Resources and Referral List
Children's Clothing Assistance
Provides clothing for children birth through high school
Children can be re-outfitted once per quarter
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments must be made
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 6pm-8pm & Thursday 10am - noon
Consumer Credit Counseling Services- (417) 889-7474
Provides assistance with budgeting, debt management, and financial coaching
1515 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804
M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, closed weekends
Children’s Smile Center
Dental services to individuals 1-19 years old and pregnant women.
Clients must be a MoHealthNet recipient.
Clients must reside in Stone, Christian, Barry, and Lawrence County.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Exams, cleanings, extractions, root canal therapy, crowns, partials, urgent dental needs, tooth pain, surgery center, etc.
Accepts all ages, all payment types, sliding scale for low-income families
Red Cross - 417-832-9500
1835 E Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802
Emergency Management Agency - 417-582-5400
110 E. Elm, #60, Ozark, MO 65721
Christian County Emergency Management
Provides information on how to plan and prepare for emergencies as well as response and recovery resources for after emergencies.
Provides information regarding severe weather conditions and locations of FEMA shelters
Family Support - Counseling and Psychological Services
Burrell Behavioral Health
Counseling services, medication management, parent-child interaction therapy, parent management training, adolescent substance abuse, KLASS (Kids Learning About Social Skills), an autism center, and more.
CC Counseling Services
Individual therapy, play therapy, autism therapy, group therapy, family therapy, marriage therapy, etc.
Psychological evaluations are provided.
5349 North 22nd Street, Suite 7
Ozark, MO 65721
Center City Counseling Center
Offers play counseling sessions, therapy, and child-parent-relationship training
Accepts all clients ages 2+ for individuals, couples, and families
Counseling sessions last 50 minutes and cost $5-20 per session depending on income level. Fees can be reduced or waived if the fee presents an economic difficulty.
Children’s Day Treatment Program
Focuses on improving a child’s self-esteem, his/her social functioning with other children and adults, and his/her developmental competence in areas that are important to school success
Available for children ages 3 years through kindergarten
Contact Melissa Burns at 417-761-5434 or Melissa.Burns@Burrellcenter.com
Counseling Solutions of the Ozarks
Individual, family, child, adolescent, couple, group, grief, and trauma counseling services
Lost and Found Grief Center
Grief support groups to children, adults, and their families grieving the death of a parent, primary caregiver, or sibling
Special trauma groups
Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions
Mental health and educational services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families
Specialties in ADHD, learning related problems, behavioral-modification, play therapy, phase of life clarification, developmental delays/disabilities, families and couples, and substance abuse
Preferred Family Healthcare
Serves those with developmental disabilities, children in foster care, those seeking employment, individuals impacted by mental illness, substance use disorder, or domestic violence, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, are on the autism spectrum, or have been impacted by a brain injury.
(Visit www.pfh.org/missouri for a list of phone numbers)
Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic
Clinic and in-home therapy and education services
Counseling (individual, couples, families, etc.) | Courtroom support | Anger management
Burrell Behavioral Health Homeless Services
Provides mental health rehabilitative and holistic treatment case management for those experiencing homlessness or are at a higher risk of experiencing homelessness.
Must have Medicaid for CRPC case management services.
If temporary assistance is needed, evaluations are offered on a case by case basis.
Offers resources and free meetings
12-step program of recovery for compulsive eating
Care to Learn
Immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene
Contact: Annie Zimmerman, email@example.com
Help Give Hope
Provides resources (utility assistance, gas/grocery vouchers, bus passes, used cars, Christmas gifts, etc.) to families with children 18 or younger
Ozark Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)
Family planning, foster grandparent, head start, housing, low-income home energy assistance (LIHEAP), neighborhood centers, and weatherization
Ask for Darla Boyce
Back-to-school assistance, rental assistance, clothing, diapers/formula, prescription assistance, transportation
Springfield Unemployment Office
Provides unemployment benefits to those who have recently lost their jobs at no fault of their own, natural disaster, or quit for a good cause.
United Way of the Ozarks
Invests in programs that form a safety net for families experiencing challenges, and focus on education to get upstream on reducing poverty.
Project Birthday Bag
Provides ‘Happy Birthdays’ to underprivileged children and their parents/guardians.
Harbor House Feeding Program
Free lunch served daily from noon-1:00pm to anyone who is hungry
Least of These Food Pantry
Provides food, clothing, household items, and other resources to residents of Christian County
Other resources include computer and printer availability, laundry services, monthly couponing class, resume building, budgeting, thanksgiving food baskets, etc.
Ozarks Food Harvest
Food resources for Southwest Missouri
Emergency food pantry
St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry
Food distribution center
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Union Hill Church of Christ
Emergency food pantry that provides three days’ worth of food assistance
Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m.
Food Stamps, Child Care Asst., & Medicaid
Family Support Division- 417-581-7511 / 855-373-4636
4715 Towne Centre Dr., Ozark, MO 65721
Nixa Welfare Office- (855) 373-4636
105 Ridgecrest Ave. Nixa, MO 65714
Monday & Thursday 8-5
The Nutrition Program Associate- 417-581-3558
202 W. Elm Ozark, MO 65721
One of The Kitchen, Inc.’s affordable housing communities for income-qualifying persons living at or below 50% of the median income.
