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Government Assistance / Benefits

This topic provides local, county, state and national assistance/benefits on one page.

Need to find counseling? A health clinic? A food pantry?  Help getting your finances
in order? Resources for your children?  Find these resources and much more.United Way 211

United Way’s 2-1-1  is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies. United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to thousands of resources. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential.

United Way 2-1-1 Online Search Engine

For additional information about United Way’s 2-1-1 services:
call (816) 474-5112 or toll free at (866) 320-5764.

(9 County Metropolitan Region)

My Resource Connection links individuals to resources that can help meet their needs: groceries, clothing, housing, health care, transportation, food pantries, rental payment assistance, employment, veteran’s services, utility assistance, mental health support, early childhood education and much more.  Search for resources by zip code and/or county.

Go to Resource Connection and select the Jobs, Apartments or Services tabs for additional information.

Local Food Pantry Directory (MCCKC)

Find a food pantry within our 9-county metropolitan region.

Harvesters’ Food Assistance Locator

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Search by  zip code for a food resource near you.

Both Missouri and Kansas have 12 benefit programs that can assist families.  Visit each state’s program for information about and access to food assistance, health insurance, unemployment benefits, WIC and much more.

Connect with a representative online.

Missouri Assistance/Benefits

Find out what may be available in your city:

The website reviews federal and state benefits.

The website also sorts benefits by category and agency.

To understand what state and federal benefits you may be eligible for, please start at the BENEFITS FINDER.

An online guide to government services and information: