Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program/Community Partnership of the Ozarks

The VITA program is generally for taxpayers of low-to-moderate income ($54,000 or less). Community Partnership of the Ozarks coordinates with several organizations to provide the VITA program. Community volunteers and MSU and Drury students prepare free basic federal and state tax returns with electronic filing for qualified individuals. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program can help you file past year tax returns, amend tax returns, file for property tax credits and rent rebates. 417-720-2000

Multipli Credit Union (Formerly known as CUCCU)

banner reading 'fresh start loan - see a loan officer today, c u community credit union'Multipli Credit Union (formerly known as CU Community Credit Union) helps people with other options to payday loans. Despite the predatory nature of most payday lenders, the short-term convenience and quick access to funds that payday loans provide has kept their business strong. Most consumers are either unaware of the incredibly high fees and risk of incurring more debt, or they are in such desperate need of cash that they don’t take time to consider the alternatives. But there are other options! Instead of getting caught in a downward spiral of increasing debt and decreasing repayment, try one of the four alternatives to payday loans and keep your money where it belongs: in your wallet. 417-865-3912

University Hope

University Hope (UHBC) is a ministry that seeks to provide small rescue loans to those trapped in the predatory loan cycle. By working with a local credit union, UHBC is able to guarantee loans at low interest rates to pay off payday or title loans. A mentor is assigned to help when problems arise and to give advice on budgeting, finding community resources, or just being a friend in times of need. 417-862-0789

Change 1000/Mo Job Center

Change 1000 provides pre-employment training for different types of jobs. Change 1000 works with businesses to know the type of training needed that can take a career to the next level. After the two-week training period, participants are connected to the employers who designed the training for employment opportunities. MO Job Center. 417-874-2730 (North Area) or 417-887-4343 (South Area)

MO Job Center

The Ozark Region Missouri Job Centers offer a wide range of free workshops and services to individuals looking for employment. Are you new to the workforce or re-entering the workforce? Thinking of changing careers? Have you been displaced from your job? They have convenient sites to serve your needs including Job Centers in Springfield.  East Sunshine Center 417-887-4343 or North Springfield Center 417-874-2730

MMP Worksite Program

MMP’s Worksite Program prepares youth for personal success in employment, education, healthy life styles and self-sufficiency through mentored support.  The Worksite program provides job readiness classes, education & certification, help finding & securing employment and an on-site mentor to youth (ages 16-21 years) who are seeking employment.

MO Work Assistance Program

Springfield Job Center & Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program helps TA recipients become ready for a job, get real work experience, find employment, and keep a job. 417-887-4343

Missouri State University

Missouri State will help you see the world differently, follow your path with integrity and become a global citizen. Get ready to Make Your Missouri Statement. 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. 417-447-7500

TANF with MO Work Assistance Program

TANF provides cash benefits to low-income families for the household’s children such as clothing, utilities and other services. 855-373-4636

Legal Services of Southern MO

Legal Services of Southern Missouri provides representation to the low-income and elderly in civil matters only (e.g., domestic or sexual violence, debt collections, payday loans, public benefits like food stamps or unemployment, and some family and housing issues. 417-881-1397

Dream Center

The Springfield Dream Center provides a centralized location to place our city’s resources where they are most needed. Located in Zone 1, the Springfield Dream Center offers after-school programming, adult education, a food pantry and much more. Circles classes on Wednesday evenings include financial planning information. Child care is provided. 417-720-1065

Housing & Financial Counseling/Catholic Charities of Southern MO

This program offers education and counseling for those who struggle financially to help them achieve long-term prosperity. Their goals are to promote financial literacy and financial responsibility and increase responsible home ownership. HUD-certified counselors cover topics such as budgeting, mortgage and banking information, credit scores, and savings strategies. 417-720-4213

Northwest Project

The goal of The Northwest Project is to help families overcome the challenges that have kept them living paycheck to paycheck and sustain their long-term success in moving from those circumstances. This community-driven development model works to bridge the gaps between people and resources through both case management services and a teamwork approach where program participants will be expected to support each other. The Northwest Project is based at The Fairbanks, a community center in the Grant Beach neighborhood renovated by the Drew Lewis Foundation.  Families interested in learning more about The Northwest Project can contact the Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks. 417-720-1890

MO Job Center

MO Job Center can connect you with your next job! They provide personal assistance to help increase your success in finding the job that’s right for you. You have to create an account to see the job vacancies. 417-887-4343

TANF with MO Work Assistance Program

TANF provides cash benefits to low-income families for the household’s children such as clothing, utilities and other services. 855-373-4636

MO Work Assistance Program

Springfield Job Center & Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program helps TA recipients become ready for a job, get real work experience, find employment, and keep a job. 417-887-4343

Community Health Advocates (Springfield-Greene County Health Department)

Community Health Advocates help you navigate Springfield’s network of social services and community resources. Take a brief survey to determine your needs, then meet with an Advocate to receive free, personalized assistance. Community Health Advocates can provide referrals for:
  • Employment assistance
  • Affordable housing
  • Healthcare
  • Food
  • Dental Care
  • Pregnancy and parenting services
  • Furthering your education
  • Disability services
  • Childcare assistance
  • Children’s services
  • and services based on your personal needs

Please call at 417-874-2477 or email advocate@springfieldmo.gov

To make a referral visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/CHAreferral