NCMC Part Of Pilot Program For Social Services
The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) is partnering with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and seven of Missouri’s postsecondary institutions across the state to make social services easily accessible for college students and staff.
This pilot program enables DSS to have a member of the department’s Family Support Division team on campus one day a week to serve and support the needs of students and staff.
Zora Mulligan, commissioner of higher education says “College students often face many of the same barriers as other vulnerable populations throughout the state.” She says “We’re excited to partner with DSS to deliver important social services to Missouri’s college students and look forward to seeing where this partnership goes.”
One area campus is part of the pilot program. The Family Support Division team will be on the NCMC Campus Wednesday. Some of the assistance they will provide include the areas of apply for SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, child care, or temporary assistance benefits. The Staff or Students will simply need to schedule an appointment through the campus to get assistance.