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Utility Assistance

Central Missouri Community Action - Energy Assistance
800 N. Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)443-1100  Fax: (573)443-1117
Hours: 8 - 5, M - 5

Services: LIHEAP emergency utility assistance for low-income families; weatherization services (utility assistance and weatherization both subject to availability of funds and program guidelines)
Eligibility: Based on income and varies by program, call for information
Fees: None for income eligible recipients



Columbia/Boone County Dept of Public Health and Human Services 
1005 W. Worley Columbia, MO 65203
573-817-6430 Fax 573-874-7756
Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday

Utility Assistance: The Division of Human Services is responsible for determining eligibility for two lottery programs to assist Boone County residents with paying their utility bills. For specific billing questions or to request copies of utility bills, please contact City of Columbia Utilities Customer Service & Billing. 
HELP Program: Assists low-income families with children in the home. This assistance is limited to one (1) time per year and five (5) times per lifetime. 
CASH Program: Assists low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

 


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



Salvation Army
1108 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 442-3229  Fax: (573) 449-6185
Hours: 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m. (M-F)

Services: Food pantry; clothing vouchers; disaster assistance; rental assistance,
utility assistance,Christmas assistance; casework
services, help with getting birth certificates, ID cards and SS cards, and referrals for transients and resident: youth activities for ages 6-18
Fee: None for most services, program service fee of 10% is asked for Harbor House residents
Eligibility: Must have need



St. Vincent de Paul Society (Rental Assistance)
Address: 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 424-1022, leave message
Hours: Vary

Services: Assistance with rent, utility bill, prescription medication or gasoline
Fee: No fee
Eligibility: Columbia residents in need

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