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Crisis Assistance

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter
Columbia Branch Office, 1511 S. Providence, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-2656   800 -733-2767  Fax:  573-443-3831  
www.redcrossblood.org

The American Red Cross provides compassionate care to those in need through disaster relief; supporting America’s military families; lifesaving blood services; health and safety services; and international humanitarian work. The Heart of Missouri chapter covers 21 counties.


Central Missouri Community Action, Audrain County Family Resource Office
403 Fairground, Mexico, MO 
573-582-7864   Fax:  573-370-1095
Hours: 8 - 5, M - 5

Services: Community outreach social services intake, referral and follow-up; emergency utility assistance for low-income families; weatherization services (utility assistance and weatherization both subject to availability of funds and program guidelines); Family Resource Program of in-home case
management including parenting skills, budgeting nutrition, employment counseling, housing
assessment, and life skills; parenting workshops; 
Eligibility: Based on income and varies by program, call for information
Fees: None for income eligible recipients


Crisis Line - Arthur Center 800-833-2064


DeafLEAD (The L.E.A.D. Institute)
2502 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: Voice/TTY (573)445-5005
Mid-Mo Crisis Line: (573)445-5035 or 1-888-761-4357
MO Deafline: (573)445-5059 or 1-800-380-3323  Fax: (573)445-5088
slogan@midamerica.net

Hours: 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, Crisis Line 24 hours
Services: Provide education, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and other direct services for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, and late-deafened individuals and families; Deafline Missouri Crisis Hotline; Crisis Video Phone, sign language classes for all ages; deaf culture training to agencies; Teen Institute (camp for deaf and hard of hearing youth) teaches alcohol and drug abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, and other issues facing youth; free counseling for hearing and deaf individuals and their families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest and child abuse,
Fee: Sign language classes – call for current fee
Eligibility: Services provided as needed



St. Brendan Society of St. Vincent dePaul
615 S. Washington St., Mexico, MO 65265
573-581-4720 Ext. 556

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. Members of the Society offer tangible assistance to those in need – it is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique.

Help can take many forms --- our initial focus is to help those people living within the Mexico School District that are in need of furniture. We will receive donated items and coordinate placing them in homes that are in need of our assistance.


Vandalia Salvation Army
1501 W US Hwy 54, Vandalia, MO 63382
573-594-2146 (can leave message, but would prefer people come in person Tues or Thur between 9am and noon)
http://vandaliasa.wixsite.com/salvation-army

We are located inside the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Vandalia MO. And are open 2 days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon. We help pay utility bills, food costs, prescription medicines, and prescription eyeglasses. Occasionally, through partnership with other local charities and organizations, we can offer gift certificates or other vouchers to local retailers. We also carry the necessary forms to apply to the CMCA Emergency Assistance Program in Columbia MO.
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