Business
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ACP Helps Veterans and Spouses Find Their Next Careers
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Steven Brothers
Nationwide
Learn more about Veterans and employer rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
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St. Louis, Missouri
Job Training, Homeless Assistance, and resources to Gainful Employment
Mizzou
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) national program is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with a passion for entrepreneurship. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for veterans by developing their competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture.
Feds Hire Vets
Nationwide
Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials. For more information, Call: 202-606-7304 or Email: fedshirevets@opm.gov
US Grants
The US government and Missouri's office of finance has put in $13,568.00 million dollars in federal grants and $10,293.00 million dollars in other types of government financial assistance for citizens who reside in the state of Missouri. As long as you have a valid citizenship certificate (green card) or a permanent resident certificate, you could be eligible to apply and receive Missouri federal grants. Government financial aid in Missouri is distributed to different sectors, with the majority of the budget in business, education (pell & college grants), housing, veteran, and personal grants.
A variety of financial aid is available to help students and families pay for college. Grants and scholarships are awarded to students of all ages, and eligibility is based on many different factors including financial need, academic achievement, civic involvement, athletic ability, and other skills and interests.
Heroes Linked
Through Heroes Linked, Advisees can request, schedule and have both voice and video calls with Advisors to discuss a variety of topics including GI Bill and career questions.
HIRE Vets
Nationwide
Recognizing employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s heroes.
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
Business Owners: learn how YOU can work with and hire a transitioning Military Service Member for up to four months, at your location, and at no cost!
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses on 1) Employment readiness training programs, 2) Job placement solutions, and 3) No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses, and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
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Statewide
Manage your unemployment claim and calculate your weekly benefits.
Missourians who leave their job and relocate to be with a spouse active in the military can file for unemployment benefits. For more information, CALL: 800-320-2519 or EMAIL: esuiclaims@labor.mo.gov
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Statewide
The Missouri State Treasurer’s Office linked deposit program, Missouri FIRST, invests in Missouri small business, agriculture, and governmental entities. Through the program, the Office partners with qualified-lending institutions to provide low-interest loans to help grow and expand economic opportunity across Missouri.
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Statewide
Provides a full array of employment services to assist veterans.
Services and resources for Veterans through jobs.mo.gov
Unemployment Career Centers provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job.
If you are a private sector or for-profit business, you may be eligible to earn tax credits!
Show-Me Heroes offers On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save costs while preparing new hires for your vital jobs. For more information contact your nearest Missouri Job Center at 1-888-728-JOBS (5627).
Missouri Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Their vision statement is the following: To be the central resource for veterans in business, individuals and businesses that support hire veterans and non profits that provide resources to veterans to learn, grow and connect.
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On-the-Job training and apprenticeship opportunity information is available through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Patriot Boot Camp
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is operated by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and provides active duty service members, veterans, and their spouses with access to mentors, educational programming, and a robust community of experts and peers to help them innovate and build impactful businesses.
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Statewide
Many types of professionals must register with the State in order to conduct business in Missouri. Search active licensees and professional registrations, renew your professional license, and download listings of active licensees within a specific profession.
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Nationwide
Find employment with the Federal Government
Missouri State Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP).
Veteran-owned small businesses may qualify to acquire items from the Missouri State Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP). Property ranging from paperclips to bulldozers is available for a minimal fee. Visit the MOSASP warehouse and grounds in Jefferson City for further options.
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Eligible state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations can obtain personal property that the federal government no longer needs through the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program.
The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities. For more information contact SBA’s Answer Desk at 800-827-5722 or answerdesk@sba.gov Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET or speak with an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via videophone at 855-440-4960.
Small Business Development Centers provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with the SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion. SBDC Programs deliver professional, high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs. SBDCs provide problem-solving assistance to help small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, export assistance, sales and other areas required for small business growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity and innovation.
The mission of this office is to maximize the availability of administration small business programs for veterans and their dependents or survivors. For more information CALL: (202) 205-6773
US Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services
Nationwide
Enabling Veterans to Reach Their Full Potential We prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers.
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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.
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Located in downtown Macon, the center provides disaster care, fire victim support, free clothing for those in need, newborn baby welcome kits, and spiritual support to hundreds of families. For more information CALL: (660) 385-3506
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
Family Life Fellowship Dream Center
The FLF Dream Center exists to serve Moberly and the surrounding communities through food and clothing distribution. For more information CALL: (660) 263-0488
Macon Country Ministries
This organization offers assistance with food and clothing around the Macon Country area. For more information CALL: (660) 395-3663
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West Plains, Missouri
Salutes is shelter for homeless veterans and a thrift store. For more information CALL: (417) 861-6967
Suits for Soldiers
For more information about how this organization provides suits to Veterans, contact Jeanne Rackers at (573) 268-6874.
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
Department of Veterans Affairs
This is a Winter Coat Drive program for Veterans. They will also take donations of winter coats for males and females, scarves, hats, long underwear, gloves, and more. For more information contact Marcena Gunter at the VA St. Louis Health Care System, (314) 289-6393.
Veterans United (VU) Foundation
This organization can assist Veterans and their families facing challenges in many different areas. Visit their website for more information.
Veterans Urban Farm
Patients at the Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, MO have the opportunity to serve as paid apprentices through the VA’s transitional work program. Apprentices work to maintain the Veterans Urban Farm over the course of the growing season. Fruits and vegetables grown on site are sold to the public, donated to local veterans, and used in health-focused programming at the VA Hospital. VA patients participate in recreational therapy programs, MOVE! weight management classes, the healthy teaching kitchen, and whole health initiatives also utilize the site. For more information, CONTACT: Dixie Litchard | Phone: (573) 514-4174 | Email: dixie@columbiaurbanag.org
Education
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
Columbia College
The Ousley Family Veterans Service Center at Columbia College aims to be the first stop resource for services including admissions support, GI Bill advising and certification, academic support, and networking opportunities with local military-friendly employers. From the initial transition into college, throughout students’ time on campus and even during the transition into the workplace, their team is dedicated to ensuring military-connected students have access to the resources they need.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. Read below to find out if you’re eligible for up to 9 months (or $30,000) of added benefits and how to apply.
US Grants
The US government and Missouri's office of finance has put in $13,568.00 million dollars in federal grants and $10,293.00 million dollars in other types of government financial assistance for citizens who reside in the state of Missouri. As long as you have a valid citizenship certificate (green card) or a permanent resident certificate, you could be eligible to apply and receive Missouri federal grants. Government financial aid in Missouri is distributed to different sectors, with the majority of the budget in business, education (pell & college grants), housing, veteran, and personal grants.
A variety of financial aid is available to help students and families pay for college. Grants and scholarships are awarded to students of all ages, and eligibility is based on many different factors including financial need, academic achievement, civic involvement, athletic ability, and other skills and interests.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
For military service-members, moving to a new duty station often means going to a new state as well as a new school for your children, rest assured that the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to make the transition smooth. The Defense Department, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments, developed the compact to address the educational transitions for military families. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, have committed to helping your children enroll in school, register for the classes they need and graduate on time.
DODEO
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Military Interstate Compact will ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. For more information contact Christine Nobbe at (573) 751-7754.
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
The Missouri Returning Heroes Act, Section 173.900, RSMo, established August 28, 2008, as amended effective August 28, 2019, provides reduced tuition for certain combat veterans attending public institutions of higher education. For information about implementation of the requirements, please contact MDHEWD at (800) 473-6757, option 4.
Missouri State University
This office at the Springfield location serves as a place for Missouri State Veteran Students to receive assistance with VA educational benefits, a place to relax and meet with fellow Veterans, and much more.
Mizzou
This office at the Columbia location serves as a place for University of Missouri student Veterans to receive assistance with VA educational benefits, a place to relax and meet with fellow Veterans, and much more.
DESE
The Missouri legislature created Operation Recognition in September 2001 to provide honorary high school diplomas for Veterans and civilian prisoners of war (POWs) who left high school before graduation to serve in the military. Who is eligible for an honorary diploma?vAll civilian POWs who are residents or former residents of the state of Missouri and all honorably discharged Veterans who are residents or former residents of the state of Missouri who served in the United States military and who did not return to school and complete their education after their term of service shall be eligible to receive an honorary diploma. Family members may apply for the honorary diploma on behalf of a deceased Veteran.
Department of Defense (DoD)
The bicameral, bipartisan Servicemember Enrollment and Readmission for Valuable Education (SERVE) Act would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure that students called to serve in domestic, short-term National Guard and Reserve mobilizations are able to return to their studies.
Stephens College
Mission Promise Kept is a college program designed to meet the full spectrum of living and learning needs of women veterans. Participants and their children will live in a newly renovated on-campus apartment and receive the wraparound supports they need to thrive through a coordinated network of programs and services. For more information contact Elizabeth Herrera at (573) 876-7178 ext. 4168 or email: eherrera@stephens.edu
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The Missouri State Tuition Assistance Program is available to Soldiers and Airmen of the Missouri National Guard (MONG) meeting the current Missouri State eligibility requirements outlined in 11 CSR 10-3.015.
UMKC
The UMKC Veterans Center aims to be the first stop resource for services including admissions support, GI Bill advising and certification, academic support, and networking opportunities with local military-friendly employers. From the initial transition into college, throughout students’ time on campus and even during the transition into the workplace, UMKC is dedicated to ensuring military-connected students have access to the resources they need.
UMSL Veterans Center
The UMSL Veterans Center aims to be the first stop resource for services including admissions support, GI Bill advising and certification, academic support, and networking opportunities with local military-friendly employers. From the initial transition into college, throughout students’ time on campus and even during the transition into the workplace, UMSL is dedicated to ensuring military-connected students have access to the resources they need.
University of Central Missouri
The UCM Student Veterans Center aims to be the first stop resource for services including admissions support, GI Bill advising and certification, academic support, and networking opportunities with local military-friendly employers. From the initial transition into college, throughout students’ time on campus and even during the transition into the workplace, UCM is dedicated to ensuring military-connected students have access to the resources they need.
KU Veterans Upward Bound
Offers free supportive services to ensure that Veterans have the motivation and skills necessary to enter and graduate from a post-secondary institution. Upward Bound is a TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education serving Veterans in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area including Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Cass, and Clay Counties in Missouri. For more information contact Lisa Schley at (913) 321-5512 or lschley@ku.edu.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Ask questions and get answers about your VA educational benefits: 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551). Call between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.
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The Veterans Education and Training Section is the State Approving Agency (SAA) for Missouri and is located in Jefferson City with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Missouri SAA is responsible for approving GI Bill programs in Missouri for Veterans and other eligible individuals.
This link provides information on how those who are interested in becoming substitute teacher in Missouri can do so. CALL: (573) 751-0051 or EMAIL: certification@dese.mo.gov for more information.
This news article discusses a recent modification to substitute teacher requirements in Missouri.
The Missouri legislature created Operation Recognition in September 2001 to provide honorary high school diplomas for veterans and civilian prisoners of war (POWs) who left high school before graduation to serve in the military. To date, over 1,600 honorary high school diplomas have been awarded to Missouri veterans. For more information call (573) 751-2571.
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Statewide
You may already be aware that you or your surviving family members could be eligible to receive educational assistance benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs', however, there are some additional benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Warriors to Work
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Warriors to Work® (WtoW) program provides warriors and their family members with the resources and assistance they need to be successful in the civilian workforce. Program participants learn the skills necessary to find meaningful employment, live financially resilient lives, and be empowered to reach their highest career ambitions.
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you are using Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 or Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), you must verify your enrollment at the end of each month via WAVE.
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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.
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
Family Life Fellowship Dream Center
The FLF Dream Center exists to serve Moberly and the surrounding communities through food and clothing distribution. For more information CALL: (660) 263-0488
Feeding Missouri
Statewide
Coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state.
The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri
The Food Bank partners with more than 145 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies to ensure food gets into the hands of those who need it most. For more information, contact (573) 474-1020.
Food Outreach, Inc.
This is a resource for veterans living with cancer or HIV in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. For more information contact Katie Simpson at (314) 652-3663 or katie@foodoutreach.org
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Northeastern Kansas & Northwestern Missouri
Regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.
Macon Country Ministries
This organization offers assistance with food and clothing around the Macon Country area. For more information CALL: (660) 395-3663
Macon Senior Center
They provide meals to senior citizens, disabled individuals as well as recreational activities. For more information CALL: (660) 385-6411
Food Pantries.Org
Find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other food help.
Operation BBQ Relief
Armed with a caravan of cooks, mobile pits, kitchens and volunteers, Operation BBQ Relief delivers the healing power of BBQ in times of need, feeding first responders and communities affected by natural disasters along with year-round efforts to fight hunger.
St. Louis Area Foodbank
For more information call (314) 292-6262
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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.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers a monthly benefit to help you buy food and food products, such as seeds and plants to grow food. This monthly benefit is loaded to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and cannot be withdrawn as cash. Your monthly benefit amount will depend on your income and the size of your household.
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
Veterans United (VU) Foundation
This organization can assist Veterans and their families facing challenges in many different areas. Visit their website for more information.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Missouri WIC program provides supplemental food, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to eligible pregnant women, new mothers, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five (5). Fathers, grandparents, guardians, and foster parents may also apply for benefits for the children living in their household. For more information CALL: (800) 392-8209.
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Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Provide Air Force members with emergency assistance, education support and community programs.
American Legion
Designed to help families with minor children, this program offers cash grants to pay for housing, utilities, food and medical expenses. The goal is to encourage a stable home life for children.
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.
Catholic Charities
Southern Missouri
They help people in need get on their feet and maintain stability so that they don’t have to face these hard situations in the future. Their programs and services provide for individuals’ and families’ immediate needs, while also offering tools and resources for a better tomorrow.
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
This organization provides financial assistance to veterans who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance serves the entire Coast Guard community.
Common Ground
Offering temporary financial assistance with rent, utilities, gas vouchers, etc. Call (573) 522-4314 for more information.
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
Disabled Veterans National Foundation
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This is a list of Veteran and military discounts, which are good all year round and will be updated as we learn of more. These discounts are being shared so that Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
Dixon Center
The Dixon Center offers one-time grants through their Women Veterans Emergency Financial Assistance program to female veterans and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. The grants for Veterans can be used to cover the cost of everything from gas, to work training, to housing costs, and more.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Although the VA does not offer financial counseling and/or advisor services, they offer resources pertaining to financial literacy, which may assist.
Fisher House Mid-Missouri
The Mid-Missouri Fisher House will provide free, temporary lodging for families of Veterans receiving hospital care.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Learn about grant programs in Missouri.
US Grants
The US government and Missouri's office of finance has put in $13,568.00 million dollars in federal grants and $10,293.00 million dollars in other types of government financial assistance for citizens who reside in the state of Missouri. As long as you have a valid citizenship certificate (green card) or a permanent resident certificate, you could be eligible to apply and receive Missouri federal grants. Government financial aid in Missouri is distributed to different sectors, with the majority of the budget in business, education (pell & college grants), housing, veteran, and personal grants.
A variety of financial aid is available to help students and families pay for college. Grants and scholarships are awarded to students of all ages, and eligibility is based on many different factors including financial need, academic achievement, civic involvement, athletic ability, and other skills and interests.
HEROES Care
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment. Call (636) 600-0096 for more information.
Home At Last
Inspired and created by Thin Line Families, HOME at LAST is a national nonprofit organization which exists to help those who serve/have served achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fueled by passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to help, HOME at LAST seeks out to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT Thin Line families during their real estate process.
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The Foundation's Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.
Honorbound Foundation
This organization provides emergency assistance and education to help Veterans nationwide navigate the challenges of life after service.
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.
The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including: People who generally make $60,000 or less Persons with disabilities; and Limited English-speaking taxpayers In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
Department of Veterans Affairs
As part of their mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.
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This is for help with heating/cooling. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your home energy bills through: Energy Assistance - A one-time payment for one fuel type for your heating or cooling costs from October-September, and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) - Helps pay your energy bill when you have a sudden, unexpected, uncontrollable loss of financial resources, life-threatening situation, or if there is any circumstance that threatens your stability if energy aid is not supplied. The amount of help you receive is based on the amount of money needed to settle your crisis with the energy provider. Winter ECIP is available November—May based on funding. The maximum amount you could get is $1,600. Summer ECIP is available June—September based on funding. The maximum amount you could get is $1,200.
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The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may be able to help you with a one-time payment for your water and/or wastewater (sewer) bill from November - September. The maximum amount you could get is $750.00. LIHWAP can help with: disconnection or reconnection fees, threat of disconnection, and past due and current bills.
