As Prosper Springfield identifies gaps of service during the COVID-19

public health emergency, we designed this resource page

to serve all individuals who call Springfield home.

COVID-19

Online Resources for Springfield, Missouri

Help Ozarks

Help Ozarks is the City of Springfield’s main website to share official directions to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website provides direct links to information on the latest Springfield-Greene County health updates, resources for job seekers and employers, and a pledge citizens, businesses and institutions can voluntarily take to show commitment to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s website has guidelines for good hand and respiratory hygiene habits, tips for at-risk groups that may be more affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance for travel and isolation/quarantine timelines. The health department’s website also shows testing sites—Cox Virtual Health Visits and MyMercy—available in Springfield. For more information visit their website or call 417-874-1211.

Center for Disease Control 

The Center for Disease Control website provides the latest updates on COVID-19 cases in the U.S and links to resources that describe actions to take if you think you are sick, are an older adult or have health conditions that would increase the effects of coronavirus, symptoms and how to prepare your family. This website also provides resources for communities regarding travel, schools, childcare, businesses, employers, community and faith-based organizations and healthcare workers or institutions.

Prosper Springfield

Prosper Springfield is a collective impact initiative focused on a shared community vision to improve economic mobility in the Springfield community. The Prosper Springfield mission is to build community relationships and align community resources to create pathways that help move people to prosperity. The Prosper Springfield website provides information related to almost any area of need relating to education, health, housing, job/financial assistance and transportation. If assistance is needed, click on “Get Help” to find appropriate resources.

Springfield Greene County Library

The Springfield Greene County Library created a COVID-19 Community Resources page on their website with information on health tips and community resources available during the pandemic.

Missouri Services Navigator

Missourians in need can find essential services through the online Missouri Services Navigator system. The Services Navigator offers instant access to programs and services available in Missouri. New services are added daily and can be searched by keyword, location, and/or service. Programs contain maps of the location as well as contact information. The Missouri Services Navigator can link families to services such as:

  • Childcare
  • Food Pantries & Banks
  • Counseling
  • Financial services
  • Organizations that assist with food, health/dental services, housing, and help with legal issues, transportation, and utilities
  • Employment and mental health services for the disabled, dislocated workers and youth, and others seeking employment
  • Information on educational services such as HiSET, job training, apprenticeships, and post-secondary education

Education

Essential Worker Childcare Options

Daycares and preschools can still provide care for children of essential workers. Several resources are available for essential workers, particularly healthcare workers, including:

  • Ozarks Regional YMCA
  • Discovery Center
  • Springfield Public Schools

The One Stop for Early Childhood

Childcare has become limited due to the changes in our community’s shelter-in-stay mandate. If you are classified an “essential worker” by the government, please reach out to The One Stop for Early Childhood to locate available resources for early childhood, financial assistance, family friendly activities, childcare options, and others. Please contact Kayla at 417-887-3545 ext. 210.

Child Care Subsidy – Missouri Department of Social Services

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to empower Missourians to live safe, healthy, and productive lives. The Department of Social Services is committed to serving the needs of Missouri citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DSS website shares information on how to access the following benefits that are available to individuals during the pandemic:

  • Child Support
  • Food Assistance – Food Stamp: SNAP & P-SNAP
  • Health Care – Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance
  • Blind Services
  • Child Care – Child Care Subsidy
  • All Services
  • Find Offices/Contact FSD

Missourians can apply for services online by visiting MyDSS.mo.gov, or sending completed applications and verification documents by email to FSD.Documents@dss.mo.gov, or by fax to 573-526-9400. Missourians who have questions or need assistance can call 855-373-4636.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control has provided general guidelines about talking to children about coronavirus disease 2019 so school trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate and minimizes anxiety of fear. The CDC has guidance to help adults have conversations with children about ways to avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Springfield Public Schools has created an online resource center to help adjust to schooling from home. Please understand these are trying and difficult times on children. Adapting to changes in their routine and structure can be difficult for kids. It is typical to expect behavioral changes in your kids during this time.

Tips for Homeschooling Kids
  • Create a schedule for their day including morning routines, exercise, meals, and free time
  • Allow for breaks and interruptions
  • Recommended times for schooling:
      • Elementary – 1 to 2 hours a day
      • Middle School – 2 to 3 hours a day
      • High School – 3 to 4 hours a day
  • Talk to your kids about the coronavirus and explain the importance of washing their hands
  • Learn to give yourself grace and room for adjustment
Special Education
ELL Resources

For more information call your child’s school with the SPS Phone Directory.

