Our Service

DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH EMERGENCY OR NON-EMERGENCY NEEDS?

OACAC offers the following services at our Neighborhood Centers:

Case Management 

Emergency Assistance

School Readiness Fairs

Life Skills Classes

Community Projects

Case Management

Are you looking for help on your path to self-sufficiency?

This program helps you achieve long-term education and employment goals, such as completing your GED.

Upon entering Case Management, you will work one-on-one with a Family Resource Specialist to identify strengths and create a plan to help you achieve your goals and move toward self-sufficiency.

CLASSES

Life Skills Classes

At OACAC, we want you to succeed. We offer a variety of classes throughout the year aimed at helping you overcome obstacles resulting from poverty. Workshops cover a variety of topics:

  • Finding and keeping a job
  • Budgeting
  • Money management
  • Nutrition
  • Health management
  • Parenting skills

SCHEDULE 

Description DateTime Location ContactMore Info
Back to School Fair RegistrationMay 30 - July 7Call for your appointmentBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140All students in Barry County enrolled in pre-K-12th grade eligible. Registration required.
Back to School Fair RegistrationJune 1 - June 30Call for your appointmentChristian County Neighborhood Centerr(417) 581-7631K-12th grade eligible. Registration required.
Back to School Fair
Registration
June 1 - July 20Call for your appointmentDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Kids must be pre-registered and attend the fair or simulation to receive supplies. K-6th attend the fair on Aug. 8. Grades 7-12 attend the REALL simulation on Aug. 10.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesJune 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 10am - NoonDade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Six part series. Free for income eligible families, $25 otherwise. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Budgeting/Making Your Dollar StretchJune 211pm - 3pmPolk County Neighborhood Center(417) 326-6276Why budget, common mistakes, how to start, cutting costs, couponing, goal setting and more. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Summer Fun for FamiliesJune 211pm - 4pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Family camping safety; sunburn prevention; lightning storms; water safety; preventing bug bite illnesses; and BBQ food safety. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Budgeting 101June 279am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn simple budgeting basics. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Men's DayJune 289am - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Finances, disaster preparedness, stress reduction, nutrition tips. Lunch provided, door prizes given. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Internet SafetyJuly 61pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Protect your family on the internet. Kindles will be distributed in eligible participants. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Learning with Amazon FireJuly 131pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Parents with school age children -
attend this class to receive an Amazon Fire tablet. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Job Skills Class: Life ManagementJuly 131pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Nellie Lamers of MU Extension. Learn how to choose habits for a a healthy life and think positively about good health. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Kindle Fire ClassJuly 1510am - 1pmChristian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave in Ozark(417) 581-7631Do you have a child in K-12 who would benefit from having a Kindle Fire? Registration required, no childcare provided.
Back to School: Tips & Tricks for a Successful School YearJuly 1910am - noonLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Calling all parents -
back to school budgeting, communicating with school online, and more! Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Kids, Nutrition & Fun in the KitchenJuly 191pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Amanda McCormick of MU Extension. Cooking with kids, safety and food prep, what to do with leftovers. Hands on cooking with kids and adults. Ages 5+. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Back to School FairJuly 20Christian County Neighborhood Centerr(417) 581-7631K-12th grade eligible. Registration required.
Making Financial DecisionsJuly 209am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Sarah Lowe, Bear State Bank. Budgeting basics and new tips to stretch dollars. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Understanding Your Credit ScoreJuly 201pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Springfield. Learn about credit scores and how to repair bad credit. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Using Credit WiselyJuly 201pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by Nellie Lamers. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Wellness Care For Your FamilyJuly 251pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel Street in Cassville
(417) 847-2140Learn why wellness care is important to your health and more.
Internet SafetyJuly 251pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Protect your family on the internet. Kindles will be distributed in eligible participants. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Raising Chickens on BudgetJuly 2610am - noonStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Brandy Huskey, Independent Chicken Farmer. Info on raising chickens in your backyard. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Back to School: Tips & Tricks for a Successful School YearJuly 262pm - 4pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Calling all parents -
back to school budgeting, communicating with school online, and more! Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Back to School: Tips & Tricks for a Successful School YearJuly 289am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Calling all parents -
back to school budgeting, communicating with school online, and more! Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Connecting with Your Kids Through TechnologyJuly 319am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031How to help your children use technology safely. Registration required, no childcare provided.
School Readiness FairAugust 8Pre-register to receive appt.Dade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Free school supplies, backpacks, clothing, health screenings, dental supplies, info and resources, and more! Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Kindle Fire ClassAugust 83pm - 6pmChristian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave in Ozark(417) 581-7631Do you have a child in K-12 who would benefit from having a Kindle Fire? Registration required, no childcare provided.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesAugust 19 and 268am - 2:30pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Six part series, covered in two days, which are both required. Free for income eligible families, $25 otherwise. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Small Steps to Health & WealthAugust 2410am - 2pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Improve your health and wealth by setting goals and taking action. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Kindle Fire ClassSeptember 99am - NoonChristian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave in Ozark(417) 581-7631Do you have a child in K-12 who would benefit from having a Kindle Fire? Registration required, no childcare provided.

CONTACT

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For more information, please contact the OACAC Neighborhood Center in your county:

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