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Cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements for Missouri's low income households.
Military One Source
Many couples have times when their relationship could use some help. But not every couple needs the same kind of help, or in the same way. OurRelationship is a flexible, online, evidence-based tool that gives military couples the choice to work on their own or with a coach to strengthen their relationship. It is tailored to the military community and free for active-duty, Guard and reserve couples.
Could you benefit from a financial check in? In these uncertain times, it is always a good idea to check in or check up on your finances. Connect with experts and access tools to assist with your finances for FREE!
MilLife Learning offers resources designed to assist service members, their families, survivors and those who support them. Take courses at your own pace, as they are available anytime, from anywhere.
Specialty Consultations Available: Do you have questions about adoption, transitioning out of the military, special needs, elder care or possibly health and wellness coaching? You can find that AND more with our specialty consultations. Military OneSource provides support from professionally trained consultants by phone on a broad range of issues for service members, their families and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialty consultations.
While children don’t come with instructions, military parents have the next best thing — a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs available through Military OneSource. Military OneSource is by your side throughout your parenting journey — to help you through the early learning years and tricky teen years as well as the unique parenting challenges that come with the military lifestyle. Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality child care, learn about adoption and foster care, help your children excel in school and more.
This program gives grants to veterans or service members with specific service-connected disabilities to build an adapted home or update an existing home to meet their disability-related needs. After your eligibility is determined, a Specially Adapted Housing agent will help you with your application and necessary documents.
MOARNG
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
Community Action Network
Nationwide
Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies, Allies and Supporters united to end poverty. Offers: Economic and Family Security, Education and Job Training, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Energy, a Voice for Low-Income Families, Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Poverty Awareness.
Missouri Community Action Network
Community Action gives people the tools to lift themselves out of poverty.
Revenue
Statewide
Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services. For tax questions/assistance call (573) 751-4450.
The Missouri Department of Revenue has designated a “Military Liaison” to assist military personnel with questions about Missouri income tax, driver licenses, motor vehicle registrations, and other issues. Please call (816) 236-9440 and ask for the Department’s Military Liaison, or e-mail the Department at military@dor.mo.gov.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
Information on housing resources for all Missourians.
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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
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.
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The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors.
Operation Family Fund
Veterans who were severely disabled while serving in Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom can apply for grants to pay for medical bills, emergency transportation, vehicle repair and housing.
Operation First Response
Their services include financial support for the basics like groceries, clothing, mortgage, rent, utilities, and vehicle payments. Call 888-289-0280 for more information.
Riding For Our Veterans
This is a non-profit organization that helps local Veterans and Veteran Organizations. They also raise money for VFW post #1773 to be placed in their service fund to help other Veterans in need.
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Semper Fi & America’s Fund is dedicated to assisting our combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, Veterans and military families by providing vital financial and program support – today, tomorrow, together. For more information call (760) 725-3680.
SSA Social Security
From 1957 through 2001, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you may have extra Social Security wage credits added to your earnings record. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit. For more information call 1-800-772-1213.
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.
DFAS
This website provides information about Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Proposed Open Season. Congress provided for a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The SBP Open Season began on December 23, 2022 and ends on January 1, 2024.
USA Cares
They provide temporary financial assistance. Call 1-800-773-0387 for more information.
Department of Social Services
This resource provides assistance with the following needs: heating/cooling, water/sewer, and contractors/suppliers. For more information call (573) 751-3091.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Manage your VA Debit online through this website. You can also review your benefit debt and copay bills, make payments, request financial help or dispute charges, and much more. Click the link to sign in or create an account.
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.
Veterans Banking Benefits Program
VBBP provides Veterans with free financial and credit counseling.
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.
We Care for America Foundation
We Care for America Foundation is a National Guard Relief Foundation, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that offers grants and loans for Service members (enlisted and officer).
Healthcare
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
St. Louis Regional Chapter ALS Association
St. Louis area
The ALS Association states on their website that they are the only national not-for-profit organization completely dedicated to fighting ALS. Their work covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help, support, and hope to those facing the disease. The ALS Association and the St. Louis Regional Chapter operate under a shared mission— to improve the lives of people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search of treatments and a cure. For more information call them at 314-432-PALS (7257).
DSS
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) offers services to help blind or visually impaired persons reach personal and employment success. For more information call 1-800-592-6004.
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA established the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) in 2014 to help put data to work for Veterans through research about potential health effects of airborne hazard exposures. If you need technical support or assistance logging into the registry, call 1-877-470-5947.
VA disability compensation provides tax-free monthly payments. If you have a health condition caused by exposure to burn pits or other specific hazards in the air, soil, or water during your service, you may be eligible. Read this page to learn more.
Caregivers on the Homefront
This non-profit organization is headquartered in Kansas City, MO and was wondering if we could get our resource on your page. We supports Service Members, Veterans and their family members who are taking care of a wounded or ill Veterans.
Hidden Heroes
Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face. For more information, please email Shawn Moore at shawn@elizabethdolefoundation.org.
Kaufman Fund
The Kaufman Fund Presents Captain Todd Wahl Chiropractic Referral Program, which offers free chiropractic care for Veterans based upon need. For more information, contact Dr. Aaron Wahl's office in Chesterfield, MO at (314) 441-6719 or kaufmanfundchiro@gmail.com.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment (COMPACT) Act of 2020 allows Veterans in acute suicidal crisis the ability to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit. There are eligibility requirements, as well as more information provided in the link.
This flyer shares common questions and answers about this program.
Talks about CAMPACT Act eligibility, how providers can report instances to the VA, care coordination and notification requirement.
Delta Dental
Delta Dental offers dental benefits to help improve the health and lives of Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries through the Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program (VADIP). Eligible beneficiaries include Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and people enrolled in the VA’s Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA). This link provided has VADIP facts.
Everyone for Veterans
Learn more about how Veterans and their families can receive free dental care from local dentists.
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you qualify for VA dental care benefits, you may be able to get some or all of your dental care through VA. Find out how to get VA dental care or how to buy dental insurance if you don’t qualify.
Eligible beneficiaries include Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and people enrolled in the VA’s Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA). Choose between three plans and access their nationwide network of dentists. All three VADIP plans offer 100% coverage for in-network cleanings, exams and x-rays. Call (855) 460-3302 for more information.
Donated Dental Services (DDS)
Donated Dental Services (DDS) volunteers provide comprehensive dental treatment to eligible patients. They do not provide emergency services. To be eligible, applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and 1) Have a permanent disability, or 2) Are elderly: age 65 or older, or 3_ Qualify as medically fragile. For more information contact Nicole Branch, DDS Coordinator at (573) 636- 4440 or nbbranch@dentallifeline.org.
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233.
DHSS
Includes various information and resources related to drug user safety and healthcare.
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.
DHSS
These programs offer free or low-cost dental care in Missouri.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs. You can use some services even if you’re not enrolled in VA health care.
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is part of a nationwide program to improve healthcare and mental health care for Veterans with mental illness. This VA program is a national center, which conducts research, provides clinical programming, and develops educational resources in support of Veterans, families and communities. For more information contact Melissa McHarg at (720) 723-6484 or melissa.mcharge@va.gov.
To get help, call 1-800-273-8255.
Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. 1-877-927-8387 is a free, around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center.
Fortunately, there are many ways to recover from alcohol or drug use disorders. Take the next step and learn about the many VA treatments available, including in- and outpatient care, medications, support groups, specialized therapy, and more. For immediate help call 1-800-273-8255 .
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical vocational rehabilitation program.
VA has developed guidance to process cases involving same-sex spousal benefits, and to implement necessary changes swiftly and smoothly in order to deliver the best services to all our nation's Veterans. All Veterans in same-sex marriages who believe they are entitled to benefits should therefore promptly apply for benefits. Furthermore, Veterans whose claims were previously denied based on prior guidance should re-apply for benefits.
For help with treatment and health care related to experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), please contact your local VA medical center and ask to speak to the MST Coordinator.
Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) offers healing and hope to anyone who has lost someone to suicide, regardless of their relationship to that person. For more information, email: uspv@va.gov
If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on. If you have qualifying service at Camp Lejeune and a current diagnosis of one of the conditions listed below, you may be able to get disability benefits.
Military One Source
Many couples have times when their relationship could use some help. But not every couple needs the same kind of help, or in the same way. OurRelationship is a flexible, online, evidence-based tool that gives military couples the choice to work on their own or with a coach to strengthen their relationship. It is tailored to the military community and free for active-duty, Guard and reserve couples.
