The Community Resource Center has had two active COVID-19 cases in the administrative office. As a precaution, the Board of Directors has closed the offices of the Community Resource Center until at least June 9, 2021. No new clients will be admitted to the shelter and visitors are not permitted until the self-quarantine has expired.… Read More Community Resource Center offices closed until June 9
Everyone at the CRC is thankful to all churches and individuals who continue to serve meals to our emergency clients. Some churches and individuals arrange to serve meals on a regularly scheduled weekly or monthly basis. Other donors give the left-overs from graduation, birthday and retirement parties and funeral luncheons. These food donations are all… Read More Special thanks for our daily bread
We are grateful that in kind donations continued to be made to the CRC. Not only do these donations assist us provide food and clothing to emergency shelter clients, they also help us to meet our grant requirement of matching our grant money from the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
Imaging having $15 in your pocket for the week and that your monthly cycle comes due. Do you purchase sanitary supplies or do you purchase something else you need. Menstrual poverty is real. Both on kind and financial donations help us help our female clients meet this monthly need with dignity. Being pregnant is expensive.… Read More Pregnancy and menstrual supplies
After our fall giving campaign, many individuals and businesses stepped up to help the CRC with its mission to serve the poor in our area. These financial contributions not only help us keep the doors open they also assist us with purchasing medications, uniforms, and OATS bus passes for our clients. We have found that… Read More Monthly and one time financial donors
When one is surviving at or below the poverty level, any assistance is a help. We continue to assist walk in and former shelter clients obtain relief from some of their utility expenses. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs. This… Read More LIHEAP applications
Helping people over 65 obtain property tax credits is one of our services to the community. This year we were able to assist 17 households obtain a total of over $9000 in refunds. Seniors in Missouri may be eligible for a form of property tax relief called the Missouri property tax credit. The credit is… Read More Tax refund assistance
On June 3, we welcome back our SER-National staff! Individuals in that program are over 55 years of age, training to re-enter today’s workforce. SER-National has designated the CRC as a training site for people in their program.
In January 2021 we we became involved with the Rapid Rehousing and Homeless prevention programs of the Missouri Housing Development Commission. These programs provide relief for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. To date, we have been able to assist 21 households including 28 adults and 12 children. Another benefit of these programs is for… Read More CRC Steps Up Homeless Prevention Efforts