There is a list of charities, non-profits, and private organizations in Newton County and Neosho Missouri that can help with anything from bills to foreclosure counseling.
Rent, mortgage, and utility help
The Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area provides a variety of services to low- and moderate-income families and individuals, including assistance with winter heating and summer cooling utility bills, homeless assistance and prevention, counseling and case management, rental assistance, and the “Wheels For Workers” employment transport program. Some areas have food pantries where people can get food.
The EFSNB is a federal program that provides food and shelter to those in need. This program gives money to help pay for rent, a mortgage, heating, and utility bills in some counties. There is not a lot of money for housing and energy assistance, so people should call for more information.
Other programs offered by the government include Home Rehabilitation Programs, which provides rehabilitation repairs to homes that are owner occupied. The also manage the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, designed to help with rent low to moderate income families and individuals.
The Newton County area is served by various ESC outreach offices. These offices provide support and resources to the community in order to help individuals succeed. Both seniors and low income families can get help from the programs listed above, as well as other assistance.
The Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area provides assistance to those in Neosho and Newton County. The phone number for more information is (417) 781-0352.
St. Vincent DePaul is another option for help with bills. The phone number for the business is (417) 625-1085. This church provides aid to low income families in the form of food, gasoline vouchers, help with utilities and heating oil, and emergency lodging.