This page has community resources that can be helpful to anyone with a disability and people getting older. The list shows services that you can only get if your income is low, have a disability, or are a certain age. The list also shows resources that are free or are available to the public.
Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities serves people of all ages with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and some learning disabilities. The disability must have occurred before age 22, with the expectation that it will continue. To be eligible for services, people with these disabilities must be substantially limited in their ability to function independently.
To talk with someone about services, call Toll Free: 1-800-207-8329
For information about programs and services, click here: http://dmh.mo.gov/dd/
To find out how and where to get help, click here: http://dmh.mo.gov/dd/facilities/eligibility.htm
Missouri Community Options and Resources http://mocor.mo.gov/
MOCORS is a website with information about long term supports and services for children and adults of all ages. MOCORS provides information about services for children with special health care needs, individuals with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, people who are getting older, nd children and adults with mental illness and substance abuse.
To talk to someone call MOCORS toll free at 1-855-834-8555.
Missouri Area Agencies on Aging: www.ma4.org
Whether you are an older adult, a disabled adult or a family caregiver, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging can inform you on services and programs that can help you and your loved one maintain an independent lifestyle. To find services, go to this website: http://www.ma4web.org/services-search
Dial 2-1-1 for information about everything from day care to rental assistance to counseling to vocational training to disaster relief. You can also find places to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Dial 2-1-1 to speak to a trained professional 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Languages other than English are available and phone calls are confidential.
Click here for information http://www.211helps.org/
Missouri Disability Portal
This website includes information on a wide-variety of topics, as well as an inter-active resource directory. http://disability.mo.gov/
Click here for the resource directory: http://disability.mo.gov/resource_search/
Click on these links for information about each topic on the Missouri Disability Portal: