The Missouri State Continua of Care Map

Generically, a Continuum of Care is a community-based, long-range planning process that addresses the needs of homeless persons in order to help them reach maximum self-sufficiency. The Continuum of Care is developed through collaboration with a broad cross section of the community and based on a thorough assessment of homeless needs and resources. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recommends the Continuum of Care model as a comprehensive and strategic approach to addressing homelessness. Participation in a ‘homeless management information system’, of which the HMIS is an example, has been proposed as a requirement by HUD to receive HUD funding.

HUD defines the Continuum of Care as:

“[A] community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness.”
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Trainer Guide on Continuum of Care Planning and Implementation

This map indicates the geographical areas of Missouri that have formed Continua of Care. The smaller areas are the more populous counties of the state, and are referred to as “entitlement areas” because they receive funding for housing and homelessness directly from HUD. The remainder of the state, in yellow, is the Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC), which is comprised of the remaining 103 non-entitlement counties. The Homeless Missourians Information System serves these 101 counties; in addition, the Greene-Webster-Christian Counties Continua of Care have decided to use the HMIS as their homelessness data system as well.

To visit web sites associated with the various Continua of Care in Missouri other than the State Continuum of Care, please see the list of links below.

Greene-Webster-Christian Counties Continuum of Care
Jasper-Newton Counties Continuum of Care
Kansas City Region Continua of Care
St. Charles County Continuum of Care
St. Louis City Continuum of Care
St. Louis County Continuum of Care


Balance of State Continuum of Care Regions and Agencies Map

Partner Agencies Enrolled in the HMIS Project are:

Missouri Balance of State CoC

Region 1

Agency

Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Cape Girardeau Office)
Community Caring Council
Comtrea
Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence
East Missouri Action Agency (EMAA)
Family Counseling Center (Cape Girardeau Office)
Salvation Army – Arnold
Salvation Army – Cape Girardeau

Region 2

Agency

Douglas Community Services, Inc.
Hope House
Northeast Community Action Corp (NECAC)
Preferred Family Healthcare
Salvation Army – Hannibal

Region 3

Agency

Helping Hands Across Missouri
High Hope Employment Services
Salvation Army – Kirksville
St. Andrews Apartments

Region 4

Agency

Catholic Charities – KC& St. Joe
Phoenix Family Housing Corporation
Salvation Army – Chillicothe
Simply Achieving Life’s Triumphs (SALT)
Synergy Services, Inc.
United Services Community Action Agency

Region 5

Agency

Columbia Housing Authority
Harvest House
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc. (MOCA)
New Horizons Community Support Services
Our House, Serving Callaway’s Homeless-Haven House
Phoenix Family Housing Corporation – Columbia
Phoenix Programs, Inc.
Rainbow House
Salvation Army – Columbia
Salvation Army – Core Office
Salvation Army – Jefferson City – Center of Hope
Vandalia Housing Authority
Voluntary Action Center
Welcome Home, Inc.

Region 6

Agency

Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Sikeston Office)
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp.
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. (Sikeston Office)
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. (Hayti Office)
Family Counseling Center (Kennett Office)

Region 7

Agency

Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Van Buren Office)
Family Counseling Center (Poplar Bluff Office)
Ozark Family Resource Agency
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
SEMO Christian Restoration Center
United Gospel Rescue Mission

Region 8

Agency

Samaritan Outreach Center
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
Texas County Food Pantry

Region 9

Agency

Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake
Community of Recovery Experience (Formerly Church Army Branson)
Salvation Army – Branson

Region 10

Agency

Faith, Inc.
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency
Pathways
Pettis County Community Partnership
Salvation Army – Sedalia
West Central MO Community Action Agency

 

Christian, Greene and Webster CoC

Agency

Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Springfield Office)
Catholic Charities of Southern MO-LifeHouse Crisis Maternity
Burrell Behavioral Health-Park Apartments
Burrell Behavioral Health-Bill's Place
Community Partnership of the Ozarks-One Door
Council of Churches of the Ozarks-Safe to Sleep
Ozark Area Community Action Corp.-OACAC
Salvation Army – Springfield
The Kitchen, Inc.

 

Jasper and Newton CoC

Agency

Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Joplin Office)
Children’s Haven: Crisis Nursery
Economic Security Corporation
House, Inc.
Ozark Center
Salvation Army – Joplin

City

Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau
Festus
Viburnum
Park Hills
Cape Girardeau
Arnold
Cape Girardeau

 

City

Hannibal
Hannibal
Bowling Green
Hannibal
Hannibal

 

City

Moberly
Milan
Kirksville
Kirksville

 

City

Kansas City
Maryville
Chillicothe
Chillicothe
Parkville
Excelsior Springs

 

City

Columbia
Boonville
Jefferson City
Richland
Columbia
Fulton
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Jefferson City
Vandalia
Columbia
Columbia

 

City

Sikeston
Portageville
Sikeston
Hayti
Kennett

 

City

Van Buren
Poplar Bluff
Doniphan
Doniphan
Ellington
Ellisnore
Piedmont
Poplar Bluff
Poplar Bluff
Poplar Bluff

 

City

West Plains
Salem
Winona
Houston

 

City

Kimberling City
Branson
Branson

 

City

Clinton
Marshall
Clinton
Sedalia
Sedalia
Appleton City

 

 

City

Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield

 

 


City

Joplin
Joplin
Joplin
Webb City
Joplin
Joplin

County

Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau
Jefferson
Iron
St. Francois
Cape Girardeau
Jefferson
Cape Girardeau

 

County

Marion
Marion
Pike
Marion
Marion

 

County

Randolph
Sullivan
Adair
Adair

 

County

Jackson
Nodaway
Livingston
Livingston
Platte
Clay

 

County

Boone
Cooper
Cole
Pulaski
Boone
Callaway
Boone
Boone
Boone
Boone
Boone
Cole
Audrain
Boone
Boone

 

County

Scott
New Madrid
Scott
Pemiscot
Dunklin

 

County

Cater
Butler
Ripley
Ripley
Reynolds
Carter
Wayne
Butler
Butler
Butler

 

County

Howell
Dent
Shannon
Texas

 

County

Stone
Taney
Taney

 

County

Henry
Saline
Henry
Pettis
Pettis
St. Clair

 

 

County

Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene

 

 


County

Jasper
Jasper
Jasper
Newton
Jasper
Jasper