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Howard County Office of the Circuit Clerk (filing ex-partes)
1 Courthouse Sq #8, Fayette, MO 65248
660-248-2194



Howard County Sheriff's Department
100 N. Mulberry, Fayette, MO 65242
660-248-2477   FAX 660-248-2477
http://hocomosheriff.com/

Law Enforcement



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



Fresh Start Sober Living in Columbia
Serving all counties 
573-489-4640 Call between 10am-2pm Monday-Friday
https://freshstartcomo.com/

Sober living is a type of group housing. All tenants are involved in substance abuse recovery programs.Tenants are provided an alcohol, drug, and violence-free environment to aid in their path to restoration. All properties are located on bus routes and with-in walking/biking distance from downtown district, treatment centers, business districts, 12-step meetings, employment placement agencies, and social service centers. 
Bedrooms include bed, dresser, WiFi, TV with cable, desk and chair, nightstand, bed linens, bath towels and a box fan. Fresh start can also accomodate Home Plans for those being released by the Dept. of Corrections. 


Mid-Missouri Legal Services
1201 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)442-0116   Fax: (573)875-0173
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30  Intake hours: 9:00 to 3:00

Services: Legal services to income qualified persons: consumer problems, divorce involving abuse or custody, other divorces, bankruptcies, utility problems, Medicaid, MC+, TANF, food stamps, landlord/tenant problems, juvenile court proceedings, public housing and Section 8, employment and unemployment compensation, education, SSI, elderly issues including powers of attorney and nursing home discharge.
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Income qualified, must reside in service area, civil cases only



Missouri State Division of Probation and Parole  
409 High St., Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-7696
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F), till 6:30 p.m. (Th) 
Services: Supervision of felony and misdemeanor offenders referred by circuit courts, state parole board and other states 
Fee: $30 monthly Intervention Fee 
Eligibility: Adult offender referred by court or parole board (at least 17 years of age) 
Intake Procedures: Referrals only from circuit courts or state parole board 
Required Documentation for Services: Board or Court’s order 
Geographic Area Served: Boone County



Missouri State Public Defender
Offices and Contacts:
http://www.publicdefender.mo.gov/about/offices_and_contacts.htm

A public defender is an attorney who is paid by the government to defend a person who cannot afford to hire an attorney in a criminal case. If a person is charged with a criminal offense, he or she has the right to legal representation. Public defenders are appointed by the court clerk's office.



State of Missouri: Commission on Human Rights
111 N. 7th St., Ste. 903, St. Louis, MO 63101
314-340-7590
www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights/

Housing Discrimination Assistance, Employment Discrimination Assistance



US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
1222 Spruce Street,Room 9.102B, Saint Louis, MO 63103
(573) 785-1439

http://www.dol-esa.gov

Employment Discrimination Assistance, Labor Standards and Practices



US Government Department of Housing and Urban Development
1222 Spruce Street,Suite 3.203, Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 418-5400

www.hud.gov

Administrative Entities, Housing Discrimination Assistance




US Government: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission St. Louis Office

1222 Spruce Street, Room 8.100, Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 539-7800

https://www.eeoc.gov/field/stlouis/

Employment Discrimination Assistance



Veterans Clinic - MU School of Law
573-882-7630
drakea@missouri.edu

Students at the University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic help veterans and their families secure disability benefits. Student work is done at the Regional Office and the Board of Veterans’ Appeals levels, as well as before the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. Students are supervised by an experienced attorney at each step and have the opportunity to work in a law firm atmosphere within the law school serving real client needs. 
Under this program, the Clinic is partnering with the University of Missouri Extension to have students and supervising attorneys visit extension offices throughout the State to educate veterans about available resources, as well as to assist them with disability claims and appeals and discharge upgrades. Clinic personnel will also train attorneys on veterans’ law to increase the number of attorneys qualified to help veterans in Missouri’s rural areas.
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