Caldwell County Library houses a collection of books, movies, and computers for all ages. The library also offers services such as tutoring, computer classes, and online resources. Their mission is to support life-long learning, provide services using current technology methods, and provide assistance in getting references, research, and/or recreational material.
First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. It is designed for birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities.
4230 Phelps Rd, Suite H
Independence, MO 64055
Resources and assistance programs for housing, utilities, employment, and more are listed below. Can’t find the resource you need? Contact us to help you connect with the support your family needs.
(Housing, Transportation, Clothing, Employment)
Caldwell County Health Department offers the following services: child care health and consultation, child care inspection, children with special health care needs, healthy eating and active living, maternal and child health, and WiseWomen.
The Children’s Division is responsible for the administration of child welfare services. They work in partnerships with families, communities, the courts and other governmental entities toward ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of Missouri children.
207 East McElwain Drive
Cameron, MO 64429
Buchanan County Child Support Enforcement does the following: establish paternity, establish, modify, and enforce orders for child support and health insurance, and criminal prosecution of non-custodial parents who fail to provide support.
310 N 4th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph administers programs, services and initiatives aimed at addressing the causes and conditions of poverty at a local level. They provide a number of services, including: housing development, energy assistance, head start, and many types of family services.
The Family Support Division helps families with food stamps, health care, child care, child support and other needs. Their mission is to build the capacity of individuals, families, and communities to secure and sustain healthy, safe, and productive lives.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank is dedicated to feeding the hungry of Northwest Missouri through direct service programs. This organization provides different types of nutrition to families and offers many different types of programs.
USDA Rural Development offers loans, grants, and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as: housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric, and communications.
502 W South Hills Dr.
Maryville, MO 64468
Voices of Courage is a child advocacy center that serves the northwest portion of the state. The Advocacy Center provides a child friendly environment or conduct one, research-based, forensic interview that all agencies in an investigation can use to investigate and prosecute. This is to save the child from having to provide traumatic details in multiple difference interviews.