OACAC Housing Assistance
Applicants must be income eligible for placement on the waiting list for assistance. Total household income must fall at or below 50% of the area median income. Social security cards are required.
Victory Mission: Victory Square (864-2235)
Homeless shelter in Springfield for men ages 18 and up
Provides a clean, safe, supportive, and sober place to stay
Nutritious meals, healthcare, 12/12 addictions program, Bible studies, life skills courses, Christian counseling
Wood Spring Suites
An extended stay hotel with three suite layouts for nightly, weekly, or monthly rates.
All rooms are pet friendly and have access to an in room kitchen and laundry services.
Rare Breed Youth Housing
Provides housing programs for homeless youth ages 17-24
Rare Breed Outreach Center
Free and confidential services to at-risk and homeless youth ages 13-20 (up to 24 years old Tuesdays and Thursdays after 6pm)
Build positive relationships and basic needs
Develop a unique plan for that youth to gain employment, get their basic education, get their mental health stabilized, receive substance abuse treatment, and get into stable housing.
Case management services assist Rare Breed clients to navigate more severe needs including mental health, substance abuse, employment, education, and short/long term housing.
The first number to call to see which shelters may be available and which can take children, teenagers, families, men, or women.
Provides a central point of entry for many of the shelters and shelter related services in the Greene, Christian, and Webster Continuum of Care geographic area
Resource directory for other social service organizations
Ozark Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)
Helps pay rent for low-income residents so they may live in a house, apartment, or mobile home which is decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable
Total household income must fall at or below 50% of the Area Median Income.
417-581-7631 (Christian County)
Lifehouse Crisis Maternity Home
Provides a long term, comprehensive crisis maternity home to homeless expecting mothers
Extended Stay America
Provides extended stay services
All rooms are non-smoking and provide an in room kitchen.
Great Circle Empowering Youth: Homeless Teen Program
Provides shelter and critical aftercare services to help meet basic needs for homeless youth ages 10-18 and prepares them for success on the path ahead.
Emergency shelter, job training, life skills, community resources, counseling
Arbor Suites at the Mall
Provides extended stay services at their hotel
Safe to Sleep
Provides a temporary shelter for women who are homeless
Must have an assessment by One Door prior to entering the shelter
417-225-7499, after hours call 417-761-5555
Home at Last
Provides rent assistance, utility assistance, household items, case management and more for veteran’s and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
Provides safe shelter, food, emotional support, health services, and critical relief items to those affected by disaster
Free education and training program for eligible young people at least 16 years old that qualify as low income
Missouri Career Center, Ozark Region
Employment services and guidance
Offers job training, life skills, and school programs to women ages 20 and older
Christian County Children’s Division
Provides child welfare services to children and families in Christian County
Investigating child abuse/neglect reports, services to intact families, services to children in foster care, licensing of foster and adoptive homes
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Provides representation to the low-income and elderly in civil matters only
Eligibility may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.
Springfield Metropolitan Bar
Springfield Metro area referral for legal help
AIDS Project of the Ozarks (881-1900)
Offers HIV counseling and testing, case management, medical care, etc.
HIV testing is free, accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and uses a sliding fee scale for other services
Christian County Health Department
Immunizations, pregnancy tests, exams, family planning, WIC program, etc.
CoxHealth Center- Nixa
Accepts all ages, no emergencies
Family Medical Care Clinic
Located at Cox North, does not accept walk-ins
Family Medical Walk-In Clinic- Nixa
Offers help with acute illnesses and minor injuries, as well as for work-related medical services.
Members can receive office visits, including everything done in house that day, for $35.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Services include family medicine, internal medicine, diabetes education, pediatric care, immunizations, optometry, outpatient procedures, mammograms, etc.
Accepts all ages and all payment types
Sliding scale for low-income families
Provides non-emergency appointments that are covered by Medicaid
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine- Nixa
Offers a broad range of medical care including physical exams, sports physicals, treatment of minor injuries, x-rays, childhood immunizations, women’s health, etc.
Pregnancy Care Center
Provides free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, and information on pregnancy options to young women and men who are facing an unplanned pregnancy
Offers classes on topics such as healthy relationships, money management, nutrition, legal issues, pregnancy, and parenting
Text or call 417-877-0800
Mission Springfield Victory- 417-864-2235
1610 N. Broadway, Springfield, MO 65803
Harbor House- 417-831-3371
636 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65806
Mental Health Assistance
Burrell Crisis Line
Free, immediate, 24/7 response for individuals who have a mental health crisis or thoughts of suicide
Southwest Missouri 800-494-7355
Central Missouri 800-395-2132
Burrell Behavioral Health Specialized Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Offers personal assistance, home skills lessons, job discovery, crisis intervention, and residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities
Southwest Center for Independent Living (886-1188)
Disability resource center for anyone with a physical or mental disability
Information referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills, home and community based services, youth programs, social groups