Lawrence County Focus Group Invitation

Community Members,

Ozarks Area Action Corporation (OACAC) would like to invite you to participate in a short 30 minute focus group as a part of the 2020 Community Needs Assessment. This Needs Assessment is intended to determine the underlying causes and conditions of poverty in this area and identify the available resources to address the unmet needs of our community’s most vulnerable residents. As a community stakeholder, we believe that your input is important and should be heard.

The results of this focus group will guide the work to develop and implement programs and services that lift families and communities out of poverty. No individual participant names or personal information will be shared. All data will be securely stored and results will be presented in aggregate form making it impossible to identify responses. The focus group will be audio-recorded in order to accurately capture what is said. Participants may request that the recording be paused at any time. We will limit each focus group to between 8-10 participants. Please RSVP to the OACAC Lawrence County Neighborhood Center at 417-678-5031 by Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We hope you will join us for refreshments and conversation:

  •  Thursday, April 2, 2020
     2:00 pm-2:30 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church/ Pierce City, Lawrence County side of Verona and Monett areas

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020

 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

 Aurora Library/ Aurora, Verona and Marionville areas

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020

1:00 pm-1:30 pm

Miller Senior Center/Miller, Mt. Vernon and Halltown areas

Thank you for considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you and making positive change in the community.

Shannon Scott

OACAC Lawrence County Neighborhood Center Supervisor