Community Services

 

Child Services

Bright Futures
Phone:  (573) 785-7751
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, school hours
Services Provided:  Connects student needs with community resources
Audience:  Students in Poplar Bluff School District

University of Missouri Butler County Extension Center
Phone:  (573) 686-8064
Days/Hours:  Call for information
Services Provided:  4-H. Club through which young people learn everyday skills through hands on learning. Meetings are typically monthly.
Audience:  Youth age 8 to 18 years.

Greater Circle
Phone:  (573) 785-0544
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Forensic interviews for children of suspected abuse or witnessed violence/crime.
Audience:  All child abuse should be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline (800-392-3738). Individual cases are referred through law enforcement and the judicial system.

Designing Women Foundation
Phone:  (573) 776-5073
Days/Hours:  Santa land event
Services Provided:  Free books
Audience:  Kindergarden – 8th grade

Americorp
Phone:  (573) 714-4414
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  In-school and after school tutoring. Supplemental services for children and families.
Audience:  Referrals from school social workers and counselors.

South Central Community Action Agency
Phone:  (573) 778-1140
Days/Hours:  Applications taken year round
Services Provided:
Audience:  Residents of Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and Wayne counties. Income guidelines exist.

Butler County Community Resource Council
Phone:  (573) 776-7830
Days/Hours:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Parenting classes, lifeskills classes, pre and post natal classes, mentoring for pregnant women and new mothers, support groups.
Audience:  Young women up to 22 years old. Participants are required to make a 1 year commitment to the program.

Butler County Public Health
Phone:  (573) 785-8478
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Medical equipment and supplies for special needs children
Audience:  Payer of last resort. Income based/sliding scale. (Specifics provided at phone #.)

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200
Days/Hours:  Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm. Friday 8am – 3pm.
Services Provided:  Youth outpatient mental health. Provides assessment, caseworkers, family support, and after school programs.
Audience:  Children 4 – 18 years old. Must be in school.

Highlands Medical
Phone:  (573) 778-3042
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided:  Low cost dental services. Sliding scale based on income.
Audience:  Currently, only accepting children as new patients. Urgent care provided for adults. Proof of income (tax return, 2 pay stubs) must be provided to determine cost.

 

Disability Services

Independent Living Center of SE Missouri
Phone:  (573) 686-2333 or (866) 890-2333
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
Services Provided:  Provides support for individuals with disabilities, including: informational support, disability advocacy, peer support, transition assistance, vocational services, and driving programs.
Audience:  Residents in Butler, Carter, Ripley, and Wayne counties.

 

Domestic Abuse

Haven House
Phone:  (573) 636-4873
Days/Hours:  24 hrs/day via hotline
Services Provided:  Shelter/advocacy for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Support group and outreach. Court advocacy for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Audience:  Female victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Financial assistance for rent and utilities for victims of domestic abuse.
Audience:  Victims of domestic abuse. Does not include homeless.

Greater Circle
Phone:  (800) 681-1419 or (573) 351-1185
Days/Hours:  Hotline available 24/7
Services Provided:  Emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse (women and children)
Audience:  Victims of domestic abuse

 

Education/Development

Designing Women Foundation
Phone:  (573) 785-9828
Days/Hours:  Apps due in spring
Services Provided:  College scholarships
Audience:  Girls. PBHS Seniors and non-traditional students attending Three Rivers College

Americorp
Phone:  (573) 714-4414
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  In-school and after school tutoring. Supplemental services for children and families.
Audience:  Referrals from school social workers and counselors

Missouri Career Center
Phone:  (573) 840-9595
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Job search. Career development.
Audience:  Eligibility determined after intake. Special focus on people with handicap conditions.

South Central Community Action Agency
Phone:  (573) 778-1140
Days/Hours:  Applications taken year round
Services Provided:  Head start
Audience:  Residents of Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and Wayne counties. Income guidelines exist.

Butler County Community Resource Council
Phone:  (573) 776-7830
Days/Hours:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Parenting classes, life skills classes, pre and post natal classes, mentoring for pregnant women and new mothers, support groups.
Audience:  Young women up to 22 years old. Participants are required to make 1 year commitment to the program.