Could you benefit from a financial check in? In these uncertain times, it is always a good idea to check in or check up on your finances. Connect with experts and access tools to assist with your finances for FREE!
MilLife Learning offers resources designed to assist service members, their families, survivors and those who support them. Take courses at your own pace, as they are available anytime, from anywhere.
Specialty Consultations Available: Do you have questions about adoption, transitioning out of the military, special needs, elder care or possibly health and wellness coaching? You can find that AND more with our specialty consultations. Military OneSource provides support from professionally trained consultants by phone on a broad range of issues for service members, their families and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialty consultations.
While children don’t come with instructions, military parents have the next best thing — a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs available through Military OneSource. Military OneSource is by your side throughout your parenting journey — to help you through the early learning years and tricky teen years as well as the unique parenting challenges that come with the military lifestyle. Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality child care, learn about adoption and foster care, help your children excel in school and more.
This program gives grants to veterans or service members with specific service-connected disabilities to build an adapted home or update an existing home to meet their disability-related needs. After your eligibility is determined, a Specially Adapted Housing agent will help you with your application and necessary documents.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault or threatening sexual harassment experienced during military service. Veterans of all genders and from all types of backgrounds have experienced MST. If you’re having difficulties related to your experience of MST, the VA can support you in whatever way will help you best.
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Nationwide
Find out how to apply for and manage the health care benefits you've earned.
Military-2-VA (formerly Transition Care Management) is available to provide transition support, resources, advocacy, and VA navigation to transitioning military, National Guard and Reservists, and Veterans entering the VA. For more information, CONTACT: Elizabeth "Liz" Wilde at (314) 289-7641.
Comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.
Comprehensive list of all VA CBOCs in Missouri.
Information on accessing health services not provided by the VA or not within network.
Access your VA medical record and your personal health record.
Find your local VA location.
MOARNG
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
MossRehab Institute for Brain Health
MossRehab Institute for Brain Health (MRIBH) is a community-based comprehensive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) medical outpatient program that addresses the brain health issues associated with head trauma and PTSD
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Statewide
My HealtheVet offers you tips and tools to help work to manage your health.
View a list of your past VA prescribed medications and refill VA prescriptions online.
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Statewide
The Missouri ombudsman program is a network of volunteers serving residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities to provide advocacy, support, and assistance with any problems or complaints.
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673.
DHSS
Provides information and resources regarding the prevention and treatment of various Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
Provides information and resources regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (“PrEP”). The goal of PrEP is to prevent an HIV-negative person from acquiring HIV from an HIV-positive partner.
Includes various information and resources for medical professionals and other providers regarding HIV/AIDS.
Includes various information and resources related to Hepatitis C.
Includes general information regarding topics and disease conditions addressed by the Bureau of HIV, STD and Hepatitis.
Outlines Missouri DHSS’ plan for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE). EHE is the operational plan developed by various agencies across the U.S. to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. The EHE plan leverages critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response.
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Statewide
Learn about your TRICARE eligibility and find what plan plan is right for you.
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People with TB disease can be treated and cured if they seek prompt medical help. Please contact your doctor, local health department or the Department of Health and Senior Services (866-628-9891) if you have other questions about latent TB infection or TB disease.
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA covers urgent care services at VA medical centers and in network community providers. If you’re a Veteran enrolled in VA health care and a) you received care at a VA or b) in-network provider sometime in the past 24 months. Check your eligibility by contacting your local VA health facility. Or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411) (TTY: 711). Select option 1, then option 3, then option 1. Family members can’t use your urgent care benefit.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Learn how VA Health Care work, how to enroll, and much more.
Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) which provides guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance coverage to Veterans age 80 and under, with any level of service-connected disability.
This kit explains how a Veteran can enroll in the VA system, learn about the process of obtaining federal benefits, and much more.
Department of Veterans Affairs
VHA, in collaborations with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other leading professional organizations, has been developing clinical practice guidelines since the early 1990s. In 2010 the Institute of Medicine identified VA/DoD as leaders in clinical practice guideline development. Implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines is one strategy VHA has embraced to improve care by reducing variation in practice and systematizing “best practices”. Guidelines address patient cohorts, serve to reduce errors, and provide consistent quality of care and utilization of resources throughout and between the VA and DoD health care systems. Guidelines are also cornerstones for accountability and facilitate learning and the conduct of research. The guidelines on this site are those endorsed by the VA/DoD Evidence Based Practice Work Group.
We Honor Veterans (Hospice Volunteer Work)
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment.
DHSS
The Live Like Your Life Depends On It program provides information to thousands of Missourians across the state about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. Taking control of your health by making smart choices will help you live a longer and more productive life.
Wounded Warrior Project
The focus and mission of this excellent organization is to serve Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, contact 877-TEAM-WWP.
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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.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Their goal is to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment and develop effective service delivery systems. We provide training and employment services to homeless and at-risk veterans across southern Missouri.
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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
Statewide
The Missouri Governor's Committee to End Homelessness (GCEH) will lead Missouri's efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
HEROES Care
Statewide
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.
DOL
HVRP has two core objectives which are to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
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
Statewide
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.
reStart
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
Statewide
Find addresses, phone numbers, and websites to learn more about services, programs, and other help.
START Here
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
Statewide
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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Nationwide
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.
WWFS
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.
Jobs
AARP
AARP's Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center has free courses, tools, and resources to give you an edge in your job search.
Google
Veterans often face unemployment challenges when entering the civilian job market. To support them and other members of the military community, Google has launched Career Forward, a program funded by a $10M grant. Learn more at goo.gle/2ZHUdYt
CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop offers resources for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
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St. Louis, Missouri
Job Training, Homeless Assistance, and resources to Gainful Employment
Mizzou
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) national program is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with a passion for entrepreneurship. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for veterans by developing their competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture.
Feds Hire Vets
Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.
Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects transitioning active-duty military service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA provides employment assistance to thousands of Veterans each year. Through personalized service and support, they help veterans and military spouses get hired, and help companies hire and retain them.
Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) connects the military community—service members, military spouses, and Veterans—with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce.
Job Point
This organization links people and jobs by providing career planning and job placement assistance. They specialize in preparing individuals to enter the workforce while meeting a critical need of the business community. For more information, call (573) 777-1504.
Military.com
This tool allows a person to see what their military occupational specialty may translate to in the civilian/private sector.
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Statewide
Missourians who leave their job and relocate to be with a spouse active in the military can file for unemployment benefits. This resource is there to assist with this.
Missouri's unemployment application system.
St. Charles County
This website explains all services provided to those in the military community including Veterans, Transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses.
Not sure how to get started with your job search? Whether you're looking for a new career, are ready to start your first job, or have lost your job, they offer products and services to you at no cost. They also assist employers and community leaders.
These facilities are staffed by employees of the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD). They assist Missourians who are seeking employment, as well as many other matters. This website will help you locate the MO Job Center nearest you.
MoDOT
Individuals looking for a career in maintenance with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) can now take advantage of an apprenticeship program that provides maintenance employees with on-the-job training combined with related classroom instruction, all while earning a paycheck. The program is also available to current MoDOT employees.
My Next Move For Veterans
Offers an interactive tool to help Veterans learn about career options.
National Urban League
The National Urban League Jobs Network is dedicated to helping members identify great career opportunities.
Department of Defense (DoD)
SkillBridge Program, an opportunity for active-duty Service Members to gain valuable civilian work experience during their last 180 days of service. Managed by the Department of Defense (DoD), SkillBridge connects service members with private and public sector organizations that offer internship opportunities for transitioning Service Members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable Federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace. Click into this link for more information about this program, to read FAQs, access their "contact us form", and more.
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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.
DSS
The Division of Youth Services is hiring academic/special education teachers for the Education Specialist position statewide.
U.S. Department of State - Available Jobs
The Department of State has a good number of opportunities available which would fit well with experience gained in the U.S. Armed Forces, and they are committed to hiring Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. They also have many Veterans working in the Department who could serve as mentors, a robust Veterans' affinity group, and a close working relationship with their DoD colleagues both domestically and abroad. For more information contact Dave Pernal, a national recruiter, at (202) 718-2615 or PernalDM@state.gov.
UA Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program
UA Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program to equip military service members preparing to leave the service with sought after skills that can lead to lifelong careers in the increasingly in-demand pipe trades.
