Uplift Mid-MO is a 501(c)(3) Christian nonprofit that serves the Audrain County, Missouri area. We accept client referrals from our local church partners and other social service organizations to help individuals in need with a variety of financial requests including water, sewer, rent/mortgage, rental deposits, application fees (housing), birth/death certificate, vehicle payments, and vehicle parts/appliances.
Our organization is unique in that we require clients to be sustainable or have an adequate plan in place to become sustainable before funding is issued. We are interested in improving the lives of those we interact with and providing them with skills and resources to succeed long-term. Our volunteers work one-on-one with clients to remove barriers and create a sustainable outcome, giving them a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.” During our interaction with clients, which typically takes place over a several-week period, immediate tangible needs such as hygiene items, clothing, transportation (fuel, vehicle repair costs), school supplies, baby/maternity care, some furniture, and prepaid phone services for career search are provided as need is identified. Through our network of church partners, we offer spiritual support and give clients an opportunity to speak with a local pastor, connect with a local church, and get involved later to help others and pay it forward.