USDA Rural Development helps improve the economy and quality of life in rural America through loans and grants to help support economic development and essential services, such as housing, water, electric, and business supports.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low income individuals/families for issues including housing, family law, public benefits, veterans’ benefits, consumer fraud, healthcare, children’s well-being, special education and relief from domestic violence.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities implements a statewide system of supportive services that focus on assuring health and safety, supporting access to community participation, and increasing opportunities for meaningful employment. The Division offers evaluation and case management to individuals with developmental disabilities.
For support regarding drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, domestic violence, and other crisis interventions, visit the Department of Mental Health website.
The North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center assists in the prevention, assessment, protection, investigation, and treatment of cases of child abuse.
The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers continuing education scholarships, emergency financial assistance, women’s health services, and several housing initiatives including weatherization, housing assistance, housing development, and utility assistance.
First Steps is Missouri’s Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child’s development, learning, and participation in family and community life.
MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Livingston County, connecting people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of the community. MU Extension is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything. The Livingston County Extension Center also offers family strengthening programs including the Building Strong Families: Challenges and Choices program to strengthen families, Focus on Kids to help parents support children through and after a divorce, Tackling the Tough Skills program to build life skills, and the Taking Care of You program to help people reduce stress and improve their lifestyle.
Livingston County Extension Center coordinates the 4-H youth program.
The Livingston County Health Center offers breastfeeding support, immunizations, the WIC program, and various health screenings/testing.