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Beyond Interpreting, MO SSP Program
PO Box 154, Oregon, MO 64473
660-491-0146 (V/T/FT)
Hours: 8:00-5:00pm (M-F)

The MO Support Service Provider (SSP) Program is a grant funded Program, established by the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH), that provides DeafBlind(DB) individuals optimal opportunities to access their community and live autonomously through guidance, environmental information, and basic communication assistance by use of a skilled SSP.  Touch, equality, choices, and understanding are values that the individuals within the program respect and appreciate.  
Availability: The Program is funded through a grant between July - June, annually; this fiscal year, services are available to those eligible until June 6, 2021.
Program eligibility: proof of progressive hearing and vision loss, MO resident for a minimum of 1 year prior to intake, and age 15 years or older. 
Services include: receiving environmental information, basic communication assistance, public and/or private transportation assistance, and physical guidance from a Program SSP in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.  
Participant-directed services: DB participant requests directly with their preferred SSPs, contract between participant and provider is required for Program paid services, and completed outings are confirmed to Beyond by participant.
Geographic area served: Missouri, statewide.
Fee: free.  Intake and training are free while SSP services are paid through Program funds.  Participants might experience fees for transportation services upfront; however, reimbursement is available with proper documentation.
The MO SSP Program is constantly seeking SSPs.  
Eligibility: age 18 years or older, basic DB cultural knowledge, comfortable communication skills, internet and email access, valid driver's license, and background screening fulfillment.
Fee: screening is paid through Program funds.  Specialized training is free.
Geographic areas in need: Missouri, statewide.



Central Missouri Regional Office
900 West Nifong Blvd., Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 441-6278 Fax(573)884-4294
anita.cline@dmh.mo.gov

Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday
Services: Case management for mentally and developmentally disabled persons; residential placement; independent living services; therapy; vocational/educational programs; evaluations; consultations
Eligibility: No age/ income requirements must be developmentally disabled with mental disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or learning disability
Fees: Sliding scale



Easter Seals Midwest - Autism Services
918 Bernadette Dr., Columbia, MO 65203
573-874-3777 Fax: 573-874-3880
http://www.eastersealsmidwest.org/

Variety of training and education workshops for parents and professionals with the focus on Autism spectrum disorders, group activities, family supports, and individual therapies are offered for eligible families; assists schools in 49 counties with assistance and educational needs for their students.



Hearing Aid Distribution Program - State of Missouri
573-526-5205 or toll free 855-783-3177
https://mcdhh.mo.gov/hadp/?fbclid=IwAR3VhocIbZAvDPNMG32jaV4vykSODJ-kZfuOHNBku_RDTqHZDWiI-79KeBw
The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) has a new Hearing Aid Distribution Program for low-income Missourians. Interested applicants may direct questions to Kristin Funk, Hearing Healthcare Program Manager, at Kristin.funk@mcdhh.mo.gov or (573) 526-5205 / Toll Free 855-783-3177.




Hearing Aid Helpline (International)
800-521-5247


How to Make a Home More User-Friendly for Deaf or Hard of Hearing People



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



MPACT (Missouri Parents Act)
A statewide advocacy, information, and resource organization serving children with disabilities, their families, and consumers.
800-743-7634



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 Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
1500 A. South ridge Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 
573-751-2343 Fax: 573-526-4474 
https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation

Voc Rehab specializes in employment and training services that can assist you in becoming employed. A VR counselor will determine your eligibility for services. To be eligible, you need to have a physical or mental impairment that causes problems with working and need VR services to be successfully employed. Once eligible, you will work with a counselor who will help you develop a plan for your rehabilitation.



Social Security Office Jefferson City, Mo
129 Scott Station Rd, Jefferson City, Mo  65109
877-405-9803  TTY: 800-325-0778
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wed 9:00 am to noon 
www.ssa.gov

Local social security offices in Jefferson City, Mo offer information, help and services handled by the Social Security Administration.


Osage County Special Services
1006 East Jefferson, PO Box 319, Linn, MO  65051
573-897-2991, 888-838-2991  Fax: 573-897-4760
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am -4:00 pm
www.osagesb40.com

To be eligible for services from Osage County Special Services, an individual must have a developmental disability that:  Began before the age of twenty-two; is likely to continue indefinitely; and, results in substantial limitations with two or more of the following: living and working independently, written or verbal communication -self direction, learning, mobility, and self-care.



Osage County Community Living, Inc.
1006 E Jefferson St., Linn, MO 65051
Hours:  Mon-Fri - 8:30 to 4:00
573-897-0330

Agency provides services for people with disabilities. Services offered: transportation, independent housing, day program, and social activities. 

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