Low-Income Resources in Missouri
Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs that operate throughout the state of Missouri. Please contact us if you find any information missing or outdated.
Women, Infants, and Children
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children that helps families by providing financial assistance to purchase healthy supplemental foods from WIC authorized vendors.
WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information and support as well as assisting in finding healthcare and other community services.
Phone Number: 573-751-6204 or (toll-free) 800-392-8209
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) assures that nutritious meals and snacks are served to children and eligible adults enrolled in child care centers, family child care homes, after school programs, emergency shelters, and adult day care programs by providing reimbursement for meals that meet minimum nutritional standards.
Telephone: 573-751-6269 or (toll-free) 800-733-6251
Show me Healthy Women
(SMHW) offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for Missouri women who meet age, income and insurance guidelines.
The Head Start Program
Head Start is a comprehensive "whole child", family-focused preschool program designed to help low-income and at-risk 3 and 4-year-old children and their families succeed in school and life.
MO healthnet for Kids
The Department of Social Services provides many services for Missouri children through the MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK) Program, the state’s healthcare program for children. Two divisions within the department, the Family Support Division and the MO HealthNet Division coordinate to provide these services.
Through the MO HealthNet for Kids program, children receive full, comprehensive coverage including primary, acute and preventative care, hospital care, dental and vision care as well as prescription coverage. Whether your child is currently enrolled in MO HealthNet for Kids or you’re interested in learning more about the program, this portal page has been created to help you find information from all three divisions including how to apply, who is eligible, what benefits are offered and how to find a doctor in your area.
Additional Community Action Programs In Missouri
Department of Health: click here
Department of Social Services: click here
Communityaction.org - List of Community Action Agencies in Missouri: click here