Community Support Services

Hannibal Board of Public Works

Limited funding is available each month to assist income-eligible clients who need deposit assistance or have received a disconnect notice. The assistance is only available to clients once in a 12-month period.

Missouri Housing Trust Fund Emergency Assistance Grant

Clients must have an eviction notice in order to be eligible for assistance. Funds are available to assist with: rent payments and deposits and utility deposits. This assistance is only available to clients once in a 12-month period.

Homeless Prevention Grant

This program is for clients who are in danger of homelessness. An appointment is necessary to determine eligibility for program. Clients in this program must meet low income-qualifying guidelines. A detailed application must be completed, including proof of income and food stamps; photo ID’s, and Social Security Cards.

Emergency Food Pantry

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m
The Third Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Available to any family in need of food, up to once in a two-month period, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Client must complete an application that is available in the food pantry and provide identification.

Monthly USDA Food

Food is distributed on the first Thursday of the month, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Clients must meet low-income requirements, and must be a Marion County resident. If unable to come on day of distribution, clients may pick up food the following day in the food pantry (between 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.).

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Douglass Clothing Store

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Clothing items very reasonably priced. In addition to clothing, household items such as dishes, linens, small appliances, and home accessories are often available, depending on donations. Donations of all types of items (in good condition only) are always appreciated, but DCS is unable to pick up or deliver.

Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program

Participation in the Douglass Community Services Adopt-A-Family Christmas program is only through referrals from designated agencies and schools. Approximately 50 families and seniors are selected each year. Available to residents of Marion and Ralls counties who have not been recipients of the program in the past.