A group called First Call for Help has been established to help connect people in need with the appropriate resources in their community.
Call 573-334-HELP (4357) or toll free at 866-914-4357.
According to the website, "First Call For Help uses trained professionals to answer and assess calls. A comprehensive database of social service agencies and their eligibility requirements is maintained in order to connect people with resources. By offering this service by phone and online, anyone can have access to information on social service agencies available in their community."