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2-1-1 gets many requests for holiday assistance, and the most frequent are assistance with Christmas gifts for children and Christmas food baskets. Below are links to resources for these services in metro area counties.

Christmas Gifts and Food Baskets in...
Cass County, MO
Clay County, MO
Jackson County, MO
Johnson County, KS
Platte County, MO
Wyandotte County, KS

UWGKC Holiday Guide to Volunteering
Visit United Way of Greater Kansas City's community volunteering website to view the Holiday Guide to Volunteering; new opportunities are added throughout the season.


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP or LIEAP) provides assistance with heating bills each winter and cooling in the summer. In Missouri, applications for the winter program begin Nov. 1 for the general public and Oct. 1 for older adults and people with disabilities. In Kansas, the program begins in mid-January. In Missouri, the summer program begins June 1. (There is no summer program in Kansas)


Questions or need assistance find additional resources? Contact a call specialist by email or dial 2-1-1.



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Resources for families affected by the ending of DACA:

National Immigration Law Center
Immigration Law Help Lawyer Referrals from partner NILC
Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the Dept of Justice
    Worker Hotine: 800-255-7688
    Employer Hotline: 800-255-8155


Laws regarding sexual assault on college campuses may be changing:

RAINN 800-656-HOPE
MOCSA 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233
→Or find local Sexual Assault Resources