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Head Start is a high quality preschool/childcare program for young children. Children participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive free medical and dental screening with follow-up care, disability services, healthy meals and snacks, and are provided with safe areas to learn and play both...

At our March 26 board meeting, Family Planning Director, Diane Anthony, was recognized for her dedication to Community Action and presented with a 35 year service award. Diane thanked the board and her colleagues, and shared how she appreciates working for OACAC. A lot has changed since...

At our March 26 board meeting, Barry County Neighborhood Center Supervisor, Gail Reed, was recognized for her dedication to Community Action and presented with a 25 year service award. This year, the program Gail works with - Community Services Block Grant Neighborhood Centers - celebrates 50...

Best Wishes to our Friends at Mid America Assistance Coalition (MAAC) from the OACAC LIHEAP Department, pictured below. It has been our joy to process applications for the Kansas City area. ...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

A 417 Rentals Tenant Event will be Friday, April 26 from 2-6pm and Saturday, April 27 from 9am-3pm at the Springfield Dream Center, 829 W. Atlantic. The event, hosted by One Door and Community Partnership of the Ozarks, is in collaboration with several organizations who will be...

Our Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program.  The Winter Energy Crisis Intervention Program provides utility assistance and relief for eligible households to alleviate an energy-related crisis. The winter program runs from October through May.Applicants must...

April is National Fair Housing Month, observed to increase efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights. National Fair Housing Month also remembers the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and his contributions to the Civil Rights...

In 2016, Sandra Vanhandel-Harrison’s husband had been laid off once again. When Sandra asked herself, “Where can I go?” she immediately thought of Community Action, more specifically, Webster County OACAC. Sandra made an appointment with the Neighborhood Center to discuss her situation and seek support....

Head Start is a high quality preschool/childcare program for young children. Children participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive free medical and dental screening with follow-up care, disability services, healthy meals and snacks, and are provided with safe areas to learn and play both...