Missouri Assistance Programs For Single Mothers & Low-Income Families

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Lori Pace

The state of Missouri offers various assistance programs for single mothers struggling to make ends meet.

Missouri Assistance For Single Mothers

Section 8

Section 8 helps eligible families and single mothers with their overdue rent. Some housing authorities that you can ask for assistance are listed below:

  • Alton Housing Authority
    111 Walnut, Alton, MO 65606
  • Aurora
    111 W Springfield Street, Aurora, MO 65605
  • Bloomfield
    476 Hester Street, Bloomfield, MO 63825
  • Brunswick
    510 N Adams Street, Brunswick, MO 65236
  • Fayette
    302 Villers Drive, Fayette, MO 65248
  • Princeton
    801 E Hickland Street, Princeton, MO 64673

Missouri HeatShare Program 

Missouri HeatShare Program, administered by the Salvation Army, assists in utility bills of eligible families and single mothers. Call 800-427-4626 if you have more questions about the program.

Missouri Community Clinics Assistance

Missouri Community Clinics provides free or low-cost healthcare to eligible families and single mothers. The following are the clinics you can go to:

202 N. Allen St.
Annapolis, MO 63620-8778

408 Dix Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-1455

209 Main St.
Eminence, Missouri 65466

Missouri Agency On Aging

Missouri Agency on Aging offers a variety of services for the elderly like cash aid, educational services, benefit referrals, transportation services, and legal services. To apply, go to your nearest agency.


Transitional Housing Services

Transitional Housing Services offers different housing services like short-term housing and skills development programs for individuals to excel towards self-sufficiency. You can find organizations that can help you with housing matters listed below:

  • Clarke Senior Center
    1310 Linden Drive
    Jefferson City, MO 65110
    (573) 634-8020
  • Phoenix Crisis Center, Inc.
    Granite City, IL 62040
    (618) 451-1008
  • Wiley House
    831 Jefferson Street
    Fulton, MO 65251
    (573) 642-6065

Missouri Rx Plan Assistance

Missouri Rx Plan provides qualified single mothers and families with prescription medicine that is available all year round. Visit their website to know more about the program.

  • Missouri Rx Plan
    PO Box 6500
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-6500
    Telephone: 1-800-375-1406 (Toll-free)

Missouri Child Care Assistance 

Missouri Child Care Assistance, overseen by the Department of Social Services, provides child care assistance for single mothers who go to school, work, or job training. Visit their website to know more about the program and its eligibility criteria.

Do I Qualify For Assistance In Missouri?

To be eligible for Missouri Family Assistance, you must be a resident of Missouri, and a U.S. citizen, legal alien or qualified alien.

You must be unemployed or underemployed and have low or very low income as these assistants are only for special need. Besides, you must also be one of the following:

  • Have a child 18 years of age or younger, or
  • Be pregnant, or
  • Be 18 years of age or younger and the head of your household.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!