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Services & Programs

Homeless and Homelessness Prevention Services

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is dedicated to helping people find and sustain a home. We help families and individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness to achieve housing and financial stability.

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri reaches out by going to where services are needed. Caseworker Jemmalee Anderson is seen here on her tour of local overpasses where homeless people sleep. PHOTO: John Farmer de la Torre/CCSOMO

We help those who without our help would become homeless

Many of our neighbors in southern Missouri have low-income jobs and live paycheck to paycheck. One financial setback, such as an illness or the loss of a job, can put them at risk of homelessness. Sometimes, a single month's rent or security deposit is all a family needs to overcome the crisis and regain stability in their lives.

Housing Assistance

Eligible assistance includes utilities, rental assistance, housing stability case management and financial counseling.


  • The Homeless Prevention Program is available to those individuals and families who:
  • Are at imminent risk of losing their primary residence
  • Have a household income below 30 percent of their county's median income or the media family income for their area.
  • Lack of resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.

Homelessness Prevention Services

Call your local Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri office to learn if we are able to provide assistance.


Greene, Christian and Webster Counties

Cape Girardeau County
Cape Girardeau

Jasper and Newton Counties

Carter and Shannon Counties
Van Buren

Mississippi and Scott Counties

This program is partially funded through an Emergency Solutions Grant from the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC); and is administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).