Kahn Academy

Kahn Academy is offering free resources to parents, teachers, schools and districts to keep everyone learning. Their website offers resources such as daily schedules, weekly learning plans for students in a remote learning environment.

Even though schools and shops are closing, there are still many service providers who are here to help families navigate the changes. Please review and contact any of the agencies in Community Partnership of the Ozarks document linked to the paragraph heading if you need assistance. Agencies in the list can also be found throughout this website page for your convenience.

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)

The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s (DESE) website provides new details related to COVID-19 and DESE and/or public school operations and remains committed to removing barriers to provide public school leaders the flexibility they need to remain focused on the health and safety of students, staff members and communities. The information updated on this website includes:

  • School calendars & cancellations
  • Nutrition services
  • Remote teaching resources
  • Special educations
  • A+ Scholarship & Bright Flight information
  • Mental health/counseling services
  • Adult Education (HiSET)
  • First Steps Programs
This section highlights trade and college opportunities individuals can pursue to gain further job skills during and after COVID-19 public health emergency. 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Fast Track Program

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a financial aid program from the Missouri Department of Higher Education that helps adults obtain an industry-recognized credential in high need areas of the workforce. This program meets industry specific needs by developing the skillets of Missouri workers. Students who receive the Fast Track grant will have any remaining college tuition and fees fully covered after utilizing other governmental state and federal aid programs.

Who Can Apply:

  • Individuals 25 years or older or who have not been enrolled in school within the last two years.
  • Students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and are enrolling in part/full time school.
  • Individuals who make no more than $80,000 filing jointly, or no more than $40,000 per year, any other tax status.

How to Apply:

  1. Find a Fast Track eligible institution and certificate/degree program
  2. Submit your college application
  3. Fill out the FAFSA Application
  4. Create a state Student Aid Portal
  5. Read and finalize the “Self-Certification” form

COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES (LOCAL)

College of the Ozarks

A Christian liberal-arts college. 417-334-6411

Drury University

Drury is a university that honors and effectively links liberal arts and sciences to the study of professional areas. 417-873-7879

Evangel University

Evangel is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in education and equipping students to become Spirit-empowered servants of God who impact the Church and society globally. 417-865-2815

Missouri State University

MSU is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Their purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. 417-836-5000

Ozarks Technical Community College

OTC is a community college in Springfield, Missouri. Students can earn a one-year certificate, two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or Associate of Arts degree.  They also have a variety of apprenticeship programs. 417-447-7500

 

TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

Prime Inc.

Prime Inc., is  a logistics company with a Driver Training Program that allows individuals to earn their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) while getting paid. CDL training classes start each week and  give driver’s real world experience to prepare them for any situation they may encounter on the on the road.  Prime also offers in-house job opportunities to ensure the safety, success and reliability of operations.

SRC Holdings

SRC Holdings is a manufacturing company that remanufactures products for major industries that allows individuals to gain real-world experience, pursue an education and avoid student debt through apprenticeship, internship and tuition reimbursement programs.

Participants receive a one-on-one mentor, earn wage increases at work milestones and learn cutting edge technology practices from Ozarks Technical Community College. For more information and how to apply, students may contact their high school counselor or OTC’s Career Center. All others may contact human resources at Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation and SRC Automotive, Inc.

Health

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s website has guidelines for good hand and respiratory hygiene habits, tips for at-risk groups that may be more affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance for travel and isolation/quarantine timelines. The health department’s website also shows testing sites—Cox Virtual Health Visits and MyMercy—available in Springfield. For more information visit their website or call 417-874-1211.

Cox Health 

Visits Cox Healthcare System is providing free virtual visits to screen patients for COVID-19 and provide more guidance about the appropriate actions to take if they are sick with the Coronavirus. Virtual visits are online appointments that are available for people ages two years and older and include a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and if needed, a prescription referral to a pharmacy. For more information visit: their website or call 417-269-3000.

Mercy Health

Mercy Health provides virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. MyMercy is a free, easy-to-use application to manage your whole family’s health online. This app allows users to access information about their health and care team 24 hours a day. For more information visit their website or call 417-820-2000.

Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Jordan Valley Community Health Center offers a variety of health care services and the support of individuals and community health workers including virtual health visits and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing for individuals who meet testing eligibility. For more information visit their website or call 417- 831-0150.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) | Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Effective 3/18/2020 – All satellite WIC locations are closed until further notice. All appointments will be handled over the phone. The WIC program is housed at Jordan Valley Community Health Center and provides free services for qualifying participants such as health screenings, nutrition education and additional food packages, breastfeeding support, referrals to health care providers or social services agencies. For more information visit their website or call 417-864-1540.

