May 11, 2017

2 one-stop shops for disaster assistance for Missouri flood survivors will be open Friday and Saturday, May 12-13

Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) in Valley Park and Van Buren will be open May 12-13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

JEFFERSON CITY – Because many Missouri families have been impacted by devastating flooding, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is working with state and  local agencies, and faith-based and volunteer organizations to provide one-stop shops for recovery assistance at Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs).  Two MARCs will be operating Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, in Valley Park and Van Buren.

MARCs provide trained experts who can identify resources for assistance with housing, public assistance, mental health counseling, or to help understand insurance policies and the claim filing process. Flood survivors should bring proof of address. Free child care is available.

Valley Park MARC

May 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Manchester United Methodist Church

129 Woods Mill Rd.

Ballwin, MO 63011


Van Buren MARC

May 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Van Buren Youth & Community Center

County Road 1204 State Highway D

Van Buren, MO 63965

SEMA partners in the MARCs include the American Red Cross, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Department of Insurance, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Catholic Charities, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, The Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

SEMA and its partners are scheduling additional MARCs throughout the areas affected by flooding. SEMA and its partners will provide information on the MARC locations as it becomes available, including on the state website,, and the Missouri Department of Public Safety Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Flood survivors are also encouraged to utilize United Way 211 to connect with vital resources they may need, such as shelters, clothing, and assistance with cleaning and sanitizing homes impacted by flooding. The service is available throughout Missouri by simply dialing 2-1-1.

United Way 211 is also available at and is designed to connect those in need to a wide-range of resources 24-hours a day, seven days a week. United Way 211 can be a lifeline for those coping with the devastation of the flood to find valuable resource with one just call. United Way 211 is free and confidential.

For information about Missouri flooding recovery and resources check The site is regularly updated with new information.

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