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Nutrition • Employment • Shelter • Health • Child Care • Clothing

ACCESS Family Care Medical & Dental Clinics serve southwest Missouri residents with high quality primary medical and general dentistry care. We provide such a wide range of medical services it would be impossible to make a comprehensive list! From general wellness check ups, to well woman exams, to chronic diseases; we are here to serve you.

Lamar Clinic • 210 W. 10th Street • Lamar, Missouri 64759 •(417)681.0027 (Medical)

Each of our Clinic locations are open from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most locations stay open until 07:00 p.m., on Tuesdays, in order to serve you with a later evening option.

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Economic Security Corporation of SW Area serves the needs of low-income individuals & families residing in Barton, Jasper, Newton & McDonald counties. We have assistance available in several areas including housing, weatherization, case management and CHANCE. Two of our more widely known programs are Head Start and Utility Assistance. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has changed! Energy Assistance is now available to apply for anytime during the year.

Need help and not sure where to start?
Contact Pam Judd in our Lamar Outreach Office
Pam Judd 1301 E 12th Street Inside the (Barton County Health Department)
Phone: 417.682.5591





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Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) offer fun and free classes for all ages along with other resources. We provide you with tips to help you feed your family healthy foods on a limited budget. We also offer assistance with filling out and submitting SNAP applications.

Theresa E. Dalby ~ Nutrition Educator • University of Missouri Extension
Barton County Office • 801 E. 12th Street • Lamar, Mo. 64759 • (417)682-3579 Ex. 17

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We are both a thrift store and distribute the USDA Food for citizens of Barton County, Missouri. Services provided are: Commodities, Emergency Food, Senior Box Program, Thrift Shop, Produce distribution on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays and Utility Assistance for individuals every 6 months.

Chris Elswick The Good Samaritan Shop | 1301 Parry St. | Lamar, MO, 64759
Phone: 417-682-5396
Hours of Operation: Open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MWF
Food Pantry Closes At 3:00 Each Day

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The Job Centers can assist with job searching, resume assistance, mock interviewing, workshops among many other things. We have in person services along with virtual services.

Monday-Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-4 | www.
730 S. Wall Ave, Joplin MO | (417)629-3000 | 801 N. Lincoln, Monett | (417)635-1207

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We address food insecurity in two communities that are food deserts, Liberal and Mindenmines, by providing two hot meals per week to approximately thirty five individuals and we also have a food giveaway on Wednesday evenings.

Contact: (417) 214-8059

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WIC is now providing $24-$48 Cash Benefit for fruits/vegetables. This in addition to over $50 worth of other groceries- for each qualifying person in your home. WIC IS for any person who is pregnant, had a baby in the last 6 months, or has a child age birth- 5 years old in the home (Dads/Grandparents/Guardians included).

If you qualify for free/reduced lunch – you qualify for WIC.
Get WIC benefits, free diapers, immunizations, developmental screenings and fluoride treatments in one convenient location.

Call 417-682-3363 or visit us at Barton County Health Department
1301 E 12th Street Lamar, MO 64759

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