a message on line 1 on Monday-Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am, and Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
Staff is not available for walk-in appointments.
Required Documentation for Services: Permission for verification following intake interview as needed
Geographic Area Served: City of Columbia
Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish



Missouri CLAIM
4215 Phillips Farm Rd., Ste. 101-A, Columbia, MO 65201
800-390-3330

CLAIM stands for “Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri.” We have been Missouri’s official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) since 1993. All of our services are free, unbiased, and confidential. We are not an insurance agency. We do not sell anything, and CLAIM counselors do not ask for or accept money.
CLAIM has more than 300 volunteer counselors throughout Missouri providing local Medicare counseling in their communities. Volunteers receive extensive training to become certified Medicare counselors, and continue to receive updates and continuing education on a regular basis.
Calling 1-800-390-3330: Our friendly Contact Center staff will take your name and basic information. Then they will relay that information to one of our local community partners. Within days, a volunteer counselor calls back to set up an appointment or to discuss your Medicare issue by phone. The helpline is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
Filling out our online contact form: Leave your information using this form 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. This will send an e-mail directly to CLAIM, which will work just like a phone call, only there’s no chance you will have to wait on hold.




Missouri State Family Support Division
601 Bus. Loop 70 West #272, Columbia MO 65203
or  1209 E. Walnut, Columbia MO 65201
Phone: (855-373-4636)  Automated line: (800) 392-1261
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: TANF, Temporary Assistance for children deprived of the support of one or both parents, blind pension, food stamps, child care support, Missouri HealthNet 
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Services available based on income



MU  V.I.T.A. (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
MU Office for Financial Success, Stanley Hall Room 162 - MU Campus - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4:30-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00-1:30 p.m.
Cornell Hall Room 5 - Mondays 4:30-8:00 p.m.
MU School of Law, Hulston Hall - Mondays 4:15-7:45 p.m.
Family Impact Center 105 East Ash, Columbia, MO  

Walk-ins only, please. Service provided first come, first served until the site reaches maximum capacity. This service is provided for students and families with incomes less than $60,000.



Prosper U
Central Bank of Boone County
573-817-8900


Free Financial Education for Everyone
ProsperU was created to help individuals and businesses learn more about how to build a successful financial life.  Services include:
• Classes in the ProsperU Classroom at 700 East Broadway
• Online Classes Through Zoom
• One-on-One Financial Counseling
• On-Site Classes for Businesses and Organizations
Classes change every month and registration is easy. Check out the ProsperU Class Schedule, find the class you're interested in and click on register. 
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