Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Missouri Assistance Programs and Services


  • Missouri Food Stamp Program  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 855-373-4636
  • Missouri Temporary Assistance (TA)  – Designed to provide cash benefits to low-income families for the household’s children such as clothing, utilities, and other servicesCall: 855-373-4636
  • Missouri Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounted phone service if a subscriber or member of the subscriber’s household meets certain qualifying criteria, Call: 800-392-4211
  • Missouri Telephone Assistance for Disabled Program  – Provides discounts for telephone service to eligible Missouri disabled participants, Call: 800-392-4211
  • Missouri MO HealthNet Program  – Provides health care services for eligible low income and vulnerable citizens of the State of Missouri, Call: 800-735-2966
  • Missouri MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK) Program  – Offers to eligible Missouri children full, comprehensive coverage including primary, acute and preventative care, hospital care, dental and vision care as well as prescription coverage, Call: 888-275-5908
  • Missouri MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for Seniors  – Covers health care services for Missouri persons who are 65 years of age or older and meet other eligibility requirements, Call: 800-735-2966
  • Missouri MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for People with Disabilities  – Designed to provide medical care for persons who are Permanently and Totally Disabled (PTD) and meet other eligibility requirements, Call: 800-735-2966
  • Missouri MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for the Blind and Visually Impaired  – Provides medical care for persons who are blind or visually impaired and meet other eligibility requirements, Call: 800-735-2966
  • Missouri MO HealthNet for Families (MHF)  – Provides medical coverage for eligible children in Missouri under age 19 and their parent(s), or other caretaker relatives, with whom they liveCall: 800-735-2966
  • Missouri Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – A special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility, Call: 573-751-6204
  • Missouri National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 573-751-4212
  • Missouri Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call:  573-751-4212
  • Missouri School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  573-751-4212
  • Missouri Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call573-751-4212
  • Missouri Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall573-751-6250
  • Missouri Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 573-884-5078
  • Missouri Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to help pay heating bills for Missourians during the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March, Call: 855-373-4636
  • Missouri Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP)  – Provides cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to Missouri’s low-income households, Call: 573-751-2254
  • Missouri Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions and who meet income eligibility requirements, Call: 573-751-6250
  • Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Missouri Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA