participant info


  • Must reside in Boone County at the time of application and at the time of distribution
  • Must have a child 18 or younger permanently living at the Address
    • If you are pregnant, the unborn child must be due on, or by, December 31, 2021
  • Must have a gross income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as determined by number of people at the Address

Children may only be signed up ONCE for the Holiday Program. If more than one person tries to sign up the child, it may DISQUALIFY the family.


  • An accepted application does NOT guarantee sponsorship
  • If not selected for VAC’s program, a notification will be mailed allowing time to sign up for another holiday program.

Participant Sign Up

All sign ups must be done over the phone. 
Client must call VAC office during the sign up times listed above and complete an intake over the phone with a Social Services Specialist. You must speak with someone. Do not leave a message, calls will not be returned.
Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Tuesday, September 7
Ending Friday, October 15 at Noon

Extended Hours
Tuesday, September 14, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Wednesday, October 6, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
To help low-income individuals and families bridge the gaps between crisis and stability and improve quality of life in Boone County.

403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia MO 65202 | Phone: 573-874-2273 | Fax: 573-874-9172 |
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