University of Missouri Butler County Extension Center
Phone:  (573) 686-8064
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Provides training regarding many areas, including: agriculture/horticulture, human development (i.e. nutrition, mental development, stress coping), and business development
Audience:  Public

Designing Women Foundation
Phone:  (573) 776-5073
Days/Hours:  Santa Land event
Services Provided:  Free books
Audience:  Kindergarden – 8th grade

Designing Women Foundation
Phone:  (573) 776-5073
Days/Hours:  School year
Services Provided:  Literacy and financial incentives to read the “classics”
Audience:  Poplar Bluff Schools (7th – 12th grade) and Sierra Osage

 

Elder Care

Butler County Community Resource Council
Phone:  (573) 686-8624
Days/Hours:  February 6 – April 13. Tuesday and Thursdays, 8am – 11am.
Services Provided:  Tax form completion assistance
Audience:  Low income. Seniors. Disabled.

Butler County Community Resource Council
Phone:  (573) 840-9590
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
Services Provided:  Indigent fund
Audience:  Individuals 60 years and older

Butler County Community Resource Council
Phone:  (573) 840-9590
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
Services Provided:  Assists senior citizens in finding volunteer opportunities
Audience:  Individuals 55 years and older

 

Food/Clothing

First Assembly of God Food Pantry
Phone:  (573) 785-4860
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday. Call first.
Services Provided:  Food pantry
Audience:

Green Forest Church of Christ Food Pantry
Phone:  (573) 785-1007
Days/Hours:  Thursdays 11am – 1pm
Services Provided:  Food pantry
Audience:  May receive pantry items once per month

St. Vincent de Paul
Phone:  (573) 686-1948
Days/Hours:  Monday – Wednesday 1pm – 4pm. Thursday 9am – 1pm.
Services Provided:  Food pantry
Audience:  Must be eligible for food stamps. Only one time per month.

St. Vincent de Paul
Phone:  (573) 686-1948
Days/Hours:  Monday – Wednesday  9am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Thrift store and emergency clothing needs
Audience:  Free clothing for emergency needs (i.e. fire)

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Phone:  (573) 785-1098
Days/Hours:  Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
Services Provided:  Food pantry. Will provide assistance with other needs on an as needed basis.
Audience:  Must call before first visit

United Gospel Rescue Mission
Phone:  (573) 785-4783
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. Saturday 8am – 12pm.
Services Provided:  Thrift store
Audience:  Open to public. Clothing and household goods are provided free to shelter residents and poor throughout the community.

United Gospel Rescue Mission
Phone:  (573) 785-4783
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday 12pm. Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Services Provided:  Free meals
Audience:  Public

Child Concern of Butler County
Phone:  (573) 785-3108
Days/Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 9:30am – 11am
Services Provided:  Provides food boxes, diapers, incontinence pads, clothing, and emergency items
Audience:  Individuals must be at less than 185% of poverty level

SEMO Food Bank (The Breadshed)
Phone:  (573) 429-3484
Days/Hours:  Food/clothing distribution Satudays 7am – 9pm. Free meals Sundays 12:30pm – 2pm.
Services Provided:  Food/clothing distribution. Free meals.
Audience:  Public

United Gospel Rescue Mission
Phone:  (573) 785-4658
Days/Hours:  1st of each month, 8:30am – 12pm.
Services Provided:  USDA Senior food boxes. 1 box each month.
Audience:  Age: 60+. Must be approved. Waiting list exists.

United Gospel Rescue Mission
Phone:  (573) 785-4658
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30am – 12pm
Services Provided:  Free household items and clothing. 10 items per month.
Audience:

 

Healthcare

Butler County Public Health
Phone:  (573) 785-8478
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Medical equipment and supplies for special needs children
Audience:  Payer of last resort. Income based/sliding scale. Specifics provided at phone number.

