The Jasper County COAD has mobilized to assist with unmet needs related to the December 2015 regional flooding. Assistance is available in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald Counties.

Federal Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance: DR 4350 Summary

Three Ways to Apply For FEMA Assistance

Area Agency Resource Directory

COAD/LTRC Press Release December 2015COAD Meeting January 2016



Monetary donations are accepted for families impacted by the recent flooding. 100% of all donations made to the Jasper County COAD will be used to assist families experiencing a disaster. Donations may be mailed to Jasper County COAD, PO Box 623, Joplin, MO 64802. All donations are tax deductible. Please do not send clothing or household items.


Unmet Needs

Flooding near Reddings MillDisaster Case Management is being provided jointly by Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and the American Red Cross.  If you or someone you know has unmet flooding related needs, contact one of the following for an intake. Unmet needs may include coordination of resources, housing assistance, rental assistance, transportation assistance, household item replacement, etc.

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri—417-624-3790 or go to 403 E. 4th Street and speak with Andrea or Laura


Community Based Resources

University of Missouri Extension

Missouri Flood Info Facebook Page

United Way 2-1-1–Dial 211 to locate community resources or visit 2-1-1 online

Economic Security Corporation–Utility and rental assistance, 417-781-0352

The Independent Living Center–Replacement durable medical equipment like walkers and wheelchairs, call Shannon at 417-659-8086

Ozark Center Mental Health–Disaster related crisis counseling, call 417-347-7720 or toll free 800-247-0661, 24 hours per day, all crisis intervention services are free of charge

Joplin Community Clinic–dental care and health care for uninsured, 417-624-5500

Crosslines Churches–clothing, emergency food, some household items, some rental assistance (must work with a Disaster Case Manager above to access disaster-related rental assistance)

  • Joplin, 417-782-8384
  • Carthage, 417-358-1577
  • Neosho, 417-451-0157
  • McDonald County, 417-845-1800

City of Joplin Emergency Management–for news, information, and resources available through the city.

McDonald County Flood, Tornado, & Severe Weather Information Facebook Page–for posts and information specific to McDonald County.

Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri–resources available for temporary care for children.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri–Legal Aid and the Bar Association has issued a Joint Press Release outlining their services in response to Missouri storms.


State and Federal ResourcesMissouri SEMA Logo

Food Stamp Replacement–visit a local Family Support Division office, call 855-373-4636 or visit online

Department of Mental Health Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

FloodSmart.gov–Resources and information for preparation, response, and recovery

FEMA Guidance and Resources

FEMA Press Releases Related to December Flooding