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Central Missouri Community Action- Foster Grandparents Program for Audrain County
807 North Providence, Columbia MO 65203
573-443-8706 ext 1131

The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for senior men and women to interact with children through active involvement at locations such as non-profit daycare centers, Head Start, state-supported facilities, public and private schools and home settings. The "Grandparents" serve youth with exceptional and special needs.
Eligibility: Men and women, 55 years of age and over. Retired, no longer in the work force. Capable to serve assigned children on a personal and regular basis. Physically able, as determined by a required physical examination, prior to the assignment and annually thereafter. Willing to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours a week. Willing to accept supervision as needed.  Stipend provided.


Handi-Shop, Incorporated
508 East Liberty Mexico, MO. 65265
573-581-1191 Fax: 573-581-0966 
hsioffice@handi-shop.com
http://www.handi-shop.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00-3:00 Services: Provides employment for disabled adults. Assembly work manufacturing and recycling in an industrial atmosphere. Eligibility: Certification from Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Age 16+



Indeed Job Search for Audrain County
https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=Audrain+County%2C+MO



Job Corps
800-733- JOBS (5627)

Seeks income-eligible young people ages 16-24 train for a successful career and advance their education. Fee: no cost.



MERS Goodwill Industries
601 Business Loop 70, Suite 214B, Columbia, MO 65203
573-355-8262
https://mersgoodwill.org/

Services: Job readiness training, job search assistance, career exploration assessment, family development advocates, financial assistance for approved career and technical training programs, on the job training, supplies for job searching and job retention, clothes closet.
Eligibility:  Families on TANF



Missouri Job Center Affiliate 
109 E. Promenade St., Mexico, MO 65265
573-581-2661
http://cwib.us/?page_id=272

Our mission is to design and direct high performance, results-oriented, universal employment service to meet the workforce development needs of employers, workers, and job seekers in central Missouri.  Providing assistance for dislocated workers, adult services, youth services, veterans services, job tools, workshops, training, and unemployment. Employment services for Veterans.   


Missouri State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
900 W. Nifong, Suite 210, Columbia, MO 65203-4467
573-441-6327; Toll Free: 1-877-222-8961; Fax: 573-884-5250
Send Contact Questions to: Louis Gatewood, District Supervisor

If you want to work but have a disability that keeps you from finding, keeping or advancing in a job, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) may be able to help you.  VR specializes in employment and training services that can assist you in becoming employed.
Services: Vocational rehabilitation services, guidance, evaluation, job training and placement, assistance with accommodations, other services as needed for a positive employment outcome
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Physical or mental impediment/disability which makes it difficult to obtain employment



Missouri Women's Business Center
800 N. Providence, Ste. 210, Columbia, MO 65203
573-777-5236
http://mowbc.org/

The Missouri Women’s Business Center is a catalyst for economic development in our community by providing resources, support, and networks for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses. Our offerings include classes, workshops, networking opportunities, individualized business counseling, and microlending. We serve eight counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage as a program of Central Missouri Community Action.


MORE Group (Missouri Rehabilition and Employment Group) 
1900 N. Providence Rd. Ste. 327, Columbia, MO 65202
573-499-1220    fax: 573-499-1227

This agency promotes individualized, quality services, resulting in successful relationships between persons with disabilities and businesses. MORE Group, operating as a private community rehabilitation provider, shall provide 1) access and delivery of services to persons with disabilities and other employment barriers and 2) employment, compensation be it rate of pay or fringe benefits, job-related training, career advancement, demotion, transfer, and other conditions of employment to eligible or qualified individuals.



S.E.R. National (covers Audrain County)
3610 Buttonwood #200, Columbia, MO 65201
573-886-8988   Fax: 573-886-8985
http://ser-national.org/

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday Fees: None Eligibility: Age 55 and older; specific income guidelines Services: Offers training, employment, and community service opportunities for mature workers. Helps mature individuals enter the workforce, secure more challenging positions, move into new career areas, or supplement their income
S.E.R. offers employment training services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to low-income older workers in 102 counties in Missouri. S.E.R. partners with local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agencies in each of the counties we serve as training sites for participants. S.E.R. also actively collaborate with local and public employers to create permanent employment opportunities for older workers who want to re-enter the workforce.



Skill Up Program
Missouri Dept of Social Services - Family Support Division
4690 S. Clark, Mexico, MO 65265
573-581-3312   855-373-4636

The SkillUP program offers Food Stamp recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. The SkillUP Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
SkillUP is offered at no cost to the participant and helps promote employability and self-sufficiency. SkillUP is offered through Job Centers, the University of Missouri and some Community Colleges in the Springfield and Kansas City areas.



Welcome Home Inc. (Veterans)
2120 Bus. Loop 70E, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-8001  Resident's phone (573) 449-9041   Fax: (573) 449-5080
Hours: Office: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (M-F)- Hours vary depending on the director’s schedule

Services: Food, shelter, case management, Rapid Rehousing, VETS work employment services, transitional housing, crisis intervention and emergency assistance. 
Eligibility: Any homeless veteran may apply
Fee: none

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