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Your donations make it possible for us to continue the fight to end homelessness. Whether you give money, food, clothing or household items, you are helping people move forward in their lives.


Home at Last is a program funded by a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). SSVF is designed to serve veteran families who are homeless or would be homeless. This program provides things like rent, utility assistance, furniture, case management and more to those who have served our country and now find themselves needing a little help.

Our veterans have sacrificed so much…put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, so it’s time we come together to provide them support, hope and places to call home. The focus of Home at Last - SSVF is housing stabilization; using temporary financial assistance and/or services as a bridge to long-term stability. Possible participants for SSVF are veterans or veteran families that meet program income guidelines and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Call 417.225.7410 to see if you qualify for this program.

Eligible Recipients:
  • Must be a veteran or veteran family (must not have been Dishonorably Discharged)
  • Must be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
  • Have income below 50% of the average median income (AMI) as listed below
Income Guidelines by Household size:

1 Person $19,600  *  2 Person $ 22,400  *  3 Person $25,200  *  4 Person $ 27,950  *  5 Person $ 30,200 

 6 Person $ 32,450


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You can help end homelessness. By giving your time and talents, you can be part of the solution -- helping provide savings for our community and dignity and compassion for our neighbors in need.