Do you live in Camden County and need assistance? The following links contain organization names and contact numbers that offer support and resources in Camden County. We have also included links that a person might need at a state level too.
Are you looking for a job? We have also included job resources, not only for Camden County but also for those who might need help with employment out-of-state.
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Please be advised that we are not affiliated with the following resources in any way. Our aim as a library district is to provide our community and patrons with timely and relevant information.
Camden County Community Resources
Career Resources for Missouri & Camden County
Resume, Interview, and Learning Resources
Are you needing to brush up on your computer skills? Do you need to update your resume or cover letter? Or, maybe you need some help with your interview skills. Check out the following resources to polish, refine, and update your skills.
Mental Health Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the nation’s behavioral health. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Mental Health is an undeniably important matter, yet most people don’t have access to the resources that they need when they need them. Social Work License Map has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for anyone seeking information about or help for a range of mental health issues.
Their list spans diagnostic tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, phone hotlines devoted to addressing issues from general mental illnesses and disorders (i.e., autism, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, etc.) to the specific needs of the diverse populations, including LGBTQIA2S+, youth, minorities, women, and veterans.
Missouri State Resources
The Missouri Department of Social Services is responsible for coordinating programs to provide:
- Public assistance to help Missourians with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, blind services, and other basic needs
- Health care coverage for eligible Missourians
- Child welfare services to help ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of Missouri children.
- Specialized assistance to troubled youth
While many programs give needed financial assistance and services, other units work toward reducing the financial dependency of the citizens on government assistance.
The Department of Social Services also has teams dedicated to:
The Department of Health and Senior Services serves the citizens of Missouri by improving the health and quality of life for Missourians of all ages. Many factors influence health status:
- individual genetics and behaviors
- social environment
- physical environment
- policies and interventions
- access to quality care and services
By providing information and education, effective regulation and oversight, quality services, and surveillance of diseases and conditions, the department seeks to address these factors and fulfill its vision of healthy Missourians for life.
Missouri protects its most vulnerable citizens by inspecting nursing homes and child care facilities, investigating and intervening in cases of adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, and providing programs and services to seniors and adults with disabilities.
LIHEAP helps low-income households meet their immediate energy needs. It can mainly help those who spend a large amount of their household income on energy bills. Eligibility requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are based on income, household size, available resources, and responsibility for payment of home energy costs.
To qualify for LIHEAP assistance, you must meet each of these requirements:
- Be responsible for paying home heating and cooling costs
- Be a United States citizen or have been legally admitted for permanent residence
- Have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments
- Meet specific income guidelines that vary according to household size and fuel type
For more information about requirements, you should contact a caseworker with the Contracted Agency that provides services for your area.
Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) is Missouri’s Parent Training & Information Center, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and Missouri. Their mission is to empower families to advocate for themselves so that children with special educational needs can reach their full potential in education and life — through support, training, and education.
- Education – MPACT offers parents many valuable resources about topics related to special education. They also provide one-to-one assistance and in-person support.
- Empowerment – MPACT offers parents, students, and professionals FREE in-person and online training designed to empower you as you advocate for a successful future.
- Information – Sign up for their bi-monthly newsletter that provides parents and professionals with timely information on topics related to special education in Missouri.
Relay Missouri is a service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled. You can use Relay Missouri to make telephone calls to family, friends, businesses, or anyone who has a phone.
Always Available – Relay Missouri is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Accurate and Transparent – The operator voices everything you type and types everything you say.
Private and Confidential – All Relay Missouri calls are strictly private. No records of any conversation are maintained.
Free Services – These services are available at no charge. The equipment itself is available upon request to eligible parties. This service is funded by the state.
AssistedLiving.org is dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources.
When searching for the right facility, there are many factors to keep in mind besides the cost. To simplify your research process, AssistedLiving.org has compiled a directory of over 480 facilities in Missouri. For each community listed, you will find relevant information regarding pricing, amenities, and Medicaid acceptance status.