Short-Term Financial Assistance

The Short-Term Financial Assistance Program assists eligible adults who are experiencing an unexpected and temporary period of financial hardship, oftentimes caused by a job loss or serious illness.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Masonic Home provided $55,047 of short-term financial assistance.

Examples of one-time or temporary expenses include:

  • Hearing aids
  • Eye glasses
  • Medical bills
  • Dental bills
  • Insurance payments


Individuals who qualify for short-term financial assistance are Missouri Masons, their wives or widows, and Eastern Star ladies in good standing.

Financial assistance is provided with the anticipation that financial hardship will be resolved and is typically provided for one to six months.

Applicants must complete an application to demonstrate a financial need.

Applicant Age When Raised as a Master Mason Continuous Good Standing Requirements Prior to Application
Prior to the Age of 40 5 Years
40 – 49 Years of Age 10 Years
50 – 59 Years of Age 15 Years
60+ Years of Age 20 Years

Apply Today:

Call: 800-434-9804 and speak to a Financial Assistance Caseworker
Mail: Download the initial application and mail it to us at:

Masonic Home of Missouri
6033 Masonic Drive, Suite A
Columbia, MO 65202

Or contact us today.

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