Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

Laclede Dollar-Help Utility Assistance

The Dollar-Help Utility Assistance is designed to help low-income households maintain their primary source of home heat to help them stay warm in the winter.

  • Primary source of home heat is the existing system as designed and permanently installed to provide the central source of heating to the home.
  1. The household must apply and be qualified for Missouri's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
  2. The household must be in a crisis with their primary source of home heat.
  3. A crisis exists when the service is terminated or in threat of being terminated.

How to Apply?

If you have already received LIHEAP (Energy Assistance) at your current address, you can:

  1. Mail your utility bill to Economic Security Corporation (ESC),  Attn:  Energy Assistance,  P.O. Box 207, Joplin, MO 64802
  2. Fax your utility bill with a cover page:  To:  ESC's Energy Assistance,  fax number:  (417) 781-2011
  3. Call one of the ESC's Joplin Energy Assistance  Staff:
  • Kelli (417) 627-2074                       
  • Mia (417) 627-2084   

If you have not applied for or been qualified for LIHEAP at your current address, you will need to visit one of ESC's Outreach offices, locations listed below:

  • 405 Walnut Street, Lamar, MO
  • 116 North Jefferson Street, Neosho, MO
  • 712 South Hwy 59, Anderson, MO
  • 302 South Joplin Ave, Joplin, MO