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Utility Assistance in Kansas City

Utility assistance
The best way to learn about utility assistance is call the United Way at 2-1-1, or (816) 474-5112. They can refer you to the closest resources in your area.
 
You can also go to: http://www.irissoft.com/hauw/ to search United Way's database online. Make sure to put Utility Bill Payment Assistance as what you want to search.
 
Below are the listings for most of the Kansas City area. Some details will be provided, but you are encouraged to call an organization to learn more. Most of these organizations offer other social services as well as utility assistance. Some offer utility assistance only as an emergency.
 
 
KCP&L offers an Economic Relief Program to help pay utility bills.  It allows for $50 credit per month for up to 12 months. Learn more here or call 1-800-336-4547 Ext. 416.  Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the program.

Kansas City, Missouri:

BISHOP SULLIVAN CENTER
 
6435 Truman Road
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64126
(816) 231-0984 
 
CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
 
416 W. 12th Street
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64105
(816) 842-0416 x132 rent, util, bus fare, Rx recording
 Details: Utility assistance, need bill, proof of income and lease.
 
 
CHRIST THE KING CHURCH
 
8510 Wornall Road
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64114
(816) 997-9710
 Details: Church emergency assistance program.
 
CITY UNION MISSION - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
 
1310 Wabash Ave.
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64127
(816) 329-1444 Lydia Allen
 Details: NO UTILITY ASSISTANCE UNTIL 1/4/10
 
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COUNCIL
 
10901 Blue Ridge
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64134
(816) 763-3277 
 Details: Call for appointment. Will need proof of income; proof of residence via current utility bill; picture ID; Social Security cards for household. Specifically for Hickman Mills School District.
 
 
DELLA LAMB - COMMUNITY SERVICES
 
500 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64106
(816) 842-8040 Ask for Social Services Dept.
 Details: Community services offers electric & gas bill assistance, food pantry, limited rent assistance ($300 max with available funds) and translation services. 
 
DON BOSCO FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
 
520 Garfield
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64124
(816) 691-2900 
Details: The Family Support Center offers emergency assistance with food, clothing and rent/utility aid. The Center is a resource for people facing homelessness, child and spousal abuse, job loss and substance addictions. The Center also helps low income seniors bridge their inadequate income through food and clothing banks. Must apply in person with proof of residency, picture ID, Social Security card, and proof of income.
 
FATHER HIX SOCIAL SERVICES CENTER
 
309 Benton Blvd.
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64124
(816) 241-9886 
 Details: Program provides emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgage, prescriptions, durable medical equipment, food, and other needs depending on the funding criteria and availability of funds. Information and referral for other services available. Call for appointment.
 
 
GUADALUPE CENTER - SALUD CENTER
 
Health Education & Social Services
2641 Belleview
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64108
(816) 561-6885 
 Details: This site/location provides recreational, educational, social and cultural services to residents living on the Westside of Kansas City/Jackson County in Missouri. Provides utility, rent, and food assistance along with job finding assistance, substance abuse counseling, health education, immigration issues and teen parenting programs.  Focuses on helping Hispanics especially.
 
HOUSING INFORMATION CENTER - EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
 
Mohart Center
3200 Wayne
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64109
(816) 931-0443 
 Details:  Utility assistance only provided when related to a housing issue (ex: receiving housing assistance that require utilities stay on) 
 
 
METRO LUTHERAN MINISTRY - EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
 
3031 Holmes
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64109
(816) 931-0027 
 Details: Walk in for food pantry only, all other services require appointments.
 
METRO LUTHERAN MINISTRY - OLDER ADULT SERVICES
 
3031 Holmes
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64109
(816) 931-0027 x248
 Details: The MLM Older Adult Services program assists senior citizens and people with mental and physical disabilities providing advocacy, reassurance, food assistance, and in-home visits assisting clients to create a safe and healthy home environment that ensures their independence. 
 
 
REDEMPTORIST - UTILITY ASSISTANCE
 
207 W. Linwood
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64111
(816) 931-9942 
 Details: Walk in early, first come first serve, first 8-10 people. Must bring two pieces of ID per family member; proof of address from current month; proof of income from current month; Social Security numbers for family members. Must have paid on bill at least 3 times in last 6 months, must have bill in their name dated within 30 days, bill must be past due, final or a disconnection notice. 
Eligibility requirements:  Low income persons in need; must have source of income for assistance (if they have never applied for assistance before at Redemptorist, they may help with one-time utility assistance with proof of RECENT income, in cases of recent job loss) 
 
SAINT ELIZABETH CHURCH
 
2 East 75th Street
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64114
(816) 523-3909 
 Details:  Call for appointment. Need Social Security card for head of household; ID; current utility bill with address 
 
SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH
 
1001 E. 52nd Street
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64110
(816) 523-5115 x 208 rent & utilities x209 for food
 Details: Church based social services including utility, rent and deposit assistance, food pantry, bus fare, assistance with glasses and prescriptions. 
 
 
SAINT MONICA SOCIAL MINISTRY
 
1600 Paseo Blvd.
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64108
(816) 842-1877 
 Details: Emergency assistance program including assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions, glasses, bus fare and a food pantry. 
 
SAINT PETER'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
 
815 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64131
(816) 877-0300 Emergency Assistance
 Details: Call for appointment, need picture ID, proof of address and SS card 
 
SALVATION ARMY - BELLEFONTAINE
 
3013 E. 9th Street
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64124
(816) 483-8484 
 Details:  Low-income; must have regular source of income (employed, etc.) for utility/rent assistance 
 
SALVATION ARMY - BLUE VALLEY
 
6618 E. Truman Road
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64126
(816) 241-6488 
 Details: Provides casework, short-term counseling and emergency assistance to eligible low-income individuals and families. Services include disaster services, individual counseling; food pantry, hot meal, rent & utility assistance. 
 
SALVATION ARMY - WESTPORT
 
500 W. 39th Street
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64111
(816) 753-6040 
 Details: ONLY TAKE THE FIRST 7 PEOPLE, EACH T & TH. Provides casework, short-term counseling and emergency assistance to eligible low-income individuals and families.
 
 
SETON CENTER - SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM
 
2816 E. 23rd Street
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64127
(816) 231-3955 
 Details: Must make appointment on the last working day of the month at 8am for emergency assistance.
 
 
SICKLE CELL DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - KCMO
 
1734 E 63rd Street, Suite 600-E
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64110
(816) 444-5600 
 Details: Services and assistance to persons with sickle cell disease and their families only.
 
 
UNITED SERVICES - JACKSON COUNTY WEST
 
299 Paseo
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64106
(816) 923-9400 
 Details: Call for appointment. Utility assistance applications can be picked up in any outreach office or can be mailed upon request. 
 
UNITED SERVICES - MAIN OFFICE
 
6323 Manchester Avenue
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64133
(816) 358-6868 
 Details: Call for appointment. Utility assistance applications can be picked up in any outreach office or can be mailed upon request. 
 
 
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS - UNMET NEEDS
 
406 W. 34th Street, Suite 710
Kansas City,MO(Jackson), MO  64111
(816) 968-2788 

Details: For military families. 

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