Benevolence Office

Our benevolence office provides temporary monetary assistance to local families in need. Our funding is provided by individual supporters, ecumenical partners, and community organizations. Assistance offered includes emergency utility (electricity, water and sewer) assistance, rental and/or deposit assistance, and gas vouchers/bus passes for critical transportation needs. Other types of assistance are determined on a case-by-case basis.

All assistance is restricted by the amount of funds available and prior history of assistance given. Assistance is provided by appointment only to ensure that each client receives personalized intake and resource counseling.

When we are unable to assist clients or are unable to meet their whole need, we refer to other agencies and services. For our lists of other resources in the Jefferson City area, please click here.


Common Ground has limited funding to assist active service members and veterans. Please contact the office for more details.