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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.



Family Impact Center - Financial Counseling
105 E Ash Street Suite 200, Columbia, Missouri 65203
(573) 882-2428

Email: mufamilyimpact@missouri.edu
http://www.mufamilyimpact.org/

One-on-one free financial counseling by trained students from the University of Missouri Office for Financial Success. Financial counselors will work with you on any aspect of your personal finances. Appointments and walk-ins welcome every Monday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Topics include:  Budgeting, Credit Management, Debt Management, Retirement Planning



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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