The State of Missouri provides many essential services for families. For most services you must provide proof of income to qualify. Income guidelines for each program may differ. You may also have to provide work schedule, MU enrollment or class schedule, and other documentation.
Food Stamps - provides money for food
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - provides essential foods during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Also provides baby formula and essential foods to ensure good nutrition during the first 2 years.
HealthNet/MC+ - Healthcare for children
Health Department - child and adult Immunizations, communicable disease information
Family Health Center - Family Medical and Dental care on sliding scale.
Child Care Assistance - helps cover a portion of daycare cost. Only available to undergraduate students.
Energy Assistance - distributes energy costs evenly for easier budgeting on an annual basis
Section 8 (city of Columbia) - reduced cost housing assistance- must meet income requirements
Mid Mo Legal Services- free legal services for those who qualify
Family Care Safety Registry - Used and required by all licensed child care providers, this site is a voluntary registry that screens for child abuse and neglect or offenses that might endanger the welfare of a minor. Parents may require home providers to be screened or may ask to see screening results of caregivers.
Case.net is a link to the Missouri court system that allows you to look up an individual by name and review their public legal records. Whether you’re concerned about an individual or simply wanting to check on the person who cares for your child, this site may come in useful in protecting yourself or the ones you love.
Registered Sex Offenders - Whose lurking around your neighborhood? Type in your address and find out.
Domestic Violence - assistance in leaving a violent home
Be Ready in 3 - Emergency Preparedness for your family, home or personal safety
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