Resources for Residents & Businesses
General Resources for Finding Help
Resources for Unemployed Workers
- Visit the Missouri Department of Labor COVID-19 information page. Here, the Missouri Department of Labor will continue to provide updates on the ongoing employment impacts from COVID-19. The Department also has a brief Frequently Asked Questions section that attempts to clarify and address the most common issues.
- Missouri has a basic instructional video to aid workers as they file for unemployment in the state of Missouri: Filing for Unemployment Basics tutorial video will outline the steps you will need to take during this process.
- Visit the “UInteract” website to file for unemployment. You will need to create an account and you will need the following information: The name and address of each employer you worked with during the past 18 months, check stubs showing year-to-date earnings from each employer you worked with during the past 18 months and if you have military employment, a DD-214 Member 4 form if you were separated from the U.S. Military within the past 18 months.
- Missouri Now Hiring Missouri One Start is connecting unemployed workers to essential companies who are currently hiring to meet increased demand for their products and services.
Resources for Businesses
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance The SBA offers low-interest disaster recovery loans for Missouri small businesses that have been severely impacted by economic disruptions related to COVID-19. Businesses can receive up to $2 million in assistance to use toward fixed debt payments, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid due to the impact of COVID-19. The interest rate for small businesses is 3.75% and 2.75% for non-profits.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources: Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist, Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide, and Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
- CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers This guidance from the CDC provides information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and reducing transmission among employees.
- Missouri Department of Economic Development This website lists information for small businesses and nonprofits affected by the economic effects of COVID-19.
- Apply for a KC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan
- Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- KC PPE
- Missouri PPE Marketplace
- State of Missouri SNS Order Form
- State of Missouri PPE Information
- Missouri companies that will perform qualitative and/or quantitative fit testing of N95 respirators.
- Cloth face masks can be used as back up, especially in non-medical settings
- If interested in purchasing a large amount of PPE, please contact email@example.com for additional resources.
Mental Health Resources
- Missouri Department of Mental Health
- Tri-County Mental Health Center
- Managing Anxiety & Stress (CDC)
Local Charitable Organizations
- American Red Cross
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
- Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph
- Clay County Home Meal Delivery Services for Seniors
- Harvesters - The Community Food Network
- Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
- Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
- North Kansas City YMCA While their clubs are closed to the public, the North Kansas City YMCA is offering a variety of services to the community like free online workouts streamed on their Facebook page and child care offered for essential employees and first responders
- Shelter KC
- United Way of Greater Kansas City
- Urban League of Greater Kansas City
- Apply for Metro Lutheran Ministry - Clay County Children's Services Fund Assistance
- June 1 - Aug. 7: Kids Eat Free at Children's Mercy Northland. In partnership with Harvesters, The Community Food Network, a shelf stable free lunch is available to all children, including siblings, 1 to 18 years old. Served from 12-1 p.m. More info.
Use the following links to contact utility companies for guidance on payments, shutoffs, and more
- Evergy Missouri Metro Extended payment options, no late payment fees, no power disconnections, and reduced payments for reconnecting service with no security deposit
- Spire Missouri Suspension of disconnects and late fees
- Ameren Missouri Suspension of disconnects and late fees
- Kansas City Water Suspension of shut-offs
- Gladstone Municipal Water Suspension of shut-offs and late fees
- Smithville Water and Wastewater Suspension of shut-offs
- Liberty Municipal Water Suspension of shut-offs
- North Kansas City Water Suspension of shut-offs
- Clay County PWSD 2
- Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
- Liberty Public Schools
- North Kansas City Schools
- Smithville School District
- Kearney School District
- Excelsior Springs School District
- Child Abuse and Neglect - Missouri Department of Social Services: call
- : call the 24-hour crisis line at 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233. MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)
- Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
- Feed Northland Kids
- Harvesters - The Community Food Network
- Liberty Hospital Foundation
- Liberty Cares Fund - Liberty Education Foundation
- Community Food Kits - Drop-off items at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church or Platte Woods United Methodist Church
- Hillcrest Hope - Porch Pantry Pantry - Meat Drive: Collecting grocery store gift cards, hamburger, chicken, hot dogs, pork chops, canned chicken and lunch meat. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for drop-off instructions.
Give Materials and Supplies
- North Kansas City Hospital - Medical Supplies
- Liberty Hospital Foundation - Medical supplies and snacks
- Blood donation centers have the highest standards of safety and infection control. To find where you can donate blood, visit www.redcross.org.
- The United Way of Greater Kansas City has created a crisis volunteer guide.
- Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City is a network of medical and public health volunteers, along with non-medical community members, who volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support public health.
- Liberty Hospital - share words of encouragement, inspiration and comfort with Liberty hospital employees.