USA Jobs
Apply for federal jobs through this website.
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address education or training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.
U.S. Department of Labor
The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) proudly prepares America’s veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with the employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities.
Welcome Home
This program helps Veterans get back into the workforce by finding and sustaining meaningful employment. For more information, contact Angela Percival at (573) 321-5543 or apercival@welcomeveterans.org
Legal
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Accepts case referrals from military attorneys and it works to place these cases with pro bono attorneys.
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Statewide
The ABA Military and Veterans Legal Center brings together legal services for military personnel, veterans, and their families.
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Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, a program of St. Francis Community Services, has provided civil legal aid to the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding counties for more than thirty years.
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Statewide
The Missouri Attorney General’s Office DEFENDERS Program (previously known as the Military Legal Assistance Team) exists to defend those who defend our country and the freedoms that we enjoy. The DEFENDERS Program works to aid active duty servicemembers and military on several different legal issues pro bono, combat predatory businesses practices that target servicemembers, provide education on consumer protection issues facing active duty military, and more. Submit your inquiry here: https://ago.mo.gov/get-help/defenders/submit-an-inquiry/
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Steven Brothers
Nationwide
Learn more about Veterans and employer rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
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This is an informational guide for Veterans and their spouses for assistance in considering choices with healthcare and matters surrounding the end of life.
Throughout each year, Missouri Veterans Commission hosts these clinics, which provide the following FREE services to Veterans and their spouses: simple wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives. RVP is required, which can be completed using this link shown directly above. For more information contact Scotty Allen at (573) 522-4224 or scotty.allen@mvc.dps.mo.gov.
Department of Veterans Affairs
If a Veteran needs legal assistance, you may contact one of the listed legal service clinics listed on this link. Please note: the VA and the Missouri Veterans Commission assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the legal service providers which appear on this list. VA and Missouri Veterans Commission does not endorse or recommend any of these organizations.
Home At Last
Inspired and created by Thin Line Families, HOME at LAST is a national nonprofit organization which exists to help those who serve/have served achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fueled by passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to help, HOME at LAST seeks out to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT Thin Line families during their real estate process.
Justice for Vets
Statewide
Justice For Vets is dedicated to transforming the way the justice system identifies, assesses and treats our veterans.
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Offers several services to the general public to assist in some of their legal needs and questions.
Lawyers for Heroes
Statewide
Helps caregivers handle legal matters.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it least. With offices in Kansas City, Joplin, St. Joseph and Warrensburg, they serve a 40-county area where 295,000 people live in poverty.
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Legal Services of Southern Missouri is a not-for-profit organization that provides quality legal representation and advice to low-income individuals and families to ensure equal access to justice in civil matters.
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Columbia Office
Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Eldon, Moberly and more
Mid-Missouri Legal Services provides free civil legal services to low income individuals. This organization provides in-person legal assistance between 9:00am - 12:00pm every Tuesday and Thursday at the Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, MO. It is held in room A171. Call (573) 442-0116 for more information.
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A community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice.
Military Matters
Military Matters is a program that fills the gap in legal services available to service members and veterans living in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Military Matters collaborates with support agencies serving the service members and veterans in the area to identify the most needed legal services and provide assistance to those who do not qualify for aid from other agencies. Military Matters works to provide pro bono legal services to service members and veterans who reside in or have home of record and legal issue in the Kansas City Metropolitan nine county service territory in any practice area.
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Legal aid programs providing free legal help to the low-income and disadvantaged in Missouri.
Missouri Prosecutors Victims Advocate
Assists victims in finding shelter, counseling, and assists with filing restraining orders. If you have any questions about your rights as a crime victim, or need a victim advocate please contact the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services Statewide Victim Advocate, Jamie Padgett, at (573) 751-0619 or email her at Jamie.Padgett@prosecutors.mo.gov.
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Provides legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri.
Pursuant to Missouri law, section 59.480.2 RSMo, all county Recorder of Deeds must file military discharges free of charge. This is the roster of Missouri recorders of deeds, per county.
Comprehensive list of all Missouri Treatment Courts that are recognized by the Treatment Court Coordinating Commission.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Statewide
Legal services for injured or permanently disabled Veterans.
Operations We Are Here
Legal advice & assistance for military veterans
MVC
Planning for the Future is an information guide for Veterans and their families that explores how to communicate about the end of life, what financial considerations should be made and more. For more information contact Scotty Allen at (573) 522-4224 or scotty.allen@mvc.dps.mo.gov
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 Kaufman Fund
St. Louis, Missouri
The 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.
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Statewide
Information and Resources about the Missouri Bar.
The Veterans Consortium
Statewide
Assistance with filing an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans claims assistance with a discharge upgrade.
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This website provides resources for Veterans to receive legal assistance.
The mission of the Veterans Justice Programs is to identify justice-involved Veterans and contact them through outreach.
Information regarding benefits for incarcerated Veterans.
A comprehensive list of legal service clinics and pro bono resources for Veterans.
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Mary Davis, Veterans Court Coordinator
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Veteran treatment court.
Veterans Will Clinic Project
The Veterans Will Clinic project is a volunteer partnership project between the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital and the Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency. The volunteer lawyers will do their best to ensure that you have a valid Missouri will after completing this process. They will also direct you to other legal resources as appropriate. Contact Scotty Allen with the Missouri Veterans Commission at (573) 522-4224 for more information.
VetLex
VetLex is a system that links U.S. Veterans, Veteran service organizations, and qualified pro bono or “low-bono” attorneys nationwide.
Mental Health
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Phone 988
988 is the national three-digit phone number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
American Association of Suicidology
A collection of reporting recommendations called Media as Partners in Suicide Prevention.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Offers some guidelines along with do’s,- don’ts and things to avoid when sharing your story and talking about suicide. ARE YOU IN CRISIS? Call 800-273-8255.
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.
Camp Hope
Camp Hope is a retreat for military veterans wounded in the War on Terror. The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded. They offer all expenses paid adventures and comradery on their property located in Farmington, MO.
Charlie 22 Outdoors
This organization provides outdoor activities to Veterans who are dealing with mental health issues.
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
Code 1 Wellness
The mission of Code 1 Wellness gives communities, first responders and veterans the help they deserve through physical, mental, and social well-being treatment.
Community-Led Suicide Prevention
Community-Led Suicide Prevention helps communities come together to create and reach their suicide prevention goals. This web toolkit provides step-by-step information and how-to tools for comprehensive suicide prevention.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment (COMPACT) Act of 2020 allows Veterans in acute suicidal crisis the ability to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit. There are eligibility requirements, as well as more information provided in the link.
This flyer shares common questions and answers about this program.
Talks about CAMPACT Act eligibility, how providers can report instances to the VA, care coordination and notification requirement.
DMH
This is a list of mental health crisis resources throughout Missouri which are available 24/7.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233.
Faith Based Veteran Service Alliance
Their vision is to provide military active duty, veterans, and their families with viable faith-based programs that lead to mental stability, physical strength, spiritual growth, and community involvement.
Frontline Fly Fishing
This group of Kansas City area Veterans teaches fly fishing and related skills to promote healing for current and former military, first responders and others. Email Greg Davison at gregory.davison15@gmail.com for more information.
Give An Hour
They provide access to no-cost mental health care for identified at-risk populations and other groups in need.
Heal Our Patriots
Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.
Heroes Outreach Program
​Recognizing isolation and loss of camaraderie as factors contributing to the tragedy of twenty two military veterans committing suicide each day, Heroes Outreach Program (HOPe) establishes local outreach gatherings in communities to provide awareness, education, and prevention resources. Call 1-800-514-6670 for more information.
Hope for the Warriors
Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
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Jason Howe
Jefferson City, Missouri
K9s on The Front Line is a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing certified, trained service dogs to military Veterans who are affected by PTSD and/or TBI, at no cost to our Veterans.
KC Warriors Hockey Team
The Kansas City Warriors Hockey program is a 501(c)3, which provides therapeutic healing for disabled veterans.
Defense Suicide Prevention Office
Lethal means safety in suicide involves making a method less available and less likely to cause death in a suicide attempt. The goal is to make suicide methods – or means – more difficult to access when someone is at risk for suicide. Research tells us that putting time and distance between an at-risk individual and a means of suicide is an effective way to prevent suicide death.
