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AARP Tax-Aide Program
2306 Ridgefield Rd., Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 445-6914
Hours: Vary, call for information, operates only February 1 to April 15

Services: Tax preparation, assistance, and counseling; in home service for home-bound persons
Eligibility: Low or middle income persons
Fees: Free of charge



Claim Program (Medicare issues)
200 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 817-8300 or (800) 390-3330   Fax: (573) 817-8341
Hours: 9-4 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their families regarding Medicare issues
Eligibility: Individuals over 65 or disabled and Medicare eligible, and their family members,
care givers, or authorized representatives
Fees: None



Clearpoint Financial Solutions, Inc
2403 Bernadette Dr#115, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)234-1851 or (800)966-3328  Fax: (573)234-2153
Hours: 8-5pm (Monday-Tuesday, & Friday), 11-8 pm (Wednesday), and 9-6 pm (Thursday)

Services: Credit counseling; debt management; Credit Report analysis; Credit Score solutions; pre-housing counseling; delinquent mortgage; budgeting
Eligibility: All consumers are eligible for services
Fee: Varies for service



City of Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler St, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)443-2556  Fax: (573)443-0051
Hours: 8-5 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Public housing for low income persons (Downtown and Bear Creek), elderly (OakTowers), and disabled persons (Paquin Towers); Section 8 voucher program provides rental assistance vouchers to individuals and families in private rental housing; homeless assistance; self-sufficiency programs, social work and independent living service coordination; youth educational and activity program; Youth Community Coalition and Drug-Free Communities; Neighborhood Network computer labs, resident Mini-Marts and laundries; medical transportation assistance; Money Smart classes; homeownership classes counseling; affordable
housing development assistance
Eligibility: Household income guidelines, rental history and criminal background checks, no
violent or drug-related criminal history within the past 5 years
Fees: Rent based on approximately 30% of adjusted household income, no fee for other services.



Love Inc Of Columbia 
1516 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 256-7662  Furniture donation line: 573-447-0020
office@columbialoveinc.org
furniturereferral@columbialoveinc.org
http://www.columbialoveinc.org/information-library/

Hours: Administrative Office: 8:30-4:30 (M-F); Client request telephone line open Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 12:00pm; The Love Seat Resale Store: 10:00-5:00 (M-F), 9:00-4:00 (Sat)
Services: An intake interview is offered for the purpose of assessment and goal setting. Subsequently information and referral may be provided and/or enrollment in one of our programs. Love INC Information Library lists Love INC's most frequently requested documents. Programs include: Side by Side - individual coaching in the areas of life purpose, basic budgeting, job search, housing search, and credit score building. Extra Mile - 16 week, high accountability money management coaching with rewards/incentives. Extra Mile Homes – Four to six month transitional housing with money management and person coaching. The Love Seat – Free basic needs furniture for those in crisis or transition with church/agency verified need; resale store for those desiring to purchase low-cost items. Bike 2 to the Future – Free bicycle, helmet and lock for adults needing transportation to work or school.
Fee: None
Eligibility: City of Columbia residents
Intake Procedures: Agencies or church staff may email a referral to clientreferral@columbialoveinc.org or furniturereferral@columbialoveinc.org or leave a message on line 2. Clients may leave a message on line 1 on Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Staff is not available for walk-in appointments.
Required Documentation for Services: Permission for verification following intake interview as needed
Geographic Area Served: City of Columbia
Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish




Missouri State Family Support Division
601 Bus. Loop 70 West #272, Columbia MO 65203
or  1209 E. Walnut, Columbia MO 65201
Phone: (855-373-4636)  Automated line: (800) 392-1261
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: TANF, Temporary Assistance for children deprived of the support of one or both parents, blind pension, food stamps, child care support, Missouri HealthNet 
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Services available based on income



MU  V.I.T.A. (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
MU Office for Financial Success, Stanley Hall Room 162 - MU Campus - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4:30-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00-1:30 p.m.
Cornell Hall Room 5 - Mondays 4:30-8:00 p.m.
MU School of Law, Hulston Hall - Mondays 4:15-7:45 p.m.
Family Impact Center 105 East Ash, Columbia, MO  

Walk-ins only, please. Service provided first come, first served until the site reaches maximum capacity. This service is provided for students and families with incomes less than $60,000.


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