Serving the 38 counties of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri provides assistance with rent, utilities, and other basic needs that ensure the dignity of those in need.
Call for intake between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday – 573.635.7719
In collaboration with community partners, CCCNMO’s Emergency Assistance is a program that provides assistance as a means of keeping people in their homes while helping them handle their family’s daily needs. The program serves people who are the working poor, unemployed or who have been unable to work because of disability or illness, or those receiving fixed incomes or limited government assistance. The focus is on preventing the situation from worsening and guiding families toward goals that meet their daily needs.
How We Help
RENT/UTILITY/BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE
Financial assistance to help pay overdue electric/gas bills, rent/mortgage, or other basic needs. Assistance can be provided to an individual household one time each year with the primary goal of preventing homelessness.
CCCNMO maintains a standing supply of furniture and other household goods. Households that qualify for rent/utility/basic needs assistance are also eligible for assistance with household goods, if needed.
Eligibility is based on three criteria:
- Financial eligibility – based on family/household size
- The client submits all requested verifications
- The client is a resident of one of the 38 counties that we serve.
To ensure that the needs of our community are met, CCCNMO often collaborates with other agencies, including community action agencies, the Salvation Army, local ministerial alliances, Saint Vincent de Paul Societies, and local churches. This positive team approach to helping others also ensures an effective use of funds and resources.
For more information on services provided in central and northern Missouri, visit the United Way of Missouri and Illinois at 211helps.org