Department of Nursing & Allied Health

Health Resource Guide

Healthy Choices Resource Guide for Young Adults

This material is for information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The opinions expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the March of Dimes.

Child Care

MissouriWesternStateUniversityLogoChild Support Enforcement 12737 State Route E, Suite 1 Savannah, MO 64485 (816) 364-6000 Services: Help with receiving child support; file for petition of child support; garnish wages to pay back child support; monitor support payments. Serves 15 counties in Northwest Missouri. Spanish interpreter available.

Co-Cathedral Church Early Childhood Center 512 N 11th St. St. Joseph, MO (816) 233-9794 Daycare Services: Childcare services Fees: Definite fee and Tuition rates.

Co-Cathedral Church Parish 519 N 10th St. St. Joseph, MO (816) 232-7763 Services: Food pantry, food kitchen 1 day per month. NO Spanish interpreter available. Fees: Food services are free.

East Side Human Resource 409 S. 18th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-8201 Services: Tutoring, Home delivered meals to seniors, recreation, After school programs, Youth Summer Socialization Program, latch key program, computer programs, childcare for infants-12 years, NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: Sliding scale

InterServ Wesley Center 200 Cherokee St. St. Joseph, MO 64504 (816) 238-4511 Calvin Center 1412 N. 3rd St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-7779 Food Pantry Services: Two preschools & childcare centers; after-school youth programs & weightlifting; summer sports programs (Summer Jam & Summer Spike); food pantry; budget counseling; rent and utility assistance; immigration assistance; 2 senior meal sites; meal delivery for homebound seniors; in home services; and volunteer opportunities; NO Spanish interpretation available Fees: some programs sliding scale; scholarships for youth programming; suggested contributions for childcare; set rate for counseling.

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers 5502 Frederick Blvd St. Joseph, MO Located in Church (816) 233-2824 Services: Support groups for moms; provision of baby-sitter during meetings Fees: $5.00 per meeting to help pay expenses and activities

Child Car Seats

Highway Patrol Troop H Building 3525 N. Belt Highway St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 387-2345 Services: Give away free car seats for those with financial needs. Install car seats properly for those needing help, or just wanting to make for sure they are in there right. Installments of car seats are held on the first Monday of every month. If there is a holiday the date may change. No Spanish interpreter Fees: None

St. Joseph Safety and Health Council 118 South 5th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-3330 Services: Instructional safety prevention materials, will check car seat installation, car seats available to individuals who qualify at minimum cost.

Clothing

Adventist Community Services 711 Francis St. Joseph, MO (816) 279-7262 Services: Volunteer ran. Sell & distribute clothing in their thrift store; grocery, rent, utility, and miscellaneous assistance when available. This is a one time use. NO Spanish Interpreter. Fees: No charge but donations are encouraged. Free for Needy.

AFL-CIO Community Services 1203 N. 6th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1131 (800) 365-7724 Services: Information & referrals. For United Way, clothes closet, Furniture exchange program. NO Spanish Interpreter. Fees: No charge but donations are encouraged.

Birthright 1018 N. 19th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-8242 Services: Distributes formula; diapers; clothing to size 2; shelter/social service department, Spanish interpreter available Fees: No charge

Once Upon A Child 2221 N Belt St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 232-4669 Services: Buy & sell used children’s clothing at a reduced rate.

Salvation Army 622 Messanie St. Joseph, MO 64502 (816) 233-8606 or (816) 279-2101 Services: Food pantry, clothing vouchers to their thrift store; rent/utility assistance on limited basis; shelter for adults, Limited access to Spanish interpreter. Fees: No charge

Second Season Shop 702 Messanie St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-9136 Services: Clothing, furniture, kitchen utensils/supplies and shoes, NO Spanish interpreter Fees: Free will donation

Dental

Patee Market Dental Clinic Patee Hall 904 S. 10th St St. Joseph, MO 64501 Call your child’s school nurse for information Services: Dental services for Medicaid Patients only Fees: No Charge

Social Welfare Board 904 S. 10th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-5188 http://www.socialwelfareboard.org/   Services: Adult Family planning/birth control; medical clinic; referrals after pregnancy; dental hygiene clinic; crisis intervention and referral; referrals to other agencies; diabetic food and nutrition counseling, Spanish interpreter available. Fees: Call for qualifications

Legal Aid of Western Missouri 106 S. 7th St. Joseph, MO 64502 (816) 364-2325 or 800-892-2101 Services: Helps low-income clients with civil matters that they could not afford otherwise, Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

March of Dimes 1414 Mansfield Rd. St. Joseph, MO 64504 (816) 238-8707 Services: Distributes grant money to people/groups doing research on babies Fees: No charge

Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault (YWCA) 304 North 8th St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-4481 or 1-800-404-9922 Hours: 24 hours a day Services: 24 hour crisis intervention and support services to persons victimized through sexual assault, Spanish interpreter available on request. Fees: No charge

St. Joseph Safety and Health Council 118 South 5th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-3330 Services: Instructional safety prevention materials, will check car seat installation, car seats available to individuals who qualify at minimum cost.

Education

Adult Education in Literacy 803 S. 13th St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 671-4020 Services: GED preparation and training; return to high school program referrals; Peace Unlimited class-first credit before returning to school; adult high school program, NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: No cost to individuals within the St. Joseph school district. Small cost for those outside the school district.

Advanced Placement Classes (Advanced Placement Program) P.O. Box 6671 Princeton, NJ 08541-6671 (609)771-7300 or (888) 225-5427 Email: apexams@info.collegeboard.org  Services: The Advanced Placement (AP) Program’s provides motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the AP program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. For information regarding the courses or examinations, please contact your high school counselor or principal. Additional information may be obtained at www.collegeboard.com.

Area Health Education Center NWMO AHEC 5325 Faraon St. St. Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 271-7199 Paula (816) 271-6769 Jeanette www.nwmoahec.org  Services: Promotes healthcare career opportunities for students K-12 & undergraduate, through programs including the Health Career Interest Group, which offers students hands-on learning workshops and shadowing opportunities, and the AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars program which is a pipeline for students interested in primary care careers.

American Red Cross Midland Empire Chapter 401 N. 12th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-8439 www.redcross-st.joseph.org  Services: Emergency disaster relief; Armed forces emergency services; water safety classes; First Aid/CPR classes; Spanish interpreter available on request. Fees: Varies according to service. No charge for most services; small fee for classes

American Diabetes Society 10580 Barkley St. Ste 400 Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 383-8210 or 1-888-DIABETES 8:30-5:00 pm www.diabetes.org  Services: One camp per year for children with diabetes; educational & awareness programs; brochures & cookbooks available; Spanish interpreter available. Fees: Vary according to service

Catholic Charities 902 Edmond St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-2885 Services: Counseling (individual, family, marriage); emergency assistance; adoption information and placement; and turn around program for people who have just got out of prison (helps get new start). Fees: Sliding scale, some third party billing and Medicaid under 20.

Community Action Partnership Buchanan County 817 Monterey St. Joseph, MO 64503 (816) 233-8281 Services: Prenatal to Five Head Start, Energy Crisis Assistance, Tutoring, Summer Employment, Occupational Skill Training, Emergency service, Housing, NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: No fees for individuals who meet the criteria.

East Side Human Resource 409 S. 18th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-8201 Services: Tutoring, Home delivered meals to seniors, recreation, After school programs, Youth Summer Socialization Program, latch key program, computer programs, childcare for infants-12 years, NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: Sliding scale

Educare Sponsored by St. Joseph Youth Alliance 3308 S Leonard St. Joseph, MO 64503 (816) 232-0050 FAX: (816) 390-8536 e-mail: info@youth-alliance.org  Services: Monthly on-site technical/educational visits. Lending library of developmental toys, books, prop boxes, and equipment. Monthly newsletter packed with fun ideas that demonstrate ways to incorporate developmental appropriate practice into a childcare setting – Regional educational groups that provide credit which can be applied toward state licensing requirements. Support groups to share what works, with other providers and give Educare valuable input to enable us to impact systems reform – Respite Care services. Support caregivers who receive state subsidy for childcare. NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: No Charge

Family Guidance 510 Francis St., Suite 200 St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1501 Services: Alcohol and drug counseling; family planning services (yearly pap smears; birth control; STD treatment and testing, emergency contraception); children and youth counseling; psychiatric evaluations; case management, support and referrals for clients. Fees: Sliding scale based on income; no charge for individuals who meet criteria.

Family Health Center (Affiliated with Northwest Health Services) 904 S. 10th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-7800 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Closed 12-1 for lunch. Services: Children and Adult immunizations, sick visits, pap smears, minor surgery in office (mole removal). Children who are sick up to 20 years of age; well-child check-ups; school physicals; Spanish interpreter available upon request; Written information in English & Spanish. Fees: None if poverty guidelines met; sliding scale; Medicaid accepted. If denied for Medicaid must fill out application for sliding scale pay. Co pay $25, $35, $45

Family Planning Clinic 1322 N 36th St. St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 364-1944 For Emergencies: 800 279-8188 Services: Counseling/education emphasizes on relationships, health, sexual behavior, birth control methods. Specialized counseling/education on infertility, sterilization, pregnancy and sexual functioning. Medical services that include physical examinations for both sexes; lab tests; STD screening; contraceptive supplies; referrals to other medical services, if needed; “Show Me Healthy Women” program for mature women; Spanish interpreter available upon request. Fees: Sliding scale based on income

The Helping Hand of Good Will Industries 200 S. 8th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-3108 www.mokangoodwill.org  Services: For disabled and disadvantaged: job training; evaluation for job placement; job placement assistance; computer skills training. NO Spanish interpreter available. The thrift store address is 3615 Faraon, phone number 816-232-0197. Thrift Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9a.m.-8p.m. Sun 11a.m.-7p.m. Fees: Free if referred by vocational rehabilitation. Must be 14 years or older.

Heartland Foundation emPowerU 518 S 6th St. St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 271-7200 and ask for Heartland Foundation www.heartlandfoundation.org  Services: It is a national demonstration program, the only one of it’s kind in the country and gives young people a chance to make a real difference in their communities. With in-class lessons, simulated learning at emPowerU, and real-life community projects, students are challenged to experience why active citizenship matters. Available for engaged citizens of all ages. Fees: Varies with program.

High School College Credit Missouri Western State University-Western Institute 4525 Downs Drive, Spratt Hall 105 St. Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 271-4100 www.wi.missouriwestern.edu/dualcredit/   For more information contact High School Counselor or Western Institute. NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: Vary for class.

Hillyard Technical Center 3434 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 671-4170 www.hillyardtech.com  Services: Adult education programs are offered in the areas of: Administrative Office Assistant, Auto Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Computer Service Technology, Construction Technology, Electronics Technology, Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, Precision Machine Technology, Radiology Technology, Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, Welding Technology, and Surgical Technology. Fees: Financial assistance available to those who qualify.

JUMP Sponsored by St. Joseph Youth Alliance 625 Francis Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-0050 e-mail: info@youth-alliance.org  Services: Mentoring for youth age 15 to 21 which teaches skills on how to write a resume, interview skills, and how to find job opportunities in the community. They have a stay at home parent program for teens who become pregnant in school. This is available up to the age of 21 and it encourages parents to stay in school. There is a child abuse and neglect program for children up to the age of three who are deemed at high risk for child abuse or neglect. There is a drug and alcohol program which provides education for 5th through 7th graders. They have a Youth Alliance program where college students can work with youth mentoring then on positive life choices and this provides a living allowance for the college students as well as some financial support for school. There is an Outreach Program which provides information to daycares in the area. They assist daycares in getting their accreditation. They also have a start up and expansion program for daycares which provides financial assistance for individuals who wish to start up or expand a daycare. Fees: None.

LaLeche League Kansas City, MO (816) 361- 0909 (816) 324-1629 Services: Provide information about breastfeeding; referrals to appropriate sources; lending library; home visits Fees: No charge; monthly Thursday meeting.

Missouri Career Center 301 S. 7th St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 387-9675 www.missouriwork.com  Services: Job placement assistance, employment education, resume training; Language line available for Spanish Speaking Individuals. Fees: No charge

Missouri Western State University 4525 Downs Drive St. Joseph, MO 64507 (816)271-4200 www.missouriwestern.edu  Services: Missouri Western State University provides a blend of traditional liberal arts and career oriented degree programs, offering one-year certificates, two year associate degrees and four-year degree programs. Missouri Western also offers a wide variety of professional development and self-enrichment courses for people of all ages. Fees: Varies by course description

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Services: Change the way the public views the problem; Develop, produce, and disseminate a wide range of materials; Encourage careful, consistent use of family planning. Encourage responsible, healthy relationships; Help parents; Educate policymakers; Work with the press; Engage faith communities; And work directly with young people. Fees: Free

New Traditions Resource Center Hillyard Technical Center 3434 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 671-4170 Services: New Traditions is a statewide network of resource centers and resource personnel. Assistance is available in the following areas: career counseling, academic and vocational testing, study skills, self esteem and resume writing. Presentations on nontraditional careers, gender bias, sexual harassment and diversity are available. Fees: Tuition assistance is available to qualified individuals.

Open Door Food Kitchen 510 Edmond St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1085 Services: Free meals; blood pressure screenings every other month with American Red Cross; breast cancer awareness brochures; NO Spanish interpreter Fees: No charge

Parents as Teachers 1202 S. 28th Street Saint Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 671-4300 Services: Home visits; screenings; group meetings; referral source; resource library; Spanish Interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Pass the Power Adult Literacy Program 515 S 6th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 671-4025 Services: Pre-GED and GED skills; 1:1 tutors for adult reading, Math and English as a 2nd language. Located at downtown University Center. Fees: No charge

Pregnancy Resource Clinic 612 A S. Woodbine Rd. Saint Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 387-8090 or Crisis Hotline: (816) 244-7824 Services: Mentoring program; free and confidential pregnancy test; prenatal education referrals, information, mother care program; post-abortion program, mentoring; Fatherhood program; Abstinence educator; Nurse does 1st trimester ultrasound; STD testing by end of year. Spanish interpreter on call. Fees: No charge

Ruth Huston Learning Center 803 S 13th St St. Joseph, MO 64503 (816) 671-4020 Services: Daycare; GED options for 17-20 years of age (day and night classes); Adult high school; ESL program teaches English to speakers of other languages-ph number (816) 671-4119; Even Start Program; Graduation recovery for adults who need 10 credits or less. Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge, Except Spanish Classes $65 for 6 weeks.

Saint Joseph/Buchanan County Health Department & Patee Market Health Center 904 S. 10th St. St. Joseph, MO 64503 (816)271-4684 Clinic (816)271-4636 Administration (816)271-4659 Health Educator (816)271-4681 HIV/AIDS Information Line (816)271-4684 HIV/AIDS Case Manager (800)945-4601 HIV/AIDS Case Manager (toll-free) (816)271-4725 Free HIV/STD testing (800)533-2437 Missouri HIV/AIDS hotline (800)342-2437 CDC National HIV/AIDS Hotline Services: Immunizations for children and adults; Testing for STDs and HIV; Treatment for STDs; Pregnancy counseling/testing with referrals to doctors, or family planning; Temporary Medicaid for pregnant women; Referrals to other agencies such as Salvation Army, Housing, Food Kitchen, or the Window; Educational presentations and group program, Dental referrals; Lead assessments and screenings; Certified birth/death certificates; and Food inspections; Case management for children with lead poisoning; AIDS/HIV case management; BP checks; Free Public Flu vaccines at certain times (while supplies last). Fees: $5.00 Charge for TB skin test. If exposed to TB-no charge; other services- no charge

Saint Joseph Even Start 803 S. 13th St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-9316 Services: Family Literacy Program; free transportation to site; free child care; GED preparation; 4 component life skills training: 1) Adult education; English as a 2nd language; life skills; computer training; 2) Early childhood education for children; 3) Parenting classes; 4) PAT-parent and child together; learn with parent educator; childcare provided during classes on site; NO Spanish interpreter.

Saint Joseph Public Schools Contact information for school social workers in St. Joseph’s middle & high schools: Benton High School: (816) 671-4030 Bode Middle School: (816) 671-4050 Central High School: (816) 671-4080 Lafayette High School: (816) 671-4220 Robidoux Middle School: (816) 671-4350 Spring Garden Middle School: (816) 671-4380 Truman Middle School: (816) 671-4400 Main Number: (816) 671-4000

Saint Joseph Youth Alliance 3308 S. Leonard Rd St. Joseph, MO 64503 (816) 232-0050 Services: Alternative school for truancy problems; Child abuse prevention program; Employment mentoring; Childcare startup, and accredits childcare facilities for the state. Fees: No charge

Salvation Army 622 Messanie St. Joseph, MO 64502 (816) 233-8606 or (816) 279-2101 Services: Food pantry, clothing vouchers to their thrift store; rent/utility assistance on limited basis; shelter for adults, Limited access to Spanish interpreter. Fees: No charge, $4.00 nightly Shelter.

Samaritan Counseling Center 207 N. 7th St., Suite 300 St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-4300 e-mail: sumaritan@arcomputer.net  Services: Individuals mental health counseling; some marriage counseling; and psychiatric testing; NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: Third party billing/Medicaid, Sliding scale program with a minimum fee of $15.

Social Services Department of Heartland 5325 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816)271-6005 Services: Assistance with coordination of Home Health and durable medical equipment; aid in acquiring residential, rehabilitation and skilled placement; hospice referrals; Help with medication assistance and help people apply for disability. Fees: Co-pay through patient’s insurance, Medicare/Medicaid.

Success by Six/United Way Program 118 S. 5th Street St. Joseph, MO 64502 (816) 364-2381 Services: A 32-member partnership that looks at early childhood issues and finds funding to help fill the gaps. Parenting materials are available in Spanish. NO Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Synergy House 400 E. 6th St. Parkville, MO 64152 (816) 741-8700 Services: Short-term residence for teen boys and girls, 12-18 years of age; provide education, and counseling; NO Spanish interpreter on site. Fees: Sliding scale, fees normally charged to state. Also have a crisis care grant.

Teen Talk Services: A website for teens, about teens and updated by teens. You can contribute by posting your story or sending a question. They post some information you should know about issues you face everyday. Fees: Free

United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri 3303 Frederick Avenue Saint Joseph, MO (816) 364-3836; (800) 404-1844; Fax: (816) 390-8546 Services: Adult support activities; supported employment program; advocacy services, referral and support programs for people with developmental disabilities, this includes children also. Preschool offered to community. Fees: State funding for adult support activities and employment program. No Charge for Advocacy services. Preschool charges vary with how many days the child attends.

Vatterott College 3131 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 364-5399 Services: Accredited School offers articulation agreement with area high schools, wherein credit would be given for applicable classes – scholarships available – Contact high school counselors or Vatterott for additional information. Fees: No charge for articulation agreement

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 904 S 10th St St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-4723 Services: Nutrition and breastfeeding education; food vouchers for specific nutrition; vouchers available for one year postpartum if mother breastfeeds, if not, then only available for six month. NO Spanish interpreter on site, but can be made available on request. Fees: Free except breast pump $20. Clients must meet “income guidelines and risk assessment”.

YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) 304 N. 8th St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-4481 Services: Protective shelter for abused and homeless women and children; crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence and rape; Mom’ Time, a parenting and stress-relief program; ENCORE plus program, breast and cervical cancer education; Legislative Network; Investment Clubs; JUMP mentors for teen parents; Choices life skills program for middle school girls; assists in locating childcare for families; referrals for special needs children; workshops and/or training opportunities; provide information for prospective child care providers; Discovery Childcare; scholarships; Ballroom dancing & belly dancing classes; gym activities; Martial Arts classes; water exercise classes; open swims; swim lessons. Fees: Fee for YWCA membership; services vary with fee requirements

Expenses/Necessities

Adventist Community Services 711 Francis St. Joseph, MO (816) 279-7262 Services: Volunteer ran. Sell & distribute clothing in their thrift store; grocery, rent, utility, and miscellaneous assistance when available. This is a one time use. NO Spanish Interpreter. Fees: No charge but donations are encouraged. Free for Needy.

Division of Family Services (DFS) Andrew County 12737 State Route E Savannah, MO 64485 (816) 324-3152 Buchanan County 525 Jules, Room 127 St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 387-2000 Services: Administers public assistance (Medicaid, food stamps, temporary assistance); childcare; energy assistance; investigates nursing home cases; children’s services-abuse and neglect screenings of minors; counseling; wards of court placement and monitoring; foster care; parental counseling; NO Spanish interpreter available in Andrew County; Spanish interpreter is available in Buchanan County. Fees: Sliding scale; third party billing.

InterServ Wesley Center 200 Cherokee St. St. Joseph, MO 64504 (816) 238-4511 Calvin Center 1412 N. 3rd St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-7779 Food Pantry Services: Two preschools & childcare centers; after-school youth programs & weightlifting; summer sports programs (Summer Jam & Summer Spike); food pantry; budget counseling; rent and utility assistance; immigration assistance; 2 senior meal sites; meal delivery for homebound seniors; in home services; and volunteer opportunities; NO Spanish interpretation available Fees: some programs sliding scale; scholarships for youth programming; suggested contributions for childcare; set rate for counseling.

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church 1606 N. 2nd street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-1154 Services: Assistance with rent and utilities; food pantry 2 days a week; First Wed. and Mon meal at St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen; commodities; summer & after school program; Gift baskets to 30-35 families on Christmas, collect hats, scarves, gloves for needy; Lease Gym to north town and building to Community Action Partnership for head start; Community Center for basketball and other activities. NO Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church 1723 S. 12th street St. Joseph, MO 64503 (816) 279-2594 e-mail: saintpatrickchurch@stjoelive.com  Services: Assistance with utilities. Fees: No charge

Salvation Army 622 Messanie St. Joseph, MO 64502 (816) 233-8606 or (816) 279-2101 Services: Food pantry, clothing vouchers to their thrift store; rent/utility assistance on limited basis; shelter for adults, Limited access to Spanish interpreter. Fees: No charge, $4.00 Nightly Shelter.

Food

Adventist Community Services 711 Francis St. Joseph, MO (816) 279-7262 Services: Volunteer ran. Sell & distribute clothing in their thrift store; grocery, rent, utility, and miscellaneous assistance when available. This is a one time use. NO Spanish Interpreter. Fees: No charge but donations are encouraged. Free for Needy.

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank (Harvest House) 915 Douglas St. St. Joseph, MO 64505 (816) 364-4442 Website: http://www.ourcommunityfoodbank.org/   e-mail: kyounger@secondharvest.org  Services: Harvest Baskets; Senior commodity program-monthly; Food pantry; Backpack Buddies program will provide food for weekend for school-age children ; Kid’s Cafe; Growing Hope Community Garden; Food Rescue- Rural delivery; Supplemental Nutritional Drink Program; Barrels of Hope; Perishable pantry on Fridays, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (if food available); Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Birthright 1018 N. 19th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-8242 Services: Distribute formula; diapers; clothing to size 2; shelter/social service department; Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Division of Family Services (DFS) Andrew County 12737 State Route E Savannah, MO 64485 (816) 324-3152 Buchanan County 525 Jules, Room 127 St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 387-2000 Services: Administers public assistance (Medicaid, food stamps, temporary assistance); childcare; energy assistance; investigates nursing home cases; children’s services-abuse and neglect screenings of minors; counseling; wards of court placement and monitoring; foster care; parental counseling; NO Spanish interpreter available in Andrew County; Spanish interpreter is available in Buchanan County. Fees: Sliding scale; third party billing.

East Side Human Resource 409 S. 18th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-8201 Services: Tutoring, Home delivered meals to seniors, recreation, After school programs, Youth Summer Socialization Program, latch key program, computer programs, childcare for infants-12 years, NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: Sliding scale

InterServ Wesley Center 200 Cherokee St. St. Joseph, MO 64504 (816) 238-4511 Calvin Center 1412 N. 3rd St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-7779 Food Pantry Services: Two preschools & childcare centers; after-school youth programs & weightlifting; summer sports programs (Summer Jam & Summer Spike); food pantry; budget counseling; rent and utility assistance; immigration assistance; 2 senior meal sites; meal delivery for homebound seniors; in home services; and volunteer opportunities; NO Spanish interpretation available Fees: some programs sliding scale; scholarships for youth programming; suggested contributions for childcare; set rate for counseling.

Open Door Food Kitchen 510 Edmond St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1085 Services: Free meals; blood pressure screenings every other month with American Red Cross; breast cancer awareness brochures; NO Spanish interpreter Fees: No charge

Saint Joseph’s Cathedral Church 519 N. 10th St. St. Joseph, MO (816) 232-7763 Services: Utility Assistance; Food pantry; Daycare center/Preschool; food kitchen 1 day per month; Communion to nursing homes Fees: Fee for Daycare

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church 1606 N. 2nd street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-1154 Services: Assistance with rent and utilities; food pantry 2 days a week; First Wed. and Mon meal at St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen; commodities; summer & after school program; Gift baskets to 30-35 families on Christmas, collect hats, scarves, gloves for needy; Lease Gym to north town and building to Community Action Partnership for head start; Community Center for basketball and other activities. NO Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Salvation Army 622 Messanie St. Joseph, MO 64502 (816) 233-8606 or (816) 279-2101 Services: Food pantry, clothing vouchers to their thrift store; rent/utility assistance on limited basis; shelter for adults, Limited access to Spanish interpreter. Fees: No charge, $4.00 Nightly Shelter.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 904 S 10th St St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-4723 Services: Nutrition and breastfeeding education; food vouchers for specific nutrition; vouchers available for one year postpartum if mother breastfeeds, if not, then only available for six month. NO Spanish interpreter on site, but can be made available on request. Fees: Free except breast pump $20. Clients must meet “income guidelines and risk assessment”.

Health

Albany Regional Center 2921 N. Belt Hwy St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 387-2220 Services: Crisis intervention assists with medical bills not covered entirely by Medicaid for people in group homes, assisted living, and their families. Help families who care for clients with developmental disabilities and helps take care of developmentally delayed children through a Medicaid waiver; Provides funds to help meet the needs of family members and people with disabilities who live at home ; Helps to secure services and supports for individuals with autism. Fees: Third party billing; mostly Medicaid

Bureau of Special Health Care Needs 702 East McElwain Cameron, MO 64429 (816) 632-6008 Services: A branch of the MO Dept. of Health and Senior Services, assists families to help pay medical bills; Provides nursing services for disabled children and people who do not qualify for nursing homes; Immunizations; Track disease outbreaks; And work on disaster preparedness. Fees: Third party billing; mostly Medicaid

Change Pointe Contact Peggy Martin, RN, LCSW, Ph.D (816) 279-7093 Services: Specializes in eating disorders and chronic illness. Fees: Flat fee of $55.00 per session

Community Health Hotline 137 N. Belt Hwy. St. Joseph, MO 64506 (800) 455-2476 or (816) 271-4000 Services: Free confidential nurse advice line dedicated to providing health information and directing patients to the right place at the right time for the right care; provide triage for phone calls and health information for population within 19 counties; physician and community resource referrals; disease management; NO Spanish interpreter, but may contact Language Line through Heartland Health. Fees: No charge to public; fees to companies who utilize their services.

