[habitat for humanity online store]Affordable housing in Springfield: Ways to volunteer and where to go for assistance

2021-07-07 09:35:25

  Want to get involved and?help folks in the Ozarks access affordable housing? Here are several ways the United Way of the Ozarks has identified to lend a hand, in-person or virtually, along with a number of resources for folks with a housing need.

  From painting, nailing, raising walls, to laying floors, there is always a fun activity going on at Habitat sites. Volunteer opportunities are also available through special events and committees. Their construction team is there to train and help volunteers, so no experience required.

  More info: habitatspringfieldmo.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-faq/

  Contact: volunteer@habitatspringfieldmo.org or call 417-829-4001, ext 112.

  In-person opportunities available, with shifts Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

  The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

  More info: habitatspringfieldmo.org

  Contact: Kayla Conyers at kayla@habitatspringfieldmo.org or call 417-829-4001 ext. 112.

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  The Salvation Army Family store is a nonprofit secondhand shop that takes tax-deductible donations of clothing, furniture, household goods and appliances to distribute to their affordable Family Stores. All proceeds are used to fund their program and services. Additionally, those who wish to donate can schedule a pick-up of goods.

  More info: CentralUSA.SalvationArmy.org/Midland/SpringfieldMO/

  Contact: Call 417-866-9426

  Created by Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General, this packet outlines Missouri’s laws at the state and local level, making community members more aware of their rights and responsibilities.

  More info: ago.mo.gov

  The Weatherization Program sponsored by OACAC is a free service for qualified homeowners and renters. The program provides insulation and sealing services which can improve the energy efficiency of your home, reducing heating and cooling costs.

  More info: OAC.ac/Weatherization

  Contact: 417-862-4314

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  When facing a housing crisis, understanding and navigating the systems of services can be confusing and overwhelming. One Door assists in maneuvering through those crucial systems by providing a central point of entry for coordinated intake, assessment and referrals for housing and shelter services.

  More info: CPOzarks.org/Programs/One-Door

  Contact: 417-888-2020

  Socialserve is a free, online rental property search service that links people with available rental housing across Greene, Christian and Webster counties.

  More info: SocialServe.com

  The Harbor House provides long-term housing and assistance to men that are homeless in the Springfield area. Men in this program have the opportunity to maintain sobriety, work towards a college education, enter the workforce, receive counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and much more.

  The Salvation Army’s Family Enrichment Center is a long-term intervention program that provides hope and practical assistance to Springfield families as they seek to break the cycle of homelessness.

  More info: CentralUSA.SalvationArmy.org/Midland/SpringfieldMO/

  Contact: 417-862-5509


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