Resources for Residents & Businesses

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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

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Mental Health Resources

Food Assistance

  • WIC Services through Clay County Public Health Center: a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants.
  • Pandemic EBT: for households with children who attend a school that's closed and who would otherwise receive free or reduced-price meals. You should receive a letter from your school district that includes information about how to apply online or by mail.
  • Food Assistance Locator from Harvesters - The Community Food Network
  • 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.
  • Missouri Summer Food Service Program: to help families in Missouri find out where their children can get free meals this summer. Map (Desktop) | Map (Mobile)
  • Clay County Public Health Center Mobile Food Pantry - First Wednesday of every month
  • Vineyard Church - food pantry
  • Metro Lutheran Ministries - food pantry and other services
  • In As Much Ministry - food pantry
  • Good Samaritan Center - food pantry and other services
  • Clay County Home Meal Delivery Services for Seniors

Local Charitable Organizations

Utility Information

Use the following links to contact utility companies for guidance on payments, shutoffs, and more

Education Resources


Give Assistance

Give Money

Give Food

  • Harvesters - The Community Food Network has a variety of options for giving food, including how to donate produce.
  • Hillcrest Hope - Porch Pantry Pantry - Meat Drive: Collecting grocery store gift cards, hamburger, chicken, hot dogs, pork chops, canned chicken and lunch meat. Contact for drop-off instructions.

Give Materials and Supplies

Give Blood

  • Blood donation centers have the highest standards of safety and infection control. To find where you can donate blood, visit

Give Time

Give Encouragement

  • Liberty Hospital - share words of encouragement, inspiration and comfort with Liberty hospital employees.