Short-Term Financial Assistance

The Short-Term Financial Assistance Program assists eligible Missouri Masons, their wives or widows, and Eastern Star ladies in good standing who are experiencing an unexpected and temporary period of financial hardship, oftentimes caused by a recent job loss or serious illness.

Financial assistance is typically provided for a period of one to six months.

In Fiscal Year 2023, the Masonic Home provided $82,152 of Short-Term Financial Assistance.


Assistance Examples

Examples of Short-Term Financial Assistance in the community:

  • Rent or mortgage payments
  • Household expenses, such as utilities, pharmacy bill, groceries, etc.

Examples of one-time assistance for expenses that do not occur on a monthly basis:

  • Hearing Aids or Eye Glasses
  • Medical Bills
  • Dental Bills
  • Insurance Payments
  • Adaptive and Assistive Devices


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:

For more information or to begin the process of applying for assistance:

  • Call the Masonic Home of Missouri at (800) 434-9804 and request to speak to a Financial Assistance Caseworker to discuss your needs and specific situation.
  • Email Outreach at
  • Download the initial contact form and mail or fax it to us at (573) 814-4660
  • Send a message through our contact page form.