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 City County
Catholic Charities of Southern MO (Cape Girardeau) Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Community Caring Council Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Comtrea Festus Jefferson
Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence Viburnum Iron
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
High Hope Employment Services Milan Sullivan
Salvation Army - Kirksville Kirksville Adair
St. Andrews Apartments 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
Salvation Army - Chillicothe Chillicothe Livingston
Synergy Services, Inc Parkville Platte

Region 5

Agency City County
Columbia Housing Authority Columbia Boone
Harvest House Boonville Cooper
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
Salvation Army - Columbia Columbia Boone
Salvation Army - Core Office Columbia Boone
Salvation Army - Jefferson City - Center of Hope Jefferson City Cole
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
SEMO Christian Restoration Center Poplar Bluff Butler
United Gospel Rescue Mission Poplar Bluff Butler

Region 8

Agency City County
Ozark Action, Inc. West Plains Howell
Samaritan Outreach Center West Plains Howell
Texas County Food Pantry Houston Texas

Region 9

Agency City County
Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake Kimberling City Stone
Jesus Was Homeless Branson Taney
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