Supportive Services offers individuals and families services that are free and accessible which facilitate achievement of economic security.
Emergency Crisis Services
We provide emergency assistance to stabilize individuals and families in crises. These services include:
Assistance in the form of past due rent, first month’s rent, and deposits.
At this time, only Missouri American Water customers are eligible to receive assistance from our agency.
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income families pay their water bills. Please visit https://mydss.mo.gov/utility-assistance/lihwap for more information.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance for energy bills.
- Liheap Kansas City (click here for energy assistance)
Bus pass or assistance with travel reimbursements.
Assistance with low cost medical prescriptions.
Assistance with clothing needs due to unforeseen circumstances.
Screening for potential legal services.
Can provide you and your family potential provision with temporary emergency shelter.
Minor car repairs.
Proof of Identification
Assistance with attainment of your Driver’s License, Social Security Card, or Birth Certificate.
How To Apply
To qualify, your household income may not exceed 125% of the federal poverty guideline and you must be dedicated to following the process.
Click on the link below to apply for services.
Family Self Sufficiency Case Management
The FSS Case Management program is designed to increase earned income, identify barriers preventing the customer from the achievement of intermediate and long-term goals, and connect the customer with services and resources they may need to access to achieve goals. Services include opportunities for the customer to engage an array of services that lead to long-term economic independence.
- Workshops – Offered virtually on a monthly basis and include topics such as Budgeting, Renters Rights, Parenting Support, Job Readiness, Nutrition, Financial Planning, and Conflict Resolution.
- Occupational Skills Training – Online self-paced classes including: Medical, Legal, and Industrial.