The Missouri Work Assistance Program is designed to support families as they transition from public assistance to the private workforce. Through these services, Central Missouri Families are able to gain skills, knowledge and resources to move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

The Missouri Work Assistance Program provides goal setting, education assistance, training and Family Development services to help participants become job ready.

Individuals who are currently receiving Tempory Assistance (TA) through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) grant AND who are referred for the Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program by the Family Services Division (FSD) are eligible for participation.

Individuals who are participating in an approved work or school related activity, where travel is involved, may receive a travel allowance payment, known as a Transportation Reimbursement Expense, up to $5 per day.

Other assistance may include up to $350 per year to help with work related expenses (i.e. uniforms, steel toed shoes, etc.). Tuition assistance for approved programs and schools may also be available.