Everyone needs someone to turn to—someone who can offer sound and reliable advice when times get tough. We can help you come up with a plan of action, creating a better future for you and your family.
What is Supportive Services?
Supportive Services will work closely with you to learn about your unique needs and help you build an action plan for success. We help with financial education, goal planning, and problem-solving by providing resources in education, job training and employment opportunities. Additionally we provide emergency services for housing, utilities, transportation, food, toiletries, and the other household goods you need to have a healthy home.
The objective is to help you gain the skills you need to realize and achieve your dreams.
- We can teach you how to set attainable and measurable goals for yourself. You will learn about personal finance, saving, and budgeting.
- We can help you restore or prevent the disconnection of your water service (up to $300).
- We can offer housing assistance.
- We can refer you to community pantries where you can get additional food, toiletries, and the other household goods you need.
- We can make sure you have reliable transportation by offering you a bus pass or finding other alternative transportation options.
- We can check out your housing situation to assess if your home could be the cause of chronic illness, such as asthma, among the members of your household and help you make the appropriate repairs to prevent future problems.
- We can make sure our veterans are taken care of by offering rent assistance, referrals for further education, financial literacy, etc.
A professional Case Manager will work with you for a minimum of three months, taking the time to learn about you and your unique needs. The objective of this program is to help you gain the skills you need to realize your dreams. They can teach you how to set attainable and measurable goals for yourself. You will learn about personal finance, saving, and budgeting through our workshops. We can connect you with occupational skills training, employment, etc.
To qualify, your household income may not exceed 125% of the federal poverty guideline and you must be dedicated to following the process.
We provide emergency assistance to stabilize individuals and families in crises. These services include, but are not limited to: emergency rental assistance and emergency utility assistance.
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Food and Toiletry Pantries
Although low-income individuals and families can apply for SNAP benefits, it is not designed to meet the emergency food needs of the community. And because the program does not cover household or personal hygiene items such as detergents, cleaning products, or even baby wipes, we partner with many community partners including Giving the Basics to meet those needs.
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Our Healthy Homes program takes a comprehensive approach by focusing on a variety of housing-related hazards to create a safe environment for you and your family. This program addresses mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pests, and radon.
In 1999, in response to a Congressional Directive over concerns about child environmental health, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched its Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards. CAAGKC takes a comprehensive approach by focusing on a variety of housing-related hazards, rather than addressing one hazard at a time. Whether you rent or own your home, we hire the contractors that help create a healthy and hazard free home environment for you and your family, all at no cost to you.
- You must be a Jackson, Platte, or Clay County, Missouri resident.
- You must provide proof of home ownership or a signed waiver from your landlord (attached to the application below).
- You must provide copies of identification for everyone 18 years and older.
- You must provide copies of social security cards for all members of the household.
- You must have proof of income for everyone 18 years and older unless the member is included in an active food stamp case. You can show proof of income by providing copies of your award letters for SSA, SSI, Disability, Pension, check stub, unemployment letter, etc.
- Your household income may not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, which varies according to household size ($51,500 annual income for a family of four).
To protect children and families from home housing-related health and safety hazards, remember the following healthy homes tips:
- Keep it dry
- Keep it clean
- Keep it pest-free
- Keep it ventilated
- Keep it safe
- Keep it contaminant-free
- Keep it maintained
- Keep it thermally controlled
Other Available Resources For You
If you are in immediate need of food, shelter, or other basic needs, please refer to the programs and agencies below. You can also call United Way 2-1-1 to get information on services for basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter, or more complex issues such as healthcare, mental health, education, and employment. Just dial 2-1-1 on your phone or search their website.
Emergency Services for Children
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as Temporary Assistance (TA), is a program designed to provide cash benefits to low-income families for the household’s children, such as clothing, utilities, and other services.
Emergency Housing and Shelter
Check this site for an up-to-date listing of local shelters available to meet your emergency housing needs.
Maternal and Child Healthcare
TEL-LINK is the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ (DHSS) toll-free information and referral line (800-835-5465) for maternal and child health care. The purpose of TEL-LINK is to provide information and referrals to Missouri residents concerning a wide range of health services. Callers are given referrals and then can be linked immediately with the appropriate agencies. The toll-free telephone line is operated from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.