Nurse Triage-Certified triage nurses using nationally recognized medical protocols guide callers to the appropriate care, recommend medical follow-up based on assessments & provide health information. Available 24 hrs a day/7 days a week including weekend & holidays. (800) 455-2376 or (816)271-4000

Disease Management-Registered nurses offer comprehensive disease management programs for diabetes, CHD, COPD and asthma patients; Hours are Mon-Fri, 10:00 am-8:00 pm. (800) 447-3617 or (816) 271-7862

Marketing/General Information-Offers many non-clinical services to the community that support & distribute information from our physicians, register participants and provide information for community events. Non-clinical hours of operation are Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-8:00 pm. (800) 447-2919 or (816) 271-4098

Life Line-Staff provide a comprehensive description of Life Line, enrollment, maintenance of enrollee profiles and information, and troubleshoot for equipment problems. Hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-8:00 pm. (816) 271-7186 or after hours (816) 271-6000

Physician Referral-The most up-to-date information on Heartland Health primary care physicians and specialists is available from staff. Assists in finding a physician that meets your needs. Hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-8:00 pm. (800) 447-1098 or (816) 271-7991

Counseling Center Family Guidance 510 Francis St., Suite 200 St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1501 Services: Alcohol and drug counseling; family planning services (yearly pap smears; birth control; STD treatment and testing, emergency contraception); children and youth counseling; psychiatric evaluations; case management, support and referrals for clients. Fees: Sliding scale based on income; no charge for individuals who meet criteria.

Family Health Center (Affiliated with Northwest Health Services) 904 S. 10th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-7800 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Closed 12-1 for lunch. Services: Children and Adult immunizations, sick visits, pap smears, minor surgery in office (mole removal). Children who are sick up to 20 years of age; well-child check-ups; school physicals; Spanish interpreter available upon request; Written information in English & Spanish. Fees: None if poverty guidelines met; sliding scale; Medicaid accepted. If denied for Medicaid must fill out application for sliding scale pay. Co pay $25, $35, $45.

Health Express 5325 Faraon St. St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 271-1356 Services: provides physicals and well checks to school children which the school nurse arranges via a packet of info sent home to parents, sports physicals during the summer to area schools such as North Andrew, Lathrop, DeKalb, and others if they request service. They also run the North Side Community Clinic which sees sick kids from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Individuals are referred to this clinic via the nurse call line to prevent people from delaying necessary medical care. Fees: Paid for by Medicaid, private insurance, and a scholarship program awarded to the school and must still pay some monetary amount

Heartland Regional Medical Center 5325 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 271-7200 Services: Heartland is a non-profit integrated delivery health care system. Besides the wide variety of medical services, it offers volunteer opportunities for teenagers having an interest in the healthcare field. Areas include: Teen Volunteer-must be 14 years of age, attend a meeting; Cadets-high school seniors, spend one hour every other day; Medical Explorers-partnership with Boy Scouts of America; Job Shadow-shadow a healthcare provider; Scholarship opportunities available; Birthing classes. Fees: Scholarship funds available, insurance for Health Express.

Faith in Action Care Team (formerly known as Interfaith Care Team) 528 N 8th St St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-7363 Services: This is a group of churches that provide different volunteer services such as rides for elderly or others in need to community settings, companionship, and bereavement programs. It also has Chaplin’s which help with loss of child support and occasionally provide grief counseling to the community. They also provide references to: Hospice (271-7190), Wyatt Park Christian church for support groups, Beth Cobb-Senior Health Services at Heartland www.heartland-health.com  Fees: No charge

Open Door Food Kitchen 510 Edmond St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1085 Services: Free meals; blood pressure screenings every other month with American Red Cross; breast cancer awareness brochures; NO Spanish interpreter Fees: No charge

Preferred Family Healthcare 2216 Highly St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 364-6007 www.pfh.org  Services: Adolescent substance abuse rehabilitation; Adult substance abuse rehabilitation; Assisted living; Behavioral health services; Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center; Intensive in home services; Juvenile Support Services; Prevention Services; Teams of Concern; Art Shows and exhibits; Spanish interpreter is available with advance notification. Fees: Insurance

Saint Joseph-Buchanan County Health Department 904 S.10th St. Joseph, MO 64503 Administration: (816) 271-4636 Clinic: (816) 271-4725 Health Educator: (816) 271-4659 Information line: (816) 271-4681 HIV Case Manager: (816) 271-4684 HIV testing: (800) 945-4601, State HIV: (800) 533-2437 www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us  Services: Immunizations; WIC; STDs and HIV testing and counseling; temporary Medicaid; prenatal screenings; lead screenings; case management; referrals to doctors; referrals to JUMP; smoking prevention; risk assessment; referral to Salvation army, St. Joseph housing and the window for housing assistance; dental referral, birth/death certificates and TB testing; NO Spanish interpreter available. Fees: Free and sliding scale

Social Welfare Board 904 S. 10th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-5188 http://www.socialwelfareboard.org/  Services: Adult Family planning/birth control; medical clinic; referrals after pregnancy; dental hygiene clinic; crisis intervention and referral; referrals to other agencies; diabetic food and nutrition counseling; Spanish interpreter available. Fees: Call for qualifications

Housing

Community Housing Ministry 814 Faraon St St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-4250 Services: Senior housing, low income status. NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: No Charge

Economical Corporation for Housing Opportunities (ECHO) 3434 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 671-4170 Services: Constructs one house per year for resale market in conjunction with Hillyard Technical School Fees: Cost of house with no markup costs

Housing Authority 502 S 10th St. St. Joseph, MO (816) 236-8200 Services: Provide rent assistance to low income families; issues a vouchers for housing that has been verified by Housing Authority; NO Spanish interpreter. Fees: Sliding scale determines amount of rent assistance; no applicant can pay more than 40% of their income towards rent.

YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) 304 N. 8th St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-4481 Services: Protective shelter for abused and homeless women and children; crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence and rape; Mom’ Time, a parenting and stress-relief program; ENCORE plus program, breast and cervical cancer education; Legislative Network; Investment Clubs; JUMP mentors for teen parents; Choices life skills program for middle school girls; assists in locating childcare for families; referrals for special needs children; workshops and/or training opportunities; provide information for prospective child care providers; Discovery Childcare; scholarships; Ballroom dancing & belly dancing classes; gym activities; Martial Arts classes; water exercise classes; open swims; swim lessons. Fees: Fee for YWCA membership; services vary with fee requirements

Services

American Cancer Society 6700 Ashland Rd., Suite 100 Merriam, KS 66204 (816) 233-2558 Services: Provides information to the public & services to cancer patients; Provides booklets, films, hands out wigs to ladies, boost (nutrition supplement), caps, and turbans; Greater than 100 miles can apply for gas card; Spanish interpreter available upon request.

AFL-CIO Community Services 1203 N. 6th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1131 (800) 365-7724 Services: Information & referrals. For United Way, clothes closet, Furniture exchange program. NO Spanish Interpreter. Fees: No charge but donations are encouraged.

Birthright 1018 N. 19th St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 279-8242 Services: Distribute formula; diapers; clothing to size 2; shelter/social service department; Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge Crisis Hotline (Family Guidance) 24 hours/7 days 888-279-8188 Services: Crisis line for individuals with mental health needs. It provides referrals to facilities within a specific county to help them meet their mental health needs. Example Buchanan County- Family Guidance. Fees: No charge.

Division of Family Services (DFS) Andrew County 12737 State Route E Savannah, MO 64485 (816) 324-3152 Buchanan County 525 Jules, Room 127 St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 387-2000 Services: Administers public assistance (Medicaid, food stamps, temporary assistance); childcare; energy assistance; investigates nursing home cases; children’s services-abuse and neglect screenings of minors; counseling; wards of court placement and monitoring; foster care; parental counseling; NO Spanish interpreter available in Andrew County; Spanish interpreter is available in Buchanan County. Fees: Sliding scale; third party billing.

Faith in Action Care Team (formerly known as Interfaith Care Team) 528 N 8th St St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-7363 Services: This is a group of churches that provide different volunteer services such as rides for elderly or others in need to community settings, companionship, and bereavement programs. It also has Chaplin’s which help with loss of child support and occasionally provide grief counseling to the community. They also provide references to: Hospice (271-7190), Wyatt Park Christian church for support groups, Beth Cobb-Senior Health Services at Heartland www.heartland-health.com  Fees: No charge

Open Door Food Kitchen 510 Edmond St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 364-1085 Services: Free meals; blood pressure screenings every other month with American Red Cross; breast cancer awareness brochures; NO Spanish interpreter Fees: No charge

Saint Joseph Youth Alliance 625 Francis St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 232-0050 Services: Facilitate and convenience around issues concerning families and youth; NO Spanish interpreter available. Fees: No charge

Transportation

Faith in Action Care Team (formerly known as Interfaith Care Team) 528 N 8th St St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 271-7363 Services: This is a group of churches that provide different volunteer services such as rides for elderly or others in need to community settings, companionship, and bereavement programs. It also has Chaplin’s which help with loss of child support and occasionally provide grief counseling to the community. They also provide references to: Hospice (271-7190), Wyatt Park Christian church for support groups, Beth Cobb-Senior Health Services at Heartland www.heartland-health.com  Fees: No charge

OATS (Older Adults Transportation System) 2921 N. Belt Hwy. St. Joseph, MO 64508 (816) 279-3131 Services: Transportation door to door; 18-59 Disabled or Greater than 60 years of age to pay bills, medical appointments, groceries- essential business. Fees: $1.50 each day and donations.

Funded by a Community Grant from the March of Dimes

Any information updates or corrections for this webpage should be forwarded to Dr. Evelyn Brooks.

Information gathered by: Ashley Hayse Heather Shipp Rebecca McMillan