The Doula Foundation

The Doula Foundation is providing virtual prenatal, postpartum support visits. Classes are available on a private Facebook group that people can access by messaging them on Facebook. They are also offering a virtual Daddy Doula Class for partners that will now be supporting their clients alone. Please contact Patricia at 417-832-9222 or email at patricia@doulafoundation.org.

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) 

Telehealth is available to MO HealthNet participants. There will be no copays for COVID-19 testing for MO HealthNet participants. Coverage will be extended to Missourians ages 19 to 64 who test positive for COVID-19. Requirements for prescriptions refills will make sure participants have access to essential medications. For more information visit their website or call 572-751-3425.

Missouri Department of Social Services

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to empower Missourians to live safe, healthy, and productive lives. The Department of Social Services is committed to serving the needs of Missouri citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DSS website shares information on how to access the following benefits that are available to individuals during the pandemic:

  • Child Support
  • Food Assistance – Food Stamp: SNAP & P-SNAP
  • Health Care – Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance
  • Blind Services
  • Child Care – Child Care Subsidy
  • All Services
  • Find Offices/Contact FSD

Missourians can apply for services online by visiting MyDSS.mo.gov, or sending completed applications and verification documents by email to FSD.Documents@dss.mo.gov, or by fax to 573-526-9400. Missourians who have questions or need assistance can call 855-373-4636.

Self-Care

Social isolation, fear and worry can cause mental health challenges for many. Remember to connect with family and friends using phone calls, video chats, social media and text messaging. Self-care is especially critical in times of high stress and anxiety.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC offers suggestions on coping directly with the stress of COVID-19 and caring for emotional health during the pandemic.

How to Chat with Friends and Family | VÍdeo Llamadas

This video describes how to stay connected with friends and family using video chat or other video streaming applications.

How to Find Workout Videos

This video describes how to find free exercise resources to workout at home and stay active.

How to Create a Facebook Page | Jinsi ya Kuunda Ukurasa wa Facebook | Cómo Crear una Página de Facebook | Как настроить страницу на Фейсбуке

This video describes step by step instructions to create a Facebook page to help you stay connected to your friends and family.

How to Order Groceries Online

The video describes step by step instructions to order groceries online. Many grocery stores offer online shopping options and offer curb-side pick-up and delivery options to purchase and access groceries easily.

How to Order Restaurant Delivery Online

The video describes step by step instructions on how to use food delivery apps to order take out from various restaurant options and have food delivered to your home.

Food Resources in Springfield & Greene County

The following Google Spreadsheet contains a list of food pantries and resources available during COVID-19 pandemic. The list is updated with new resources when they become available and contains the location, hours, type of food service, ways to access food services and who can access services:

Food Resources as of April 13, 2020:

  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Ozarks Regional YMCA
  • Life360 Hub
  • Life360 Chesterfield
  • Life360 Fairbanks

SNAP/P-SNAP – Missouri Department of Social Services

The Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (P-SNAP) allows all households currently eligible for SNAP to receive the maximum amount for their household size for March and April. The Missouri Department of Social Service’s Family Support Division website contains the following information on P-SNAP benefits:

  • Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (P-SNAP)
  • Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
  • General Information about Food Stamp (SNAP)

Missourians can apply for services online by visiting MyDSS.mo.gov, or sending completed applications and verification documents by email to FSD.Documents@dss.mo.gov, or by fax to 573-526-9400. Missourians who have questions or need assistance can call 855-373-4636.

Missouri Department of Social Services 

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to empower Missourians to live safe, healthy, and productive lives. The Department of Social Services is committed to serving the needs of Missouri citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DSS website shares information on how to access the following benefits that are available to individuals during the pandemic:

  • Child Support
  • Food Assistance – Food Stamp: SNAP & P-SNAP
  • Health Care – Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance
  • Blind Services
  • Child Care – Child Care Subsidy
  • All Services
  • Find Offices/Contact FSD

Missourians can apply for services online by visiting MyDSS.mo.gov, or sending completed applications and verification documents by email to FSD.Documents@dss.mo.gov, or by fax to 573-526-9400. Missourians who have questions or need assistance can call 855-373-4636.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) | Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Effective 3/18/2020 – All satellite WIC locations are closed until further notice. All appointments will be handled over the phone. The WIC program is housed at Jordan Valley Community Health Center and provides free services for qualifying participants such as health screenings, nutrition education and additional food packages, breastfeeding support, referrals to health care providers or social services agencies. For more information visit their website or call 417-864-1540.

