COVID-19 Resource Directory
Below, please find a list of resources that might be helpful to you and those you serve. This resource list shares information about the status of Springfield’s public health, job, education and community resources and services that are available during Springfield’s Road to Recovery. This directory is provided by Prosper Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Please feel free to share:
PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES______________________________________________
Help Ozarks is the City of Springfield’s main website to share official directions to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This website provides direct links to information on the latest Springfield-Greene County health updates, resources for job seekers and employers, and a pledge citizens, businesses and institutions can voluntarily take to show commitment to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus during Recovery orders. For more information visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5107/Help-Ozarks
Springfield-Greene County Health Department | COVID-19 Resources
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s website has guidelines for good hand cleaning and respiratory hygiene habits, tips for groups that may be at-risk to become affected by COVID-19 and guidance for travel and isolation/quarantine timelines. The health department’s website also has a list of testing sites available in Springfield —Cox Virtual Health Visits and MyMercy.. For more information visit: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5068/Coronavirus or call 417-874-1211.
Cox Health Visits
Cox Healthcare System is providing free virtual visits to screen individuals for COVID-19 and provide more guidance about appropriate actions to take if they are sick with the coronavirus. Virtual visits are online appointments that are available for people ages two years and older and include a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and if needed, a prescription referral to a pharmacy. For more information visit: https://www.coxhealth.com/services/virtualvisits/ or call 417-269-3000.
Mercy Health provides virtual care options to seek medical treatment without exposing others to illness. MyMercy is a free, easy-to-use application to manage your whole family’s health online. This app allows users to access information about their health and care team 24 hours a day. For more information visit: https://www.mercy.net/patients/mymercy/ or call 417-820-2000.
Missouri Food Stamp
Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (P-SNAP) provided all households currently eligible for SNAP to receive the maximum amount for their house size for March through June 2020 to prevent Food Stamp benefits from ending during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting July 1, 2020, Missourians are required to complete a periodic recertification process to verify the household still qualifies for Food Stamp/SNAP benefits. For more information visit https://mydss.mo.gov/covid-food-stamp-info.
Food Resources in Springfield and Greene County
Food resources in Springfield that are available to the general public, children and older adults who are 60 years and above during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home and Recovery orders can be found on the following Google Spreadsheet. The list is updated with new resources when they become available and contains the location, hours, type of food service, ways to access food services and who can access services: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v3UBVz5i68INI3agcZLM7ULys-O3jHOKm6zwJXWqJB0/edit#gid=0
Effective March 18, 2020, all satellite WIC locations are closed until further notice. All appointments are handled over the phone. The WIC program is housed at Jordan Valley Community Health Center and provides free services for qualifying participants such as health screenings, nutrition education and additional food packages, breastfeeding support, referrals to health care providers or social services agencies. For more information visit: https://www.jordanvalley.org/services or call 417-864-1540.
Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)
Most DSS offices are still closed to the public at this time, but some offices are taking in person visits by appointment only. Please visit the DSS website to see how the Family Support Division, Child Care Subsidy, MO HealthNet (Medicaid), Children’s Division and Division of Youth Services will conduct business during this time period if assistance is needed at https://dss.mo.gov/covid-19/
MO HealthNet (Medicaid)
Telehealth is available to MO HealthNet participants. There are no copays for COVID-19 testing for MO HealthNet participants. Coverage has been extended to Missourians ages 19 to 64 who test positive for COVID-19. Requirements for prescriptions refills will make sure participants have access to essential medications. For more information visit: https://dss.mo.gov/mhd/ or call 573-751-3425.
JOB SEEKERS and EMPLOYERS__________________________________________
Missouri Job Center
The Missouri Job Center has reopened to the public and offers a variety of job options and job training programs during Recovery Orders to make sure individuals can get back to work stronger than ever before with events and opportunities such as: Aspire (youth program), MO Works Together, Green for Greene, Career Services, America’s Promise, SkillUP and Franklin Apprenticeship & Dislocated Worker programs. The north location job center has relocated from the Cox building to the N. W. Project, located in the Fairbanks. For more information visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/1007/Workforce-Development or call 417-887-4343.
Prime, Inc. is a logistics company with a Driver Training Program that allows individuals to earn their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) while getting paid. CDL training classes start each week and gives driver’s real-world experience to prepare for any situation they may encounter on the road. Prime also offers in-house job opportunities to ensure the safety, success and reliability of operations. For more information visit https://www.primeinc.com/ or call 1-877-774-6356.