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200 ext. 3217
Days/Hours:  Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Walk-in mental health assessments
Audience:

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200
Days/Hours:   Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm, Fridays 8am – 3pm
Services Provided:  Youth outpatient mental health. Provides assessment, caseworkers, family support, and after school programs.
Audience:  Children 4yrs – 18yrs. Must be in school.

SEMO Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-5090
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Supportive residential care for mental healthcare including: therapy programs, medication assistance, group therapy, case management, and community support.
Audience:  Public

Highlands Medical
Phone:  (573) 785-6536
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Low cost medical (family practice) care. $20 – $65/visit depending on income.
Audience:  Proof of income (tax return, 2 pay stubs) must be provided to determine cost.

Highlands Medical
Phone:  (573) 785-6536
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm. Psychiatrist on-site on Wednesdays.
Services Provided:  Behavioral health counseling
Audience:  Proof of income (tax return, 2 pay stubs) must be provided to determine cost.

Highlands Medical
Phone:  (573) 785-6536
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Medication assistance
Audience:  For existing patients

Highlands Medical
Phone:  (573) 778-3042
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided:  Low cost dental services. Sliding scale based on income.
Audience:  Currently only accepting children as new patients. Urgent care provided for adults. Proof of income (tax return, 2 pay stubs) must be provided to determine cost.

Butler County Public Health
Phone:  (573) 785-8478
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  WIC – Intake and voucher distribution
Audience:  State residence required. Pregnant women. Post partum (up to 6 months). Breastfeeding (up to 1 year). Sliding scale income requirements – specifics provided at phone number.

Butler County Public Health
Phone:  (573) 785-8478
Days/Hours:  Monday 8am – 4pm, Tuesday 8am – 12pm, Wednesday by appointment.
Services Provided:  Womens healthcare clinic. Pregnancy testing, STD testing, pap smears, family planning, mamogram referrals.
Audience:  Butler county residents. Income based/sliding scale. Specifics provided at phone number, no cost for most clients.

 

Housing/Utility Assistance

Salvation Army at Fellowship General Baptist Church
Phone:  (573) 785-6981
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday by appointment
Services Provided:  Electric bill payment
Audience:  Medical condition or equipment (proof of medical need and utility bills required)

Salvation Army at Fellowship General Baptist Church
Phone:  (573) 714-4414
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Emergency support for individuals and families in crisis.
Audience:  Referrals are received from partnering agencies

Habitat For Humanity
Phone:  (573) 718-1820  or  (673) 429-0226
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Providing simple, decent housing for families currently in unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
Audience:  Eligibility determined based on application and interview process. Income based.

Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission (OFRPC) / Ripley County Public Housing
Phone:  (573) 785-6402
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 4pm
Services Provided:  Hud section 8 housing. Only Hud agency in Poplar Bluff. Provides housing and utility assistance, but not immediate assistance. Takes apps once per year in late winter/early spring.
Audience:  Low income individuals / families in Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Reynolds, and Carter counties.

St. Vincent de Paul
Phone:  (573) 686-1948
Days/Hours:  Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 4pm
Services Provided:  $100 assistance paid directly to landlord or utility company
Audience:  Eligible only 1x every 6 months and 6x ever

South Central Community Action Agency
Phone:  (573) 785-4727
Days/Hours:  Applications taken in June
Services Provided:  Weatherization
Audience:  Homeowners and renters (with landlord approval) in Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and Wayne counties. Income guidelines exist.

South Central Community Action Agency
Phone:  (573) 785-4727
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Emergency assistance for utility bills
Audience:  Application completion required. Documentation requirements including: SS card, proof of income, utility bills. Income guidelines exist.

American Red Cross
Phone:  (573) 335-9471
Days/Hours:  24/7
Services Provided:  Disaster assistance (i.e. fire) for individuals/families including a 3-day hotel voucher and money as needed for food, clothes, etc.
Audience:  Individuals experiencing a housing disaster

John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
Phone:  (573) 778-4746
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided:  Housing (HUD/VASH vouchers). Limited emergency funds.
Audience:  Individuals who served in the military and separated under any condition other than dishonorable discharge.

