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Donate a Gift

There are many opportunities to make a difference through a monetary gift or a donation of merchandise, food, or equipment. Please check back often. New needs will be posted monthly.

Moving Ahead Afterschool Youth Program

Motivating children to learn takes a lot of creativity.  Support this program with school or craft supplies, family movies, music, video games, educational games and/or materials, Lego building sets, gift certificates, e-readers, computers, and monetary gifts.

Utility Assistance

From time to time, families may have trouble meeting the high cost of utilities.  A donation to this fund will help build a fund to help families avoid utility shut-off. One award per household per calendar year. Those who receive assistance will help others by paying back their assistance over time.

Crisis Assistance

Medical emergencies, auto repairs, death of an immediate famly member, fire, and other emergencies can wipe out your savings and put a strain on any budget.  Donate to this fund to help families and individuals avoid eviction while going through crisis.

Homeless Veterans Security Deposit

Moving in to a home is costly.  Even with rental assistance, homeless Veterans may still be unable to move in if they are required to pay a security deposit or deposit for utilities. This fund will allow homeless veterans to receive assistance with these move-in costs.  The one-time no-cost revolving loan program allows Veterans to move toward self-sufficiency so that they may help other Veterans in similar situations through paying back the advance over time.

To make a gift to one of these funds, send check or money order to

Attn:  (Insert Fund Name)
c/o CHA Low-Income Services, Inc.
201 Switzler Street
Columbia, MO 65203

Or contact:  Rick Hess, Director of Human Services
Phone:  573-443-2556, X 1230


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You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay