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Food and Shelter

Food and Shelter


Missouri Department of Social Services
Food Stamp Program / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Donna Fenske, County Manager
601 Commercial
PO Box 1353
Joplin, MO 64802-1353
Fax: (417) 629-3209
Contact them by calling the FSD Information Center toll free M-F 7am – 6pm:
1-855-373-4636 / 1-855-FSD-INFO
or call the FSD Automated Line available 24 hours, 7 days a week: 1-800-392-1261
Website: http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/office/jasper.htm

American Red Cross
410 S. Jackson
Joplin, MO 64801
Website: www.redcross.org

Carthage Crisis Center

Children's Haven
701 S. Picher Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-782-4453
Website: http://www.childrenshaven.com/
Provides no-cost, temporary emergency care for children and
youth whose families are experiencing a crisis situation

Regional Health and Welfare

131 S. High Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
Mon.-Fri. 10am-2pm
Phone: 417-782-8384
Website: http://www.crosslinesjoplin.org/
Food Program (income based), clothing, diapers, hygiene items,
dishes, towels, rental assistance, utility assistance

Economic Security
302 S Joplin
Joplin, MO 64801
Website: http://www.escswa.org/

Helping Hands Ministries
1304 East Pennell Street
Carl Junction, MO 64834
Phone: 417-649-6886 after hours call 417-649-6886
Provides food and clothing
Wed. 10:00am-2:00pm, Mon. 1pm-5pm


Lafayette House
1809 S. Connor
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-782-1772 8-5 M-F
1-800-416-1772 24/7

Services for women, children, and families in SW Missouri
Website: www.lafayettehouse.org/


Kathy Welch-Director


Providing young women ages 18-22, a safe, loving and Christ-centered home in which they can live, learn and grow.

1414 Euclid, Joplin, MO.  64802


Phone: 417-540-8640

Mission Joplin
(only Joplin community)

8th and Highview
Joplin, MO
Phone: 417-623-0980
Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm, Tues. and Thurs.
Website: www.forestpark.tv/ministries/mission-joplin

Pre-Adult Transitional Housing (PATH)
Young adults 17-22
For more information, call 417-347-7580.
Website: http://www.freemanhealth.com/path


Salvation Army
8th & Kentucky
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-624-4528

Soul's Harbor
817 S. Main Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-623-2550 or 417-623-4358 Homeless shelter and food bank
Breakfast and dinner are served at the shelter

St. Peter's Outreach House
807 S. Moffett
Joplin, MO 64801
Food Pantry- Tue,Thur 9-12
Hot meal M,W,F 11-1
Phone: 417-206-2588

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

321 East 4th Street,Joplin, MO

Programs assist with food, education, formula, and

breast feeding

Phone: 417-623-1928