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200 ext. 3289
Days/Hours:  Monday 8am – 9pm, Tues – Thurs 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 8pm
Services Provided:  Provides supportive housing until client can get back on their feet. Assists in applications for disability and food stamps. Can provide deposit of rent and utility.
Audience:  Homeless who suffer from co-occurring problems that lead to homelessness (i.e. disability, mental health issues)

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200 ext. 3289
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  10 unit apartment complex for low income. Income based: 30% of income goes to rent. 1 year waiting list exists.
Audience:  Must be receiving other services from FCC.

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200 ext. 3265
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Assistance for utilities and rent
Audience:  Persons on Medicare with multiple surgeries or admissions for chronic diseases.

FCC Behavioral Health
Phone:  (573) 686-1200
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Financial assistance for rent and utilities
Audience:  Victims of domestic abuse. Does not include homeless.

Greater Circle
Phone:  (573) 996-2648
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Services Provided:  Emergency housing and utility assistance
Audience:  Intact form must be complete for eligibility. Eviction notice or utility shut off notice needed.

 

Miscellaneous

Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission (RFRPC) / Ozark Foothills Solid Waste Management District
Phone:
Days/Hours:  24/7
Services Provided:  Solid waste recycling
Audience:  Open to all

Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission / Ozark Foothills Development Association
Phone:  (573) 785-6402
Days/Hours:
Services Provided:  Assists start up non-profits in grant writing and fundraising
Audience:  503(c)(3) non-profit corporations in Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Reynolds, and Carter counties

Bluff Area Transit Services
Phone:  (573) 785-2428
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm. Saturday 10am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Public bus transportation
Audience:  Public

 

Rehabilitation Services

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (573) 778-1210
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Equine therapy
Audience:  Veterans and veteran families. Autistic children. At risk youth. Victims of domestic violence.

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (573) 778-1210
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Camping retreat
Audience:  Veterans and veteran families

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (314) 791-2139
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Warriors in Transition / Path Back. Emotional intelligence training.
Audience:  Veterans

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (573) 429-3655
Days/Hours:  Friday mornings
Services Provided:  Artworks: Art opportunities / therapy
Audience:  Developmentally disabled

United Gospel Rescue Mission
Phone:
Days/Hours:  7 days/week. Doors open at 8am.
Services Provided:  New life alcohol rehabilitation program
Audience:

 

Shelters

United Gospel Rescue Mission
Phone:
Days/Hours:  7 days per week. Doors open at 8pm.
Services Provided:  Emergency shelter for men. 3 nights per month provided.
Audience:  Homeless men

Greater Circle
Phone:  (800) 681-1419
Days/Hours:  Hotline available 24/7
Services Provided:  Emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse (women and children)
Audience:  Victims of domestic abuse

Haven House
Phone:  (573) 636-4873
Days/Hours:  Hotline available 24/7
Services Provided:  Shelter/advocacy for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence
Audience:  Female victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse

 

Veteran Services

Vietnam Veterans of America
Phone:  (573) 776-3496
Days/Hours:  7 days/week 8am – 8pm
Services Provided:  Provides support for Vietnam era and other veterans regarding access to veteran benefits such as VA healthcare, homelessness
Audience:  Vietnam era and other veterans

John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
Phone:  (573) 778-4780
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided:  Provides support/guidance for veterans regarding benefit eligibility, enrollment, and access
Audience:  Individuals who served in the military and separated under any condition other than dishonorable discharge

John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
Phone:  (800) 273-8255, option 1
Days/Hours:  24/7
Services Provided:  Suicide crisis hotline
Audience:  Individuals who served in the military and separated under any condition other than dishonorable discharge

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (573) 778-1210
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Equine therapy
Audience:  Veterans and veteran families. Autistic children. At risk youth. Victims of domestic violence.

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (573) 778-1210
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Camping retreat
Audience:  Veterans and veteran families. Those in assisted living.

Cape Arrowhead
Phone:  (314) 791-2139
Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Services Provided:  Warriors in Transition / Path Back. Emotional intelligence training.
Audience:  Veterans

 

 

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