In the event of an emergency requiring an ambulance or police assistance, dial 911.
 

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES

Access the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Access the National Suicide Prevention Hotline connects individuals to a skilled, trained counselor at a local crisis center and is available 24-hours a day at 800-273-8255. For assistance in Spanish, call 800-784-2432.

The Burrell Behavioral Health

The Burrell Behavioral health 24-Hour Crisis Line is available at 417-761-5555 or 800-494-7355.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Disaster Distress Hotline

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Disaster Distress Hotline is available to call at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Text Crisis Line

A text crisis line is available 24-hours a day by visiting their website or texting 741741.

 

LGBTQ+ SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are trans-identified. If you are in crisis or need someone to talk to, Trans Lifeline will support and provide resources. 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides LGBTQ youth support with trained counselors 24 hours a day for young persons in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk. 1-866-488-7386

 

FAMILY VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINES

Missouri Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (CA/NHU) is a toll-free telephone line which is answered 24 hours a day at 1-800-392-3738. For hearing and speech impaired, please contact Relay Missouri 1-800-735-2466/voice or 1-800-735-2966/text phone.

The National Sexual Abuse Telephone Hotline

The National Sexual Abuse Telephone Hotline connects individuals with the closest sexual assault service provider in the caller’s area and is available at 800.656.4673.

Housing

COVID-19 Task Force

Task Force Works to Make Sure Homeless Population Has Access to Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 24, 2020 (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) – The Community Partnership of the Ozarks and partner agencies stand with our unsheltered population as we combat the outbreak of COVID-19. In the wake of the shelter in place order, homeless shelters are considered an essential business and will remain open.

Community partners will continue to work to provide resources to our homeless population. Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH), the HUD-designated regional Continuum of Care, has established a COVID-19 Task Force to develop and implement a shelter, containment, quarantine and isolation plan for those who are homeless.

March 30, 2020 (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.)  –  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Mercy Health Foundation is donating $30,000 to support our local homeless services systems.

One Door

One Door provides a central point of entry for coordinated intake, assessment and referrals for housing and shelter services. If you are at risk of becoming homeless or currently without a safe, stable, place to stay, please call One Door to speak to a specialist. 417-225-7499

In the event of an emergency requiring an ambulance or police assistance, dial 911.
 

FAMILY VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS HOTLINES

Missouri Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (CA/NHU) is a toll-free telephone line which is answered 24 hours a day at 1-800-392-3738. For hearing and speech impaired, please contact Relay Missouri 1-800-735-2466/voice or 1-800-735-2966/text phone.

The National Sexual Abuse Telephone Hotline

The National Sexual Abuse Telephone Hotline connects individuals with the closest sexual assault service provider in the caller’s area and is available at 800.656.4673.

SUPPORT SERVICES – HEALTH & LEGAL

Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Jordan Valley Community Health Center offers a variety of health care services and the support of the community health workers. 417-831-0150

Greene County Family Justice Center

The Greene County Family Justice Center houses several agencies under one roof (Harmony House, The Victim Center, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Greene County Children’s Division, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Child Support Division)  and acts as a middle man between victims and community resources. All services are free and confidential and individuals can go to site or contact community resources individually. 417-799-1500

Victim Center

The Victim Center provides free-of-charge services to all victims of violent or sexual crimes. Provides prevention education, 24-hour Crisis Response Line, counseling and victim advocacy. For more information visit their website or call 417-863-7273.

HOUSING FOR WOMEN

Harmony House

Harmony House provides emergency shelter for victims of intimate partner violence. Call their 24 hour hotline at 417-864-7233 / 800- 831-6863.

Freedom’s Rest

Freedom’s Rest in Ozark provides shelter for victims of intimate partner violence Call their 24 hour hotline at 417-299-2494.

Lafayette House

Lafayette House in Joplin provides shelter services for victims of intimate partner violence. Call their 24 hour hotline at 417-782-1772 or 800-416-1772.

 

HOUSING FOR CHILDREN (ONLY)

Child Advocacy Center

For information about the Child Advocacy Center, visit their website. The services of the Child Advocacy Center are available by police referral.

Great Circle

Great Circle offers shelter for children and youth. 417-865-1646 (Parenting Life Skills 417-831-9596)

Isabel’s House

Isabel’s House provides crisis nursery care from children from birth to age 12. 417-865-2273

 

 

Family Violence & Sexual Assault Resource Page.pdf

LIHEAP – Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Social Services is extending the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) from March 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020 for Missourians who have not previously applied. Individuals in Springfield can apply for LIHEAP through OACAC. Services can help in two ways:

  • The Energy Assistance (EA) helps with one-time payment for primary heating bills November-March.
  • The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (EICP) helps pay fuel bills when energy is threatened to be shut off.

