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.

Balance of State Continuum of Care Regions and Agencies Map

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Partner Agencies Enrolled in the HMIS Project are:

Missouri Balance of State CoC

Region 1

Agency City County
Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Cape Girardeau) Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Community Caring Council Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Family Counseling Center (Cape Girardeau) Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Salvation Army - Arnold Arnold Jefferson
Salvation Army - Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau

Region 2

Agency City County
Douglass Community Services, Inc Hannibal Marion
Northeast Community Action Corp (NECAC) Bowling Green Pike
Preferred Family Healthcare Hannibal Marion
Salvation Army - Hannibal Hannibal Marion

Region 3

Agency City County
Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO) Kirksville Adair
High Hope Employment Services Milan Sullivan
Salvation Army - Kirksville Kirksville Adair

Region 4

Agency City County
Catholic Charities - KC & St. Joe Kansas City Jackson
Community Resource Center Chillicothe Livingston
Hillcrest Transitional Housing Liberty Clay
Metro Lutheran Ministry Kansas City Jackson
Salvation Army - Chillicothe Chillicothe Livingston
Synergy Services, Inc Parkville Platte

Region 5

Agency City County
Columbia Housing Authority Columbia Boone
Common Ground Community Building Jefferson City Cole
Compass Health Jefferson City Cole
Harvest House Boonville Cooper
Helping Art Liberate Orphans (HALO) Jefferson City Cole
Missouri Department of Mental Health Jefferson City Cole
Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc (MOCA) Richland Pulaski
New Horizons Community Support Services Columbia Boone
Pathways Community Behavioral Health Jefferson City Cole
Phoenix Family Housing Corporation - Columbia Columbia Boone
Phoenix Programs, Inc Columbia Boone
Rainbow House Columbia Boone
Reality House Columbia Boone
Room at the Inn (RATI) Columbia Boone
Salvation Army - Columbia Columbia Boone
Salvation Army - Core Office Columbia Boone
Salvation Army - Jefferson City - Center of Hope Jefferson City Cole
Turning Point Day Center Columbia Boone
Voluntary Action Center Columbia Boone
Welcome Home, Inc Columbia Boone

Region 6

Agency City County
Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Sikeston) Sikeston Scott
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. Portageville New Madrid
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. (Sikeston) Sikeston Scott
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. (Hayti) Hayti Pemiscot
Family Counseling Center (Kennett) Kennett Dunklin

Region 7

Agency City County
Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Van Buren) Van Buren Cater
Family Counseling Center (Poplar Bluff) Poplar Bluff Butler
Great Circle Doniphan Ripley
SEMO Christian Restoration Center Poplar Bluff Butler

Region 8

Agency City County
Ozark Action, Inc. West Plains Howell
Samaritan Outreach Center West Plains Howell
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency Winona Shannon
Texas County Food Pantry Houston Texas

Region 9

Agency City County
Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake Kimberling City Stone
Salvation Army - Branson Branson Taney

Region 10

Agency City County
Pettis County Community Partnership Sedalia Pettis
Salvation Army - Sedalia Sedalia Pettis
West Central MO Community Action Agency Appleton City St. Clair


Christian, Greene and Webster CoC

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


Jasper and Newton CoC

Agency City County
Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Joplin) Joplin Jasper
Children's Haven: Crisis Nursery Joplin Jasper
Economic Security Corporation Joplin Jasper
The House, Inc. Webb City Newton
Joplin Homeless Coalition Joplin Jasper
Missouri Department of Mental Health Joplin Jasper
Ozark Center Joplin Jasper
Salvation Army - Joplin Joplin Jasper


St. louis city CoC

Agency City
ArchCity Defenders St. Louis City
BJC Behavioral Health St. Louis City
Center for Women in Transition St. Louis City
Covenant House Missouri St. Louis City
Criminal Justice Ministry St. Louis City
Depaul USA St. Louis City
DOORWAYS St. Louis City
Employment Connection St. Louis City
Gateway 180 St. Louis City
Gateway Housing First St. Louis City
Haven of Grace St. Louis City
Horizon Housing Development Company St. Louis City
Humanitri St. Louis City
Our Lady's Inn St. Louis City
Peter & Paul Community Services St. Louis City
Places for People, Inc St. Louis City
Queen of Peace Center St. Louis City
St. Louis City Department of Human Services St. Louis City
St. Louis Transitional Hope House St. Louis City
St. Patrick Center St. Louis City
United Way 211 St. Louis City
YWCA Metro St. Louis St. Louis City


St. louis county coc

Agency City County
Epworth Children and Family Services Webster Groves St. Louis County
Every Child's Hope St. John St. Louis County
Loaves and Fishes Maryland Heights St. Louis County
Marygrove Florissant St. Louis County
Room at the Inn Bridgeton St. Louis County
Salvation Army St. Louis .... St. Louis County
Youth in Need ... St. Louis County