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  • Writer's pictureJ. Wilson

Organizations and programs that provide assistance with utilities for individuals and families in Missouri:

I wanted to include a resource for those seeking help with their utilities. The increased cost and rising inflation is making it difficult for a lot of people but here are a few resources for those seeking help.


Before seeking assistance, it's advisable to contact the respective organizations or programs directly to understand their eligibility criteria and application processes. Below are some organizations and programs that provide assistance with utilities for individuals and families in Missouri:



1. Missouri Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Offers financial assistance to help low-income households with their energy bills. [Missouri LIHEAP](https://mydss.mo.gov/energy-assistance/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program)



2. Heat Up St. Louis: Provides energy assistance and support to individuals and families during the winter months. [Heat Up St. Louis](https://heatupstlouis.org/)



3. Salvation Army - Missouri Division: Offers utility assistance programs to help those in need. [Salvation Army - Missouri](https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/mokan/)



4. Missouri Department of Social Services - Family Support Division: Provides assistance with various programs, including help with utilities. [Family Support Division](https://mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/food-stamp-program)



5. Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph: Offers emergency assistance, including help with utilities. [Catholic Charities - KC-St. Joseph](https://catholiccharities-kcsj.org/)



6. Laclede Gas Share the Warmth: Assists low-income households with their natural gas bills. [Laclede Gas Share the Warmth](https://www.lacledegas.com/about-us/community-involvement/share-the-warmth/)



7. Missouri Public Service Commission - Cold Weather Rule: Provides protection from utility shutoffs during certain winter months. [Cold Weather Rule](https://psc.mo.gov/Cold-Weather-Rule)



8. Missouri Community Action Network: Connects individuals with local community action agencies that may provide utility assistance. [Missouri CAN](https://www.communityaction.org/)



9. Ameren Missouri - Dollar More Program: Allows customers to add a little extra to their monthly bill to support those in need with utility assistance. [Ameren Missouri - Dollar More Program](https://www.ameren.com/missouri/)



10. St. Louis County - Human Services: Emergency Assistance Program: Offers assistance with utilities for residents facing emergencies. [St. Louis County - Emergency Assistance Program](https://stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/EmergencyAssistance)



11. United Way 2-1-1 Missouri: Connects individuals with information about local resources, including utility assistance programs. [United Way 2-1-1 Missouri](https://www.211helps.org/missouri/)



12. Missouri Association for Community Action: Provides a directory of community action agencies offering various forms of assistance, including utilities. [Missouri Association for Community Action](https://www.communityaction.org/)



13. Ameren Missouri - Customer Assistance Programs: Offers various assistance programs, including help with utility bills. [Ameren Missouri - Assistance Programs](https://www.ameren.com/missouri/)



14. Heartland Community Action Agency: Provides assistance with utilities and other basic needs. [Heartland Community Action Agency](https://www.heartlandcaa.org/)



15. St. Vincent de Paul - Council of St. Louis: Offers emergency assistance, including help with utility bills. [St. Vincent de Paul - St. Louis](https://svdpstlouis.org/)




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