Department of Social Services can help those impacted by flooding

The Department of Social Services is committed to supporting the needs and recovery efforts of individuals and families impacted by natural disasters.

Report Child Abuse or Neglect

The Department of Social Services strongly encourages anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect to call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-392-3738.  The Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is answered 24-hours a day, every day, all year round.

Find Family Support Resource Centers/Contact FSD

Family Support Division Resource Centers are located in every county of Missouri and have staff trained to provide assistance and to guide you to other local resources for help.


Temporary Assistance

Help with Employment or Job Training

If you get Temporary Assistance or SNAP benefits, or are eligible to get these benefits, you may be eligible to get help with job training and finding a job through the SkillUP Program or the Missouri Work Assistance Program. Visit our Employment and Training Programs page to learn more.

Child Care

Families that are displaced from their homes and in need of child care services may be eligible for help due to being homeless (includes residing in a shelter or staying with relatives or friends). Income guidelines still apply.

Health Care

Division of Youth Services Families

DYS youth families impacted by natural disasters should contact their assigned Service Coordinator. Families can also contact our central office at 573-751-3324 or email