The 2-1-1 telephone number is available to help Missourians find fast, free and confidential help for health and human services. The 2-1-1 call center, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week is being offered throughout Missouri by the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Ten other United Way organizations throughout the state are involved in the effort.
For people with no insurance, for medicine not covered by insurance, Medicare, or other benefit plans you may save 30% or more on prescriptions. The Family Wize card is accepted at most pharmacies. This covers all prescription drugs.
During times of disaster (floods, tornadoes, storms, etc.) the Northeast Missouri Unmet Needs Committee works to assist residents of Northeast Missouri in long term disaster recovery through education, resources, financial assistance and advocacy, coordinating and enhancing all disaster response organizations including but not limited to: FEMA, American Red Cross, Church World Services, Salvation Army, and state and local government entities.
When all other resources are unavailable for an individual, the Tri-County Alliance Unmet Needs group works to find a solution to an individuals issue. The majority of the time providing financial assistance when deemed appropriate by the alliance. The United Way is the fiscal agent for this group. Individuals can contribute specifically to this fund by sending checks made to, "Tri-County Alliance" to the United Way Office.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.