Make The Connection
This organization is affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, helping Veterans and their loved ones talk about their experiences, challenges, and recovery.
If you’re wondering about your feelings of sadness or depression, this brief, anonymous screening will help you assess whether it’s a good idea to see a professional to learn about your options.
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH)
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH) is a private not-for-profit Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic serving Northeast Missouri since 1975 with a wide variety of services. They have locations in Hannibal, Kirksville and Macon. Their 24-hour crisis hotline number is (800) 356-5395.
Mental Health America
According to their website, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. For more information, call (800) 969-6642.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs. You can use some services even if you’re not enrolled in VA health care.
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is part of a nationwide program to improve healthcare and mental health care for Veterans with mental illness. This VA program is a national center, which conducts research, provides clinical programming, and develops educational resources in support of Veterans, families and communities. For more information contact Melissa McHarg at (720) 723-6484 or melissa.mcharge@va.gov.
To get help, call 1-800-273-8255.
Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. 1-877-927-8387 is a free, around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center.
Fortunately, there are many ways to recover from alcohol or drug use disorders. Take the next step and learn about the many VA treatments available, including in- and outpatient care, medications, support groups, specialized therapy, and more. For immediate help call 1-800-273-8255 .
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical vocational rehabilitation program.
VA has developed guidance to process cases involving same-sex spousal benefits, and to implement necessary changes swiftly and smoothly in order to deliver the best services to all our nation's Veterans. All Veterans in same-sex marriages who believe they are entitled to benefits should therefore promptly apply for benefits. Furthermore, Veterans whose claims were previously denied based on prior guidance should re-apply for benefits.
For help with treatment and health care related to experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), please contact your local VA medical center and ask to speak to the MST Coordinator.
Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) offers healing and hope to anyone who has lost someone to suicide, regardless of their relationship to that person. For more information, email: uspv@va.gov
If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on. If you have qualifying service at Camp Lejeune and a current diagnosis of one of the conditions listed below, you may be able to get disability benefits.
Info@MightyOaksPrograms.org
Mighty Oaks provides peer-to-peer resiliency and recovery programs that serve as the catalyst to assist our Nation’s Warriors dealing with challenges related to the struggles of daily military life, combat deployments and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) offered at no cost to our Nation’s Warriors, including travel at beautiful ranches across the US.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault or threatening sexual harassment experienced during military service. Veterans of all genders and from all types of backgrounds have experienced MST. If you’re having difficulties related to your experience of MST, the VA can support you in whatever way will help you best.
MOARNG
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
Missouri Community Action Network
Community Action gives people the tools to lift themselves out of poverty.
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Resources for Servicemembers, Veterans & Families: Suicide Prevention Training S.A.V.E: A Free Online Suicide Prevention Course Self-Assessment Screening Tools Alcohol & Drug Use Children of Military Parents Eating Disorders in Military Connected People Military Sexual Trauma Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Suicide Prevention Traumatic Brain Injury Understanding your Veterans Benefits Missouri National Guard seeking substance abuse services
Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) provides access to services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. ACI will provide an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary behavioral health crisis services in an effort to reduce unnecessary interventions such as hospitalization or detentions. By calling the ACI hotline, individuals have access to behavioral health crisis services that are free and available. For more information CALL: (800) 356-5395
Missouri legislation was passed effective 28 AUG 2020, establishing the twenty-second day of each month as "Buddy Check 22 Day" in the state to promote education and awareness of the problems of suicide facing military personnel. ALL Missourians are encouraged to learn about how to prevent suicide and raise awareness. Together we can all help prevent suicide.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential support to people in crisis—for any reason, at any time—24/7. If you need support, are thinking about suicide, are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, or are worried about a friend or loved one, reach out for support by calling or texting 988
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24/7 Crisis Lines
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Comprehensive list of all state-wide 24-hour Crisis Lines.
This collection of toolkits is to assist Missourians with implementing effective suicide prevention strategies. These resources contain tools, information and resources which can be used by leaders to create action plans, set goals and establish policies and programs.
Modern Warrior LIVE
Modern Warrior LIVE is a 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to break down societal barriers that leave Veterans feeling alone. Through the use of an immersive narrative and music experience, they provide a catalyst for meaningful conversation about mental health, post-traumatic growth, resiliency, and the Veteran experience.
MossRehab Institute for Brain Health
MossRehab Institute for Brain Health (MRIBH) is a community-based comprehensive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) medical outpatient program that addresses the brain health issues associated with head trauma and PTSD
NAMI
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information, call (703) 524-7600.
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Statewide
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Ohana Homefront Foundation
The Ohana Homefront Foundation is working to close the gap when it comes to Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention within the Military Community. Email info@ohanahomefront.org for more information.
Operation Restored Warrior
ORW is a faith-based organization which helps Veterans take on the battles of anger, depression, cynicism, rage, addictions, high risk behaviors, lust, resignation and all the other means of numbing your wounded heart.
Peterson Outdoor Ministries
Peterson Outdoors Ministries' (POM) mission is to provide faith based outdoor recreational therapy for injured and recovering Veterans, and their families, as well as youth and adults with disabilities or terminal illness.
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PTSD includes a range of symptoms that can effect family members. When someone has PTSD, their ability to function as a parent or partner can be impacted, and changes in their functioning can lead to unmet family needs and increased stress within the family. This resource provides information about the effects of PTSD and trauma on families, children, and relationships.
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service (RACS)
Their mission is to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, counseling, and shelter services in a space designed for healing and hope.
R.E.A.C.H
Use this site to get support that is designed specifically for you. If you’re a family member or a friend, you can also find resources that are designed specifically for the Veteran in your life.
RecoVET Healthcare
RecoVET HealthCare, a non-profit 501c3 is a Veterans Social Service Organization. Our programs are designed specifically for Veterans, Active Duty Military members, and their families. We are a behavioral health organization providing a full continuum of integrated services to clients with substance use and behavioral disorders. Call (314) 797-3480 for more information.
Reporting on Suicide
The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts. The recommendations are based on more than 50 international studies on suicide contagion.
Road Home Program
The Road Home Program is dedicated to the mental health and wellness of veterans, service members, members of the National Guard, reservists and families at no cost and regardless of discharge status. For more information call (312) 942-8387.
Department of Veterans Affairs
What is VA S.A.V.E. Training? VA S.A.V.E. Training will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. The acronym S.A.V.E. helps you remember the important steps involved in suicide prevention: (S) Signs of suicidal thinking should be recognized, (A) Ask the most important question of all — “Are you thinking of killing yourself?”, (V) Validate the Veteran’s experience, (E) Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help.
This webinar provides VA CFBNP partners with information and resources to aid in eliminating Veterans’ suicide. This presentation is open to Veterans, their families, their beneficiaries, and the general public.
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
Safer Homes Collaborative
The Safer Homes Collaborative is a joint effort between the gun owning community and the suicide prevention community to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented through safe gun storage. If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For more information on the Safer Homes Collaborative visit their website at SaferHomesCollaborative.org, email them at info@saferhomescollaborative.org or call (314) 516-8454.
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673.
SOF
SOF Missions offers a unique approach to combat veteran suicide and provide care through a whole health interdisciplinary method
Soul Survivor Outdoor
Soul Survivor Outdoor conducts outdoor events that provide an opportunity for dynamic relationship building and restoration of the soul.
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.
START Here
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.
Our wellness service, ROGER, is available to all U.S. veterans and service members from every branch and every generation, regardless of discharge status. We were founded by veterans, we're led by veterans, and we're solely focused on the fight against military suicide. ROGER is built for the modern military community. We deliver personalized, suicide-specific care via telehealth to avoid red tape and long wait times. We're independent and don't report back to the VA or DoD, so there's no impact on security clearance or career track. We don't charge for our services or bill insurance, making ROGER available for all who served. Sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who understands. That’s ROGER.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This webinar provides a briefing about Suicide Prevention Training for Veterans, their families, local community organizations, Veterans support organizations and the general public.
Tactical Recovery
Summit BHC created the Tactical Recovery program because few addiction and mental health centers are genuinely qualified in understanding and treating Veterans and first responders. Far too often, individuals in this population do not receive the level of treatment they deserve from people who understand the full impact of military service and other first responder roles. Tactical Recovery offers Veterans mental health and substance use residential treatment services across the country. It has partnered with the VA in order to provide this service to Veterans at no cost to them, to include transportation no matter the distance.
The Battle Within
The Battle Within provides a five-day program for our nation's warriors to come together and begin the healing process. Each warrior is offered the opportunity to discover their traumatic injuries, begin to face those burdens head on, and develop a toolset of holistic evidence-based skills along with a community of support to begin their journey of healing. | Josh Krasovec CALL: (913) 359-6101 EMAIL: Josh@thebattlewithin.org
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 Warrior's Journey
They help Veterans in crisis and need of help. They will respond within 24 hours and provide community support, resources, and referrals. Always "warrior-to-warrior" and 100% confidentially. For more information call (417) 567-4800.
Team RWB
Every year, more than 250,000 active duty service members transition out of the military, joining the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans already living in communities nationwide. They face many challenges including isolation, weight gain, lack of purpose, and other health issues. Team RWB (Red, White & Blue) assists with the isolation and health challenges they face. For more information, contact Paul Wade at p.wade@teamrwb.org.
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
Department of Veterans Affairs
This VA-affiliated organization offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). They can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.
This VA-affiliated organization offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). They can also connect you with more support in VA and your community. For more information, call (417) 891-4988.
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Dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255 if you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one. Caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The Veterans Crisis Line does not charge for texting to 838255, but message and data rates may apply.
Warriors at Ease
Warriors at Ease is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011. Its robust, world-class training programs were created as a result of the success of these studies and directly address the unique physical and mental health challenges faced by service members, their families, and caregivers.
Wounded Warrior Project
The focus and mission of this excellent organization is to serve Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, contact 877-TEAM-WWP.
Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy
Established in 2014, the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy's mission is to provide instruction, training, placement and peer to peer support for military veterans interested in baseball. Recovering Service Members (RSM) who are either active duty or veteran status. We welcome any RSM who is struggling physically or mentally. Any form of disability rating from the VA would normally qualify a veteran. Active Duty personnel will need to disclose some basics of their injuries to qualify without violating HIPPA protections. We primarily serve post 9/11 veterans, but we have made some exceptions to pre-9/11 veterans in the past. We receive an overwhelming number of applications and have to prioritize the post 9/11 veterans with the highest disabilities first.
State Benefits
Department of Veterans Affairs
End-of-life planning provides surviving family members with peace of mind following their Veteran's death.
While planning a burial for a Veteran or Reservist, you can apply for certain memorial items to honor their military service. An eligible spouse or other family member buried in a national cemetery, or certain other Veterans or military cemeteries, may also qualify for a headstone or marker to identify the place of burial.
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Their mission to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. For a workplace issue, conflict or question call the Customer Service Center to speak with a representative at 800-336-4590, Option 1.
US Grants
The US government and Missouri's office of finance has put in $13,568.00 million dollars in federal grants and $10,293.00 million dollars in other types of government financial assistance for citizens who reside in the state of Missouri. As long as you have a valid citizenship certificate (green card) or a permanent resident certificate, you could be eligible to apply and receive Missouri federal grants. Government financial aid in Missouri is distributed to different sectors, with the majority of the budget in business, education (pell & college grants), housing, veteran, and personal grants.
A variety of financial aid is available to help students and families pay for college. Grants and scholarships are awarded to students of all ages, and eligibility is based on many different factors including financial need, academic achievement, civic involvement, athletic ability, and other skills and interests.
Missouri National Guard
Veterans Awards
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This website provides information on how Missouri National Guard Service Members/Veterans can receive medals and awards they have earned.
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) does not issue service medals; that is a function of each military service department. Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served. This website explains how that process works and who you should contact.
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Missouri Military Funeral Honors
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This website provides information about receiving Military Funeral Honors in our state. For more information, call (573) 638-9500 ext. 37142.
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The Archives holds many military records of Missourians who served in domestic and foreign wars between 1812 and World War I.
MOARNG
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
MOARNG
This website helps prior service Missouri Army National Guard personnel retrieve their service records and other documentation.
Revenue
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Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services. For tax questions/assistance call (573) 751-4450.
The Missouri Department of Revenue has designated a “Military Liaison” to assist military personnel with questions about Missouri income tax, driver licenses, motor vehicle registrations, and other issues. Please call (816) 236-9440 and ask for the Department’s Military Liaison, or e-mail the Department at military@dor.mo.gov.
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Information about benefits, interment services, pre-planning, scheduling of interments, and eligibility. Visit each cemetery link below for more individual information about that location.
Department of Conservation
The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Veterans and active-duty military and has approved many benefits for active-duty military and Veterans. Follow the link to see the permit exemptions, specific events, and many opportunities offered by the Department to help you access the great outdoors.
CSR 10-5,205 (0) of the Wildlife Code of Missouri states: "Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related disability of sixty-percent ( 60%) or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military service, may take fish, live bait, clams, mussels, turtles and frogs as provided in Chapter 6 without permit (except trout permit or daily tag in areas where prescribed), and may take wildlife as provided in Chapter 7 without permit (except deer and turkey hunting permits and the Migratory Bird Hunting permit and the Conservation Order Permit as prescribed); provided, while hunting or fishing s/he carries a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs." To acquire a wallet-sized carry card instead of carrying the letter you received from the VA, call (573) 522-4115 ext. 3290.
Mo Heroes Connect Programs and Supportive Services for the Military Community offers: Occupational Skills Training / ITAs On the Job Training Program Apprenticeships Supportive Services up to $1500 Financial assistance to families facing financial crisis from overdue bills Child care expenses related to pursue training and/or employment Transportation expenses to assist with transportation to training and/or employment
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The Missouri legislature created Operation Recognition in September 2001 to provide honorary high school diplomas for Veterans and civilian prisoners of war (POWs) who left high school before graduation to serve in the military. Who is eligible for an honorary diploma?vAll civilian POWs who are residents or former residents of the state of Missouri and all honorably discharged Veterans who are residents or former residents of the state of Missouri who served in the United States military and who did not return to school and complete their education after their term of service shall be eligible to receive an honorary diploma. Family members may apply for the honorary diploma on behalf of a deceased Veteran.
DHSS
Missouri’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry is a confidential list of organ, tissue and eye donors maintained by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. You are not required to be on the registry to be a donor and can remove your name at any time. You may also amend or revoke your decision at any time. Placing your name on the registry means you consent to have your organs and tissues given to others upon your death. First-person consent makes your decision final unless revoked in a manner provided by law. If you would like to be on Missouri’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. For more information about this topic, contact Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) at (573) 522-2847.
Department of Defense (DoD)
SkillBridge Program, an opportunity for active-duty Service Members to gain valuable civilian work experience during their last 180 days of service. Managed by the Department of Defense (DoD), SkillBridge connects service members with private and public sector organizations that offer internship opportunities for transitioning Service Members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable Federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace. Click into this link for more information about this program, to read FAQs, access their "contact us form", and more.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides a list of all 50 state agencies, including those located in American Territories, that offer services similar to Missouri Veterans Commission.
WIC Eat Healthy, Stay Well
WIC Office
Statewide
To improve the nutritional health status of financially eligible women, infants, and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental food, and referrals to health care.
Wounded Warrior Project
The focus and mission of this excellent organization is to serve Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, contact 877-TEAM-WWP.
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Cars 4 Heroes
This organization gives donated vehicles to Veterans in need.
Cars 4 KC
The Catholic Charities Cars4KC program is administered by Midway Auto Parts, Inc.. (913) 647-9080. Call them to learn more. ​
Our story began in 2010 in Detroit, Michigan: The motor-city capital of America. A place with much to offer but also much in need. This inspired our cause to see vehicles as more than just a means of transportation. Our country is littered with vehicles that are not in use for one reason or another. Your unwanted vehicle is utilized for our US Veterans, and we make it easy for you to do so. To create an impact, we became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and focused on making strong connections with the long-standing organizations that have made a difference with our service men and women. With the proceeds from your donated car, we will support groups like the Purple Heart, Soldiers Angels, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and Intrepid Fallen Heroes. We even make it possible for you to choose which charity you want the proceeds to go to.
Disabled American Veterans
For more information, call any of the following: KIRKSVILLE, MO - Michael T. Elmore, (660)627-0328 | COLUMBIA, MO - Chris Waterfield at Truman VA Medical Center, (573)814-6002 | KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City VA Medical Center, (816)922-2884 | SPRINGFIELD, MO - DAV Chapter 11, (417)862-3910 | ST. LOUIS, MO - John Cochran Medical Center, (314)289-6443 | JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO - Jefferson Barracks Medical Center, (314)289-6443.
