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Crisis Assistance

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter
Columbia Branch Office, 1511 S. Providence, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-2656   800 -733-2767  Fax:  573-443-3831

The American Red Cross provides compassionate care to those in need through disaster relief; supporting America’s military families; lifesaving blood services; health and safety services; and international humanitarian work. The Heart of Missouri chapter covers 21 counties.

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri: Disaster Services

2201 West Main, P.O. Box 104626, Jefferson City, MO 65110

(573) 635-7719  Fax: (573) 635-7721

Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm


CCCNMO provides short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, and other catastrophes. Catholic Charities responds both immediately and for the long haul, helping survivors get back on their feet.

Harvest House
1224 Rural St, Boonville, MO 65233

Harvest house provides shelter, food, and assists with educating people who need assistance. This is a non profit organization.  
Harvest house is part of the United Way.

DeafLEAD (formerly The L.E.A.D. Institute)
2505 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: Voice/TTY (573)445-5005 Videophone: (573) 303-5604
Missouri Crisis/Text Line: (573)445-5035 or 888-761-4357 or text HAND to 839863
Deaf Crisis Line: 321-800-3323 or text HAND to 839863
FAX: 573-445-5088

Hours: 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, Crisis Line 24 hours
Services: Provide education, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and other direct services for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, and late-deafened individuals and families; Missouri Crisis Hotline/Text Line; Deaf Crisis Videophone Hotline, sign language classes for all ages; deaf culture training to agencies; Teen Institute (camp for deaf and hard of hearing youth) teaches alcohol and drug abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, and other issues facing youth; free counseling for hearing and deaf individuals and their families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest and child abuse, free 24-hour crisis interpreting for Deaf victims of crime.
Fee: Sign language classes – call for current fee
Eligibility: Services provided as needed

Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division - Howard County
103 Furr Street, Fayette, MO 65248-1069
660-248-3324   FAX: 660-248-1023

Who is Eligible?
You may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy Program if you are a low-income parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 (or age 13 or older with a special need) and are:
Attending school
In job training
Searching for a job
Being evaluated for training and/or employment
Receiving child welfare services from the Children's Division

Note: Eligible children may be placed on a waiting list due to lack of adequate funding. Eligibility does not guarantee immediate benefits.
How do I apply or reapply?

You may apply or reapply for Child Care Subsidy by: Applying online
Completing the Child Care Application and submitting it to your local Family Support Division (FSD) office in person or by mail'

Once FSD has received your application, you will be contacted for an interview. This interview must be complete before FSD can approve your Child Care Subsidy application. If FSD is unable to reach you through the phone number you provided, you will receive a letter with directions on how to complete your interview.
Once FSD has received all information needed to process your application, you will be notified within 15 calendar days if you are approved for Child Care Subsidy.

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