Long-Term Financial Assistance
The Long-Term Financial Assistance Program assists eligible senior adults who do not have income or assets available to cover the costs of their care needs and living expenses. Individuals may receive assistance whether they reside in their homes, apartments, independent living facilities, or assisted living facilities.
In Fiscal Year 2018, the Masonic Home provided $926,513 of long-term financial assistance.
Examples of monthly assistance include:
Help with the cost of assisted and independent living
Quality of life items in a skilled facility
Essential household bills and expenses
Individuals who qualify for long-term financial assistance are senior Missouri Masons, their wives or widows, and Eastern Star ladies in good standing.
Applicants must complete an application to demonstrate a financial need.
“I’ve always felt that a person ought to give back not only to his country and community, but also to the organizations that have done so much for them”
“You have been a great help to my dad. Our family has many miles between each other, literally and sometimes figuratively too. Our relationship with my father was not the greatest, especially when we were young. Your involvement has opened a door with him that I am not sure he would have opened, if not for necessity. Thank you for everything that you do.”
“The assistance is greatly appreciated and my only disappointment is, because of Norma’s Alzheimer’s, I am not able to tell her in greater detail the help she receives from the Masons. I can assure you that she is grateful and appreciates your help.”
“I’m so proud of my Masonic affiliation and the help I receive. My first husband was a Mason, my second husband was a Mason and that’s the only way I would have it. They were such good men. My sons were in DeMolay and I was in the Order of the Eastern Star. I wish more people knew about the Masonic Home of Missouri and how much help they have given me.”
“I’ve been very blessed in my life. I get to share my talents with others. I get to live in this safe place and if it weren’t for the Masonic Home, I wouldn’t be able to live here where I’ve made a lot of friends and I couldn’t be happier”