SRC Holdings is a manufacturing company that remanufactures products for major industries that allows individuals to gain real-world experience, pursue an education and avoid student debt through apprenticeship, internship and tuition reimbursement programs. Participants receive one-on-one mentorship, earn wage increases at work milestones and learn cutting edge technology practices from Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC). For more information on how to apply, students may contact their high school counselor or OTC’s Career Center. All others can visit https://www.srcholdings.com/career-development or contact them at 417-862-4510.
File for Unemployment | Missouri Department of Labor
The Missouri Department of Labor’s website provides information on how to file or manage an unemployment claim or claim benefit eligibility. The website also features information on worker’s compensation and discrimination complaints for businesses and workers. Businesses can file unemployment for groups of employees they may have to lay off due to COVID-19. For more information visit: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus.
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce provides a comprehensive list of resources for employers on their website with links and updated information about economic development resources for local businesses and job openings in the Springfield area. For more information visit https://www.springfieldchamber.com/.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The US Small Business Administration website has information about SBA disaster loans and the steps to apply for a loan. SBA can provide small businesses who have experienced substantial suffering due to COVID-19 with low-interest federal disaster loans to overcome temporary loss of revenue. For more information visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ or call 1-800-877-8339.
EDUCATION PRE-K to 12th GRADE & BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL____________
Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Public Schools (SPS) has an online resource center to help adjust to schooling from home to create an environment for your student to learn well at home. Resources include tips to schedule a routine for homeschooling children at each grade level, special education and English Language Learner (ELL) resources. For more information visit https://www.sps.org/Domain/57 or contact your child’s school.
Kahn Academy is offering free resources to parents, teachers, schools and districts to keep everyone learning. Their website offers resources such as daily schedules, weekly learning plans for students in remote learning environments. For more information visit https://keeplearning.khanacademy.org/.
Fast Track Program
Fast Track is a financial aid program from the Missouri Department of Higher Education that helps adults obtain an industry-recognized credential in high need job areas. Students who receive the Fast Track grant have any remaining college tuition and fees covered after using other state and federal aid programs. Individuals 25 years or older or who have not been enrolled in school within the last two years and are seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Participants earnings must be under $40,000 per year or $80,000 filing jointly. For more information visit https://dhewd.mo.gov/initiatives/fast_track.php.
Ozarks Technical Community College
OTC is a community and technical college in Springfield, Missouri. Students can earn a one-year certificate, two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or Associate of Arts degree. They also have a variety of apprenticeship programs. For more information visit https://www.otc.edu/ or call 417-447-7500.
Missouri State University
MSU is a public, comprehensive university system with a public affairs mission. Their purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. For more information visit https://www.missouristate.edu/ or call 417-836-5000.
Missouri College Access Network
MOCAN has compiled a list of Missouri institutions and their Fall 2020 plans to help students make informed decisions with their college enrollment plans. MOCAN will continue to review and update this list monthly through October 2020. For more information visit https://mocollegeaccess.org/covid-19/ or call 573-554-6535.
GPA Requirements for State Aid Programs | MO Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
On June 11, 2020, DHEWD announced that students receiving awards through state aid programs that required a certain GPA, may renew their awards for the fall 2020 semester if they meet academic goals set by each school at the end of spring 2020. Students will be able to renew their awards for Advanced Placement Incentive Grant, Access Missouri renewal students, Bright Flight, Fast Track and Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant. For more information visit https://dhewd.mo.gov/ppc/grants/.
CHILD CARE & TUTORING__________________________________________
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield will serve SPS students whose parents/guardians chose in-person learning options to attend the Henderson, Musgrave and Stalnaker Boys & Girls Club units. The Sherwood, Fremont and McGregor Boys & Girls Club units will serve each of the schools near them. . For more information on who is eligible, please visit https://www.bgclubspringfield.org/.
CoxHealth employees with children Kindergarten to sixth grade, as well as employees at Drury, Evangel and OTC, can send their children to the Meyer Center on days when they are not in class. Students who access class virtually can complete assignments while receiving tutoring support and help with assignments. CoxHealth’s school care program will open from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday to Friday. Fees will be based on wages. Drop-in care is available to employees working flexible schedules. For more information visit https://www.coxhealth.com/employees/cox-learning-centers/ https://www.coxhealth.com/employees/cox-learning-centers/ or call 417-296-3000.
The Salvation Army childcare program will be open from 7:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway. The Salvation Army will pick children up from school on their assigned days for its after-school program from York, Bissett, Bowerman, Weaver, Westport, Willard South and St. Joseph’s school. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included, and the computer lab will be available with homework assistance. State child-care subsidy is accepted, and scholarships are available. For more information visit salvationarmyspringfield.org or call 417-862-5509. Complete this online form at https://form.jotform.com/200615987019156
The Discovery Center
The Discovery Center will offer tutoring and childcare for Springfield students enrolled in a hybrid learning model in the former Everest College building, which is located at 1010 W. Sunshine St. The new Learning Support Care program will serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade with homework assistance. Tuition is $125 a week and includes tutoring and childcare for two days each week. For more information or to register visit http://www.discoverycenter.orgwww.discoverycenter.org or call 417-862-9910.
Ozarks Regional YMCA
The Ozarks Regional YMCA is offering two programs for students at SPS. They provide traditional wrap-around care for before and/or after school care and the scholastic support center to supplement for the days students are not in class. For more information visit https://www.orymca.org/ or call 417-862-8962.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is partnering with Springfield Public Schools to offer before and after school programs for Kindergarten to sixth grade students at Harrison, Truman, Watkins, Wilson’s Creek. After-school only is offered at Carver, Cherokee and Williams. SPARC provides clubs, games, activities, homework time, mentoring, snacks. Two days a week of SPARC before-school is $8/week, after-school is $16/week. For more information visit: http://ParkBoard.org/SPARC or call 417-837-5737.
Camp Barnabas is hosting a Day Camp for Springfield Public Schools families at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield. This 9-week Day Camp is designed for families who have a child with special needs currently enrolled in SPS and will participate in the two-day week seated program for fall 2020.
The schedule will vary from school tutoring to fun day camp activities at the church facility. Springfield Barnabas Day Camp cost $100 per camper for the 9-week program. Scholarship assistance is available for those that need financial assistance. For more information visit: http://campbarnabas.org/daycamp/ or call 417-476-2565.
RENT OR MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE_______________________________________
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri provides short-term and long-term recovery services for individuals and families experiencing the aftermath of natural disasters like tornados, floods, and other catastrophes. For more information on rental assistance visit https://ccsomo.org/ or call 417-268-9998.
OACAC assistance is available for residents in Greene County. The OACAC Housing Assistance Program helps with rental payments so that low-income residents may live in a house, apartment, or mobile home that is decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable. For information on housing assistance visit https://oac.ac/housing-assistance/ or call 417-447-0554.
The Salvation Army provides a wide array of social service assistance programs for numerous residents in Christian and Greene counties. For more information on rental assistance visit https://www.salvationarmyspringfield.org/what-we-do/emergency-social-services/ or call 417-862-5509.
One Door assists to provide a central point of contact for coordinated intake, assessment and referrals for housing and shelter services. For more information visit https://www.cpozarks.org/one-door/ 417-335-7499.
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Legal Services of Southern Missouri offers legal advice to individuals regardless of financial background. If you need legal advice about wrongful evictions, Legal Services of Southern Missouri may be able to assist you. For more information visit https://www.lsosm.org/ or call 417-881-1397.
Community Health Advocates | Springfield-Greene County Health Department Community Health Advocates help individuals navigate Springfield resources and work with individuals to determine their needs and provide personalized referrals to employee assistance, affordable housing, healthcare, pregnancy and parenting services, education, disability services and childcare assistance. To make a referral visit: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/CHAreferral or call 417-874-2477.
U.S. Census 2020
The U.S. 2020 Census invitations began arriving at households March 12, 2020. For the first time, nearly everyone will be invited to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Along with the invitation, households will receive a census overview, description of language assistance in English and 12 additional languages, and a census ID number. More information about the 2020 Census can be found at: www.2020census.gov.
Simple Return Tax Filing
For individuals with simple returns to file, Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) is hosting tax clinics through September 30, 2020. If individuals have access to a computer, they can also use the following website suggested by CPO: www.myfreetaxes.com. For more information visit https://www.cpozarks.org/financial-literacy/ or call 417-720-2000.
Prosper Springfield Website: “Get Help & Get Informed”
This website has information on current resources and services available in the Springfield/Greene County area. Click “Get Help” to find information related to almost any area of need related to education, health, housing, job/financial assistance and transportation. Please visit: www.prosperspringfield.org.