Resources for Residents & Businesses

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General Resources for Finding Help

Funeral Assistance

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Learn more.

Transportation Resources

If you are 60 years or older, visit Clay County Senior Services' website for a list of options for free or low-cost transportation. Also learn about their transportation options for COVID vaccination.

Mental Health Resources

If you're in a crisis, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255, available 24/7. 

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)

Food Assistance

Local Charitable Organizations

Utility Information

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

Education Resources


You may qualify for childcare assistance from the Missouri Department of Social Services, as they have changed their eligibility requirements due to COVID-19. Apply by Dec. 31, 2020. Learn more.


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.