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Boone County Community Partnership (transportation alliance)
1900 N. Providence Rd. Ste. 300, Columbia, MO 65202
(573)256-1890    Fax: (573)256-1893
Hours: 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday

Services: Coordinates community resources to identify unmet needs for those at risk; nonprofit start up support; Youth Empowerment Zone; Boone County Offender Transition Network; Mid- Missouri Transportation Alliance; annual workshops and conference
Eligibility: Individuals with interest in the mission of the partnership
Fees: None

City of Columbia Transit System
126 N. Tenth St, Columbia, MO 65205
(573)874-7282     Fax: (573) 874-7276
Hours: Office: 7-4:30 pm (Monday through Friday) and 10-4:30pm (Saturday); bus and Para-Transit Service: 6:25-6:25 pm (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) 6:25-10:25 pm (Thursday
and Friday) and 10-7pm (Saturday)

Services: Accessible fixed route bus service; ADA curb to curb Para-Transit service
Eligibility: None for regular bus, Para-Transit must be ADA
Fees: $1.50 regular bus fare; $0.75 for seniors (65 and over), children (ages 5-11), students with valid I.D., disabled, and Medicare recipients; $2.00 Para Transit service
Intake Procedure for reduced fare: proof of income, age, disability or student ID.  Application available online or in person. 

1807 Park 270 Dr., Ste. 518, St. Louis, MO 63146
Reservation hours: M - F, 8 - 5.  Hospital discharges and urgent trips are handled 24/7.  All other appointments require 5 days notice.

If you are a MO HealthNet Participant or a representative for a participant and need to schedule transportation to a medical appointment.

Love Inc Of Columbia 
1516 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 256-7662  Furniture donation line: 573-447-0020

Hours: Administrative Office: 8:30-4:30 (M-F); Client request telephone line open on Mondays 8:30am - 12:30pm; 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. 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 or or leave a message on line 2. Clients may leave a message on line 1 on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
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

OATS, Inc.
2501 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 101 or 103
(573)443-4516    Fax: (573)874-1914
Hours: 6 - 6  (M-F)

Services: OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.

Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-1646  TDD 573-874-4121   Fax: (573) 874-3564
Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F)

Services: Independent living services and skills development; Missouri Arts Program; information, referral, and advocacy; peer support; transportation; speaker’s bureau; recreation opportunities; volunteer opportunities; personal care attendant referral; head injury services; men’s and women’s support group; P.A.V.E. (People Advocating for the Voice of Equality);
Missouri Agr. ability project
Fee: Most services are free, may be some fees for transportation
Eligibility: Person with a disability
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Randolph 
Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, French, German and Chinese

Voluntary Action Center (Bus Passes)
403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 874-2273   Fax: (573) 874-9172

Hours: Phone: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (M - F) ; Office: 9:00 am -noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (M - F)
  • Family Assistance and Emergency Services: medication, gasoline, work clothing,CATS tickets, IDs and birth certificates, Youth Enrichment Fund scholarships, food, hygiene items, diapers, car repair, etc; 
  • Seasonal programs: Christmas adopt-a-family, Lunch in the park, Summer fans, Homes for Computers, Warm-Up Columbia, school supplies, Christmas in July; community information and referral; Volunteer information, promotion, recruitment, training, fairs and recognition; 
  • Community Services Directory: Helping Hand Catalog of volunteer opportunities
Fee: Services and Helping Hand Catalog free of charge, fee for Community Services Directory
Eligibility: No restriction for volunteer program, Family Assistance and Emergency Services determined on an individual case basis.