State awards almost $1.2 million in assistance to Missouri homeless shelters

November 23, 2010
State awards almost $1.2 million in assistance to Missouri homeless shelters, Gov. Nixon announces Funding will help provide basic, short-term assistance to vulnerable families

Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that 15 homeless shelters across the state will receive almost $1.2 million to assist families with children facing short-term economic hardships. The Missouri Department of Social Services is awarding $1,174,123 that was made available through the expansion of emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“All these funds will directly help families with children get through short-term economic hardships,” Gov. Nixon said. “This money will help make sure that children have a roof over their heads and that parents facing tough times have a chance to get back on their feet.”

Shelters have some flexibility in how the funds can best be utilized, but all expenditures must be for families with at least one child, and benefits and services may not exceed four months. The planned allocations are as follows:

 

Central Missouri - $82,407

  • Rainbow House (Columbia)
  • Harbor House Emergency Shelter (Columbia)

 

Kansas City - $49,939

  • Crossroads Shelter
  • reStart Inc.

 

St. Louis County - $467,839

  • Family Haven – A Community Partnership
  • Room at the Inn
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Our Lady’s Inn (total evenly split with St. Louis City)

 

St. Louis City – $275,588

  • Gateway 180
  • Our Lady’s Inn (total evenly split with St. Louis County) St. Charles County- $194,542
  • Salvation Army – St. Charles
  • Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Services
  • Catholic Charities – St. Charles Center

 

St. Joseph - $12,379

  • Salvation Army – St. Joseph

 

Ozarks Region - $91,427

  • The Kitchen Inc. (Springfield)
  • Family Enrichment Center (Springfield)