For more information about eligibility requirements call 417-862-4314.

Internet Provider responses to COVID-19

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 

The FCC Keep American Connected Pledge states that providers who take the pledge will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open Wi-Fi hot spots to those who may need connectivity. The following providers are following the pledge in Springfield, Missouri:

AT&T 

AT&T continues to offer an affordable way to connect. In response to the public health crisis, AT&T is temporarily offering:

  • Open hot spots
  • Two months of free service for new customers who order Access by 4/30/2020.
  • Expanding eligibility based on income and to households participating in the National School Lunch and Head Start programs
  • Waiving all home Internet data overage fees.

Visit att.com/access and review this document for complete information and to apply.

Cricket Wireless 

Cricket Wireless COVID-19 response; follows FCC agreement, provides temporary data for existing customers starting Friday, March 27 and will be waiving certain fees for customers.

Springfield Greene County Library District

Springfield-Greene County Libraries are making Wi-Fi available 24 hours a day on the parking lots of most library branches.

Sprint

Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

U.S. Cellular

Eliminated overage charges for customers with legacy plans and provided extra data.

Verizon

Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

Job & Financial Security

The Cares Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Exonomic Security (CARES) Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses and preserves jobs for American industries and provides the following assistance:

Assistance for American Workers and Families

Through Economic Impact Payments (EIP) and other means, the U.S. Treasury Department is ensuring American are seeing direct and fast relief in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Assistance for Small Business

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is providing small businesses with the resources they need to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead.

Preserving Jobs for American Industry

By implementing the CARES Act, the U.S. Treasury Department is taking steps to preserve jobs in industries adversely impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

Assistance for State and Local Governments

Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

BUSINESSES & EMPLOYERS

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The US Small Business Administration website describes areas eligible for SBA disaster loans and the steps to apply for a loan. SBA can provide small businesses who have experienced substantial suffering due to COVID-19 with low-interest federal disaster loans to overcome temporary loss of revenue. For more information call 1-800-877-8339

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce showcases a comprehensive list of resources for employers on their website with links and updated information about economic development resources for local businesses.

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has useful information for both employers and employees, including a new shared work program. The Shared Work Program allows employers to retain their full workforce while employees work reduced hours and receive partial unemployment benefits.

NON PROFIT RESOURCES

Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO)

Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) is committed to supporting the nonprofit community during the coronavirus outbreak. CFO has opened the COVID-19 response and recovery fund to award grants.

JOB SEEKERS

The Missouri Job Center

The Missouri Job Center provides resources to job seekers and employers impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Information on employment opportunities and information on apprenticeships throughout the state, steps on how to file for unemployment for individuals and businesses through the Missouri Department of Labor. For more information call 417-887-4343.

File for Unemployment | Missouri Department of Labor

The Missouri Department of Labor’s website provides information on how to file or manage an unemployment claim or claim benefit eligibility. The website also features information on worker’s compensation and discrimination for businesses and workers. Businesses and can file unemployment for groups of employees they may have to lay off due to the COVID-19.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks created a step by step guide on ‘How to File for Unemployment in Missouri‘.

How to Pay Your Bills Online | Como Pagar Tus Recibos en LÍnea

This video describes how to pay your bills online using a computer or over the phone to make sure payments are made on time to service providers.

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Transporation

City Utilities Transit Services

Operation Changes – Please take a moment to review these upcoming operation changes.  These changes will be effective on March 22, 2020 until April 24, 2020 (subject to change). For more information call 417-831-8782.

Ways to Give

Springfield Non-profit Leaders Publish List of Immediate Needs

On Monday, March 16th, United Way of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Community Partnership of the Ozarks convened CEOs and other senior representatives from partner agencies to discuss how to work together to support the community in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The team collectively identified a series of current and upcoming fiscal needs associated with coronavirus response and identified the following needs:

1. Coronavirus Response Fund

Funding for operational costs – The COVID-19 response is increasing demand for their services at the same time it is reducing their capability to host their fundraisers. If you wish to contribute to the Coronavirus Response Fund, please click “Donate Now” or TEXT SGFresponds to 41444.

2. Immediate Nonprofit Agency Needs for Springfield and Greene County

The shortages of supplies that we are all experiencing at home are the same shortages that our partner agencies are experiencing.  Please review the list of items that are immediate needs from Partner Agencies in the Springfield community. This list will continue to be updated.