CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY

Project Birthday Bag: Provides birthday bags for children ages 1-13.

CLOTHING

Abundant Blessings: Provides foster, adoptive, kinship and referred families with clothing as well as other items from cribs to car seats and more.

First Baptist Church of Ozark: Clothing distribution center for Christian County. Open Monday and Wednesday 9 AM to Noon. For more information, contact Blake Hayworth at 417-581-2484.

DENTAL

Children’s Smile Center: Provides preventative and primary dental care for children ages 1-19 and expectant mothers with active Medicaid

Jordan Valley Community Health Center:  Adult dental care

FOOD STAMPS / SNAP BENEFITS

Ozarks Food Harvest – SNAP:  Ozarks Food Harvest assists individuals and families with applying for SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as “food stamps.”

RENT & UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

Emergency Housing Guide: Rent and utility assistance 417-581-7631

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC): Emergency housing information for seniors.

Housing & Financial Counseling: Provides HUD-certified counselors to help financially distressed people with budget, money management and information to obtain and maintain housing.

Homelessness Prevention: Provides case management services and temporary financial support to overcome housing crises and achieve long-term financial stability.

SHELTER

Christian County Homeless Alliance: Our focus is to mobilize, advocate and empower community collaboration to foster an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention.

Burrell Behavioral Health: Homeless Services – 761-5532 761-5522 – PATH Services

Lifehouse Crisis Maternity Home & Aftercare Program: Provides safe shelter, food, clothing and comprehensive support for pregnant women and their babies for up to a year following birth.

One Door:  One Door assists in maneuvering through those crucial systems by providing a central point of entry for coordinated intake, assessment and referrals for housing and shelter services.

SUMMER MEALS

Summer Food Service Program: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps assure that eligible populations have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. The SFSP is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

TRANSPORTATION

OATS – 417-887-9272 / 800-770-6287

Provides transportation for any age (18+) in Christian County and to Springfield for a small fee.

Medicaid Transportation – 866-269-5927 The purpose of the Non-Emergency Medical Transport program is to ensure transportation to eligible MO HealthNet Division (MHD) fee-for-service and managed care health plan participants who do not have access to free appropriate transportation to and from scheduled -MHD covered services.

Christian County Eastern Senior Transportation – 417-581-2538 727 N 9th Street, Ozark, MO 65721

Christian County Western Senior Transportation – 417-725-2322 404 S Main, Nixa, MO 65714

OTHER RESOURCES

United Way 2-1-1: Find additional services in your area. Dial 211

Pregnancy Care Center:  417-877-0800 

Empower Abilities: To remove barriers and empower independent living for all people with disabilities.

Consumer Credit Counseling:  As a non-profit community service organization, we have been providing assistance with budgeting, debt management, and financial coaching in Springfield

Missouri Career Center:  417-887-4343

Christian County Library: Locations in Ozark, Nixa, Clever and Sparta.