HCC Rides
HCC Rides, formerly a partner of Missouri Rural Health Association’s HealthTran, is an innovative transportation program bridging the gap in public health access. The program, launched by HCC Network, serves patients in Lafayette County, offering rides to and from their primary care, dental, and behavioral health appointments. HCC Rides will expand to Ray, Carroll, Saline, and Eastern Jackson Counties. For more information, including becoming a volunteer driver, contact Program Coordinator Melissa Smith at (816) 408-9263.
Mo Rides
MO Rides is a free service that works with you to find a provider that's right for you.
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OATS Transit Corporate Office | Columbia, MO
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Transportation for all ages. Call (888) 875-6287 for more information.
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RideKC, in partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Administration and the Veterans Community Project, is honoring veterans through a free fare program.
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VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) offers Veterans many travel solutions to and from their VA health care facilities. This program offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans through the following services: Beneficiary Travel (BT), Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), and Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG).
Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) list of contacts by state.
Our donation program is a 501(c)(3) vehicle donation program benefiting disabled veterans. Our car donation program offers a simple alternative to selling or trading in your unwanted vehicle. In return for your donation, you receive the maximum possible tax deduction. Best of all, your donation helps organizations to provide assistance to disabled veterans and their families. Knowing that your car donation helps to provide transition services, help for homeless veterans, advocacy, employment assistance and more is something you can be proud o
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Department of Veterans Affairs
eBenefits is a web portal managed jointly by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Defense to provide Service members, Veterans and eligible dependents the ability to manage their VA and DoD benefits, claims, and military documents online.
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Find a Certified Veteran Service Officer
For more information CALL: (785) 296-3976
For more information CALL: (217) 782-6641
For more information CALL: (515) 996-9048
For more information CALL: (402) 471-2458
For more information CALL: (501) 683-2382
For more information CALL: (855) 701-6382
For more information CALL: (615) 741-2345
Department of Veterans Affairs
The PACT Act is a historic new law that will help VA deliver for millions of Veterans — and their survivors — by empowering them to presumptively provide care and benefits to Veterans suffering from more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions.
This link directs you to a form which will answer common questions about the PACT Act.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides a list of all 50 state agencies, including those located in American Territories, that offer services similar to Missouri Veterans Commission.
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Statewide Information
This website is for the Missouri Department of The American Legion.
Veteran Organizations
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Blue Star Families
Tosombra "Tai" Kimes, Missouri Chapter Director
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Domestic Violence Hotline
Their mission to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
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Membership Department
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MAVO
The purpose of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations (MAVO) is for its members to assemble and exchange ideas for the collective welfare of all Missouri Veterans. For more information, contact Tom Goodin at (573) 619-4400.
Missouri Military Memorial Foundation
To maintain and/or improve the Missouri Military Memorial and The Gold Star Pavilion, to hold functions for Gold Star Families, and to support Academic Scholarships in honor of local Fallen Military Heroes by helping immediate Gold Star Family Members and immediate families of local Fallen Heroes raise funds to start new Scholarships; add to existing Scholarships or give out one time Scholarships in honor of their Fallen Military Hero at a school of their choice.
Missouri National Guard Association
The Missouri National Guard Association (MONGA) was established in 1947 for the purpose of providing united representation for all Army and Air National Guard members of the State of Missouri.
Peterson Outdoor Ministries
Peterson Outdoors Ministries' (POM) mission is to provide faith based outdoor recreational therapy for injured and recovering Veterans, and their families, as well as youth and adults with disabilities or terminal illness.
South Central Regional Veterans Group
The South Central Region Veterans Group [SCRVG] which includes Regional Veterans Organizations and the Community-at-large, develop, organize, coordinate, and conduct promotional and fundraising efforts to establish a Veterans Memorial Park in Rolla, Missouri.
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Statewide Information
This website is for the Missouri Department of The American Legion.
The Fallen Outdoors
Statewide
The Fallen Outdoors mission is to organize outdoor adventures for veterans past and present, from every generation, and from all branches of the military. Their aim is to connect Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines with like-minded individuals along with teaching them a skill and passion they can continue for a lifetime. Team Missouri has trips ranging from bow fishing, snagging spoonbill, fishing, waterfowl, upland birds, dove, deer, turkey, kayaking, camping, and many other get-togethers. Last year they conducted 88 trips as a team and got 612 veterans out on trips. They also do volunteer river cleanups on the Pomme de Terre river and help local landowners out along that area. They have one track chair available for trips. Veterans can become members of The Fallen Outdoors free of charge and then they are eligible to register for events. Participants are chosen typically by a lottery drawing among those who register for the event.
Team RWB
Every year, more than 250,000 active duty service members transition out of the military, joining the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans already living in communities nationwide. They face many challenges including isolation, weight gain, lack of purpose, and other health issues. Team RWB (Red, White & Blue) assists with the isolation and health challenges they face. For more information, contact Paul Wade at p.wade@teamrwb.org.
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Learn about programs, events and how to get involved.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This VA-affiliated organization offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). They can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.
This VA-affiliated organization offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). They can also connect you with more support in VA and your community. For more information, call (417) 891-4988.
Wounded Warrior Project
The focus and mission of this excellent organization is to serve Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, contact 877-TEAM-WWP.
Women Veterans
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St. Louis Area
American Legion Post - St. Louis Service Women's Post
Greene County American Legion Post 69 | Commander Louise Hansen CALL: (816) 726-7458 EMAIL: louise.hansen@zoho.com | Adjutant Shelllie Jones CALL: (417) 882-2557 EMAIL: shellie1214@yahoo.com
Commander Loana Florescuom CALL: (573) 301-4083 EMAIL: ioanaflorescu1234@gmail.com | Adjutant Amorita Randall CALL: (573) 239-9825 EMAIL: seebeeamorita@yahoo.com
Commander Rachel Merlos CALL: (816) 786-1786 EMAIL: Penguincook20@aol.com | Adjutant Teresa Johnson CALL: (816) 588-6268 EMAIL: Tjohnson02@vfw.org
Commander Susan Linan CALL: (314) 629-9914 EMAIL: susan.linan@sbcglobal.net | Adjutant Amy Roth CALL: (636) 209-2463 EMAIL: Alroth02@gmail.com | POST EMAIL: stlpost404@gmail.com POST WEBSITE: www.stlouisservicewomen.com
Maria Vigil EMAIL: womenveterans.flw@gmail.com
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233.
Final Salute, Inc.
They provide homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing.
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Grace After Fire serves the Veteran community by providing community resource navigation services, social events, and annual retreats to women Veterans and their families. Grace After Fire's mission is centered on helping the woman Veteran help herself by connecting her with the resources and the tools she needs to be a productive citizen in her community, her work and her home after transitioning from the military.
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Women Veterans Coordinator
If you are having current difficulties related to MST, VA is here to support you in whatever way will help you best.
Women Veterans Coordinator - 573-814-6457 | cynthia.stivers1@va.gov
844-698-2311
Women Veterans Coordinator - 573-814-6457 | cynthia.stivers1@va.gov
800-827-1000
Andrea Simpson, Women Veteran Program Manager | 816-861-4700 ext. 52493
Text: 1-855-829-6636 | Call: 1-855-829-6636
Mid-West Women Veterans Association
Mid-West Women Veterans Association (MWWVA) is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to assist Woman Veterans by streamlining information and promoting personal and professional growth. MWWVA offers an annual event that is FREE to all Women Veterans that provides an opportunity for learning and a chance to rekindle the pride in their service that is lost as they take on different roles in society.
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Women's Coordinator position is currently vacant
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Women Veterans have unique issues that need to be addressed and they need a contact person who can give them guidance in the right direction for assistance. Some of those issues are: sexual trauma counseling & care, homeless women veterans with children, women’s health care (including breast cancer), osteoporosis and PTSD, injured W/V returning from war were primary care givers, now who takes care of the family/children, gender specific disability claim (military & VA disabilities), and more. This Coordinator position is currently vacant, but please call 573-751-3779 for more information, as the Missouri Veterans Commission staff will be glad to provide assistance.
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service (RACS)
Their mission is to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, counseling, and shelter services in a space designed for healing and hope.
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
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673.
WIC Eat Healthy, Stay Well
WIC Office
Statewide
To improve the nutritional health status of financially eligible women, infants, and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental food, and referrals to health care.