Kansas City Help

Jackson County

Jackson County, MO, being the largest county in the KC Metro area, its is not surprising that there are lots of people needing help living in Jackson County. Jackson County is where Kansas City is and it has a lot to offer. Each year, Jackson County grows at about 3% rate according to the US Census statistics. The western side of the county is largely urbanized whereas the eastern side of filled with small suburban communities.

Even though there are lots of jobs in Jackson County, there is still a high rate of unemployment. More than half of the jobs available in Jackson County are taken up by Jackson County residents while the rest were taken up by people commuting from nearby cities including cities on the Kansas side. More than a third of the jobs in Jackson County, MO, are held by residents of Johnson Country, KS.

Get local help in Jackson County

Each major city in Jackson County MO has its own place you can go for help various problems. For examples, if you are looking for a food pantry, you probably would prefer to go somewhere closely, in your own city. Many organizations have rules such as to be eligible to get help you must live within a certain set of zip codes. Below are some major cities in Jackson County you can get help locally.

  • Blue Springs
  • Grain Valley
  • Grandview
  • Independence
  • Kansas City
  • Lee's Summit
  • Raytown
  • Unity Village

If you live in Jackson County, MO, below are some local resources and list of organizations that offer assistance that might benefit you. If you know of any other resources for Jackson County, please let us know using our contact form.

Bishop Sullivan Center
Rent assistance, utility assistance, and more.  
6435 E Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64126

City Union Mission
Food pantry   
1310 Wabash Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127

Della Lamb
Rent and utility assistance.
500 Woodland Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106

Social Services of Jackson County
Food stamps, TANF, child care, Medicaid, and more 
615 East 13th Street
Platte City, MO 64106

USCAA of East Jackson County
Utility and rent assistance, and more.
3675 S. Noland Road, Suite 100
Independence, MO 64055

USCAA of West Jackson County
Utility and rent assistance, and more. 
299 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64106

For more information on Jackson County, see kcworkforce.com/County_Reports/Jackson.pdf.