SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you're having trouble paying your utility bills because of lost income during this pandemic, more help is on the way. Springfield's OACAC is closed to the public. But the office is taking applications for assistance. The winter energy assistance program just ended. The season...

For families and communities dealing with food insecurity issues, finding help in their biggest time of need can make all the difference. Recently, in a unique partnership between the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation’s Barry County Neighborhood Center and the Habitat of Humanity of South Barry...

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you are a low-income adult over 55, have spare time and and love kids, OACAC may have the perfect opportunity for you. The Foster Grandparent Program has been around for decades. OACAC has about 56 foster grandparents now across 14 counties, but they...

Hollister School District is finding ways to better prepare their students for the future. “REALL stands for ‘Reality Enhancement and Life Lessons,’” said Tonya Nash, high school counselor. “It’s designed for high school or middle school aged students to challenge them to think critically about decision-making...

On January 17, 2019, OACAC hosted a community collaborative meeting with more than 20 area non-profit organization representatives. The purpose: Community agencies and non-profits will objectively discuss the current impact of the government shutdown, share relevant and factual information from funding sources, and collectively determine...

"Toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items were packed by volunteers on Thursday as part of a project in collaboration with the Webster County Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Neighborhood Center, the Marshfield Senior Center and the Webster County Senior Citizens Services Fund. The project was...

OACAC Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz, spoke with League of Women Voters' Ilga Vise during a weekly recording of "Making Democracy Work," which aired on KSMU Public Radio on September 3, 2018. Link here to hear the discussion, which explores programs available to assist those who fall...

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corp. has two programs that help students understand real-life situations and to help them explore several careers. REALL Several students in the Dallas County R-1 School District were exposed to a glimpse of the future at two OACAC-sponsored events during February. The entire...

Residents of Stone and Taney counties who need dental care but can't afford it could receive some relief thanks to a $20,000 grant Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation was recently awarded from Skaggs Legacy Endowment. “The prevalence of dental disease and tooth loss is disproportionately high among...