Missouri Department of Social Services
Family Support Division

615 E. 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Applicants for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and foodstamps must have children under the age of 18 and provide a picture ID, utility bills, verification of insurance, Social Security number for every member of the household, proof of income for one month, housing expenses, checking/savings account information, verification of marital status, and verification of birth upon applying for assistance.  Decisions are usually made within 30 days.


Community Services Leaguecsl


404 North Noland Road (for zip codes 64050, 64051, 64056, 64058)
Independence, MO 64050

800 South Hardy Avenue (for zip codes 64052, 64053, 64125, 64126, 64127)
Independence, MO 64053

Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 am to 1 am & 1 pm to 3 pm

CSL can assist with

  • Clothing
  • Utility Payment Assistance
  • Medication Assistance
  • Transportation
  • School Supplies
  • Christmas Store
  • Tax Preparation

You must live within CSL’s service zip codes and be within the federal poverty guidelines.



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