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Halo Home
3519 Bennett Lane Jefferson City MO 65101       

The HALO Home provides housing for up to 24 month to pregnant, parenting, and non-parenting youth ages 16-21 years old who are in homeless or high-risk situations. HALO defines homeless youth as, “minors who are not involved in the foster care system and cannot live with their biological parents due to situations such as: parents being incarcerated, addicts, physically or emotionally abusive, who take no physical or financial responsibility for their children, or parenting teens who are not welcome to in their parents’ home due to financial burdens or religious beliefs”

Rape and Abuse Crisis Service
Address Confidential
573/634-8346 Hotline: 1-800-303-0013 Hotline:573-634-4911 Fax: 573-659-8505

The Jefferson City Rape and Abuse Crisis Service is a supportive counseling agency providing services for physically, emotionally, and sexually abused persons. Services provided by RACS are: emergency shelter, food, and clothing; counseling for victims and families; and referrals to appropriate agencies. Fee: Free 

Salvation Army 
927 Jefferson Street Jefferson City, MO 65101          

Daily Services: Provides assistance to low-income individuals and families in crisis. Operates homeless shelter and offers emergency food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, as well as character building programs for youth and adults, counseling and referrals. Also provides seasonal assistance.

Rainbow House
1611 Towne Dr. Columbia, MO 65202               
573-474-3558 or 573-474-6600  Fax: 573-474-5992

Hours: Office: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-F); Facility: 24 hours daily
Services: Emergency shelter for abused/neglected children; care for children of families in crisis by private agreement; respite care for children in foster homes; Regional Child Advocacy Center provides site for team interviews of victims of child maltreatment, child SAFE exams and advocate services for victims; Sol House transitional living program for ages 16-21; outpatient counseling for individuals and families affected by child abuse; group counseling; child abuse resource library. Fee: None for shelter care, sliding fee or no charge for counseling, Medicaid accepted. Eligibility: Shelter serves children (ages 0-18) and families in crisis (self-referral or Children’s Division referral); Child Advocacy Center is available to law enforcement, DFS, juvenile office and prosecuting attorney; counseling is open to any individual or family affected by child abuse.


Headquarters Location: 308 East High St. , Suite 207, Jefferson City, MO 65101         



It is our desire to help clients grow spiritually, as we believe faith and a strong relationship with God are the foundation upon which all areas of life could and should be built. We are committed to honoring each client's spiritual journey by encouraging and facilitating a partnership with a mentor who will support client's spiritual development and connection with a local church home of the client's choosing. Staff and monthly reviews monitor progress, provide additional motivation and support goal setting. With an average stay of 4 months, this home-like setting allows mothers to focus on their families' future and make lasting, positive changes. Currently, we have Houses in Jefferson City, Columbia and Rolla, MO.

Welcome Home Inc. (Veterans)
1206 Rangeline, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-8001 OR (573) 449-9041   Fax: (573) 449-5080
Hours: Office: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (M-F)- Hours vary depending on the director’s schedule

Services: Food, shelter, casework, employment preparedness training, and positive peer environment for veterans
Eligibility: Any homeless veteran may apply