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
GardeningMarch 219am - noonDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Free seeds, what to plant and when, weed control ideas, soil prep, and more. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Energy SaversMarch 229am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Strategies and tips to save money on energy. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Cooking with VeggiesMarch 221pm - 4pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Amanda McCormick, MU Extension. Bring your favorite veggie recipes to share. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Making Wise Decisions about MoneyMarch 231pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by Nellie Lamers, MU Extension. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesMarch 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
9am - 11amBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Six part series, registration required, no childcare provided. Free or $25 based on income.
Start Your Day RightMarch 281pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St.
(417) 847-2140Quick, easy, healthy breakfast ideas. Presented by MU Extension. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Gardening 101April 41pm - 3pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn how to garden in any space or place. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Freedom from SmokingMarch 27
April 3, 10
1pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Monica Spittler of the Stone County Health Dept., learn how to quit tobacco. Registration required, no childcare provided.
CouponingApril 109am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn the skills needed to stretch your dollars. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Amazon Fire ClassApril 111pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Parents with school age children receive a free Kindle Fire with participation. Protect your family on the internet, learn Amazon Fire basics. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Internet SafetyApril 121pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Protect your family on the internