If you are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or know someone who is homeless, help is available.
Please search our homelessness resources for health care, food, and housing. 

American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (877) 272-7337.
Bishop Sullivan Center
Kansas City, Missouri
Bishop Sullivan Center provides people in financial hardship with food, help in finding jobs, and other forms of aid.
Catholic Charities
Programs and services provide for individuals’ and families’ immediate needs, while also offering the tools and resources for a better tomorrow.
Their goal is to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment and develop effective service delivery systems. They provide training and employment services to homeless and at-risk veterans across southern Missouri. For more information contact Stephanie Arterberry at (417) 444-3261 or sarterberry@ccsomo.org.
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Columbia, Missouri
HUD-VASH provides permanent supportive housing for eligible homeless Veterans. For more information call (573) 443-2556.
Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness by helping homeless individuals and families move into transitional and permanent housing.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. For more information CALL: (877) 426-2838
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(573) 221-3892
Hannibal, Missouri
Private, not for profit human services agency based in Hannibal, Missouri. Advocates and intervenes for families and individuals experiencing problems with day-to-day crises.
Governors Committee to Ed Homelessness
The Missouri Governor's Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) will lead Missouri's efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
Affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live before, during, and after deployment.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Coordinator in Central Missouri is Abigail Stotler. She works with the Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs), community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs), through VA contractors, or through other VA designated entities.
We serve anyone in Columbia who is struggling to provide for their basic needs or improve their life and wants help to create a path forward. Many of the people we serve have nowhere else to turn. Often, they are under great stress and facing multiple challenges. Without intervention, many of their situations would become quite dire and result in a negative domino effect such as eviction leading to homelessness or unaffordable car repair leading to job loss.
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Cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements for Missouri's low income households.
Social Services
The Family Support Division may be able to help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
Information on housing resources for all Missourians.
Missouri National Guard
The Missouri Military Family Relief Fund (MMFRF) provides financial assistance to qualified military members and their families.
UniversalService Fund
The Missouri Universal Service Fund provides financial support solely to landline companies participating in the Lifeline program and/or Disabled program. Both of these programs offer discounted service to qualifying households for voice service and/or internet service. The following programs offer discounts for voice and/or internet service: 1. Lifeline Program: Offers a $9.25 monthly discount to phone and/or internet service to a qualifying low-income household; however, this discount can be up to $24.00 for landline service. 2. Affordable Connectivity Program: Offers a $30 monthly discount for internet service and up to $100 for devices to qualifying low-income households. 3. Missouri Disabled Program: Offers a $24.00 monthly discount for landline telephone service to qualifying disabled Missourians. For more information, contact John Van Eschen at (573) 751-5525 or john.vaneschen@psc.mo.gov
Warming Centers throughout the State of Missouri. If you cannot locate a Warming Center near you, please call 211.
Modest Needs
Modest Needs is proud to support military Veterans who have recently returned from overseas deployment through our Homecoming Heroes Grant - a special program designed to prevent our Veterans from slipping into poverty as they work to make the difficult transition from overseas deployment to civilian life.
Missouri Veterans Endeavor
St. Louis, Missouri
Missouri Veterans Endeavor (MOVE-STL) is a community for Veterans experiencing homelessness and their families. The key to MOVE-STL's success begins with Veterans living among their peers in a secure and sober environment with on-site counseling services available 24/7. Once on site, each family member is assigned a Social Worker for Clinical Case Management services. Together they create and implement a well-defined personal action plan to address specific obstacles and goals. Call (314) 449-0200 for more information.
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Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
SSVF may include intensive case management, financial case management, housing search assistance, assistance in applying for VA benefits/services, life skills training, budgeting, job preparation, transportation assistance, landlord/tenant mediation, and temporary financial assistance (rent, utilities, etc.) to address housing barriers. o Veterans do not need to be VA Health Care Eligible to qualify for SSVF. o Must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. o Income must fall below 50% area median income for their area. For more information, contact (573) 443-8001
Contact Eileen F. Devine, National Coordinator, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, at Eileen.Devine@va.gov.
Northeast Community Action Corporation (NECAC)
They assist with the following: Section 8 housing, Energy assistance, Emergency assistance, Weatherization, Life Skills classes (Pre-employment, budgeting, energy conservation, building strong families), In-Home services, and Respite care for elderly. For more information CALL: (660) 385-4616
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Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF), Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), Room & Board, Laundry Facilities, Group Activities, Psychosocial Services, Daily Supporters, and Case Management for Homeless Veterans.
This program offers assistance to homeless Veterans in the Kansas City area.
Room at the Inn COMO
This shelter is located at 1509 Ashley St, Columbia, MO, behind the power plant on Business Loop The shelter is accessible from the Go Como Transit Orange Route. A shuttle will also be provided from Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church (702 Wilkes Blvd, Columbia, MO) nightly at 5:45pm.
Safe Passage Shelter
Offers emergency shelter and services for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse around the Moberly area. All services are free and confidential. Arrangements can be made for male victims through motels. For more information CALL: (800) 616-3754
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West Plains, Missouri
Salutes is shelter for homeless veterans and a thrift store. For more information CALL: (417) 861-6967
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining permanent stable housing. The United States Department of Veteran Affairs awarded the grant to The Salvation Army to serve Veterans throughout the state of Kansas and Northwest Missouri. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families team strives to assist Veterans and their families through strengths-based goal planning to address current gaps in the Veteran’s ability to secure or maintain stable and sustainable permanent housing.
Homeless Shelters Directory
The most complete list of shelters in Missouri. The shelters listed below are emergency shelters but many are general homeless shelters or transitional housing opportunities. Please note that many of thesefacilities have waiting lists (some are very long). Please call ahead to check availability first.
St. Vincent DePaul
St. Louis, Missouri
Assistance Programs Include: Air Conditioning Assistance, Burial & Cremation, Car Purchase, Car Repair, Disaster Relief, Bed Program, Prescription Drug Assistance, Thrift Stores, Utility Assistance, Housing Assistance
St. Michael's Veterans Center
St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center (SMVC) provides a dignified place to live and an opportunity for Veterans to become their best selves. SMVC’s professional staff customizes wraparound solutions to support veterans’ goals around employment, physical and mental health, trauma and addiction management with the means and support necessary to achieve long-term health, employment and financial stability. Their campus is a home and a community where veterans can live their best lives and give back to their community.
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Kansas City, Missouri
St. Michael’s Veterans Center (SMVC) offers affordable housing & services.
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St. Louis, Missouri
St. Patrick Center helps homeless Veterans find employment, provide clothing, food and other forms of support. Contact Shelia Schneider at (314) 202-2164 for more information.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Find addresses, phone numbers, and websites to learn more about services, programs, and other help.
St. Louis area
This website provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
Kaufman Fund
The Kaufman Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit supports St Louis area Veterans and children who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs. This organization may also provide pro bono legal services for certain situations. For more information on that, email Harvey Bloth: harvey@thekaufmanfund.org
Use this form to refer a veteran to The Kaufman Fund Mental Health Collaborative to receive mental health services. This form is for those organizations who are not yet members of the Community Information Exchange (CIE). Once completed, the form needs to be emailed to anortz21@gmail.com AND downslauren123@gmail.com
The Kitchen
The Kitchen, Inc. provides services to families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans to make sure homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring for each of its clients. Case managers work with individuals to help them overcome the barriers that led to homelessness and connect them to resources in the community that will allow them to achieve housing stability.
The Salvation Army operates the largest shelter in Boone County, Harbor House, and it is the only shelter that serves a non-specific population (women, men, and families, regardless of race, faith, or sexual orientation), as well as providing private family units. ​For those facing extreme heat (hot cots), unbearable cold (cold cots) weather Harbor House is a welcome respite featuring a safe place to eat and sleep at no cost. ​Harbor House offers a 90-day program and offers three meals a day, shelter, showers, and laundry as well as case management that provides educational support, counseling services, and vocational direction. Harbor House programs help residents cultivate vital life skills through life skills classes for a successful and stable position in society.
True North
True North is a domestic and sexual violence victim service program. The services provided are designed to empower those who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner, enabling them to begin the healing process and work towards regaining control of their lives again. They provide all victims with safe housing, advocacy and support. This advocacy and support may encompass initial contact through continuous counseling, protection, housing assistance, and appropriate legal actions. Their toll-free crisis hotline is: 1-800-548-2480
United Way
Our community wins by Living United: By responding to changing community needs. By forging strategic partnerships and fostering effective solutions to tackle local issues. By harnessing the best resources and inspiring others to join the fight in defeating barriers to basic needs, health, education, and financial stability. For more information call (573) 443-4523.
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If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families can also contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET to be connected to VA services.
This shows a list of homeless programs for Veterans.
HUD-VASH is a collaborative program which pairs HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with VA case management and supportive services for homeless Veterans. These services are designed to help homeless Veterans and their families find and sustain permanent housing and access the health care, mental health treatment, substance use counseling, and other supports necessary to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community.
VASP is a new, last-resort tool in VA’s comprehensive suite of home retention options for eligible Veterans, active-duty Service members, and surviving spouses with VA-guaranteed home loans who are experiencing severe financial hardship.Visit the website the learn more about the program.
Veteran Community Project
Kansas City, Missouri
Provides housing and offers walk-in support services for Veterans.
Veterans Inc
This 501(c)3 nonprofit helps with transitioning veterans out of homelessness. For more information call (800) 482-2565.
Veterans United (VU) Foundation
This organization can assist Veterans and their families facing challenges in many different areas. Visit their website for more information.
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They provide transitional and emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, employment assistance, and supportive services to at-risk and homeless Veterans.​ Call (573) 443-8001 for more information.
This organization provides professional skills training and more to eligible Veterans. For more information, contact Martin Duarte at (760) 405-7777. They are not affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.