April 07, 2017

‘One-Stop Shop’ offering assistance and recovery resources open Saturday, April 8, in Goodman, Mo.

Missouri state agencies and disaster assistance organizations will open a “one-stop shop” offering assistance for survivors of the tornadoes in McDonald and Newton counties on Saturday, April 8. The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodman Full Gospel Church, 202 West Garner Street in Goodman.

Goodman Full Gospel Church                                       
202 West Garner Street                                
Goodman, MO 64843

Saturday, April 8 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                   

Caseworkers will be available to help create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for individual disaster recovery needs, such as insurance information, legal services, health and wellness services, emergency financial assistance, assistance in locating temporary housing, emotional & spiritual care, distribution of bulk supplies, assistance for groceries, rent, medicine replacement, SNAP (food stamps) replacement and other needs.

Representatives from government, nonprofit and faith-based disaster relief organizations will be on hand to assist survivors. Spanish-speaking caseworkers will be available.

Agencies that can assist with long-term recovery needs like rebuilding and home repairs will be available. Families can meet with agencies for possible referrals to other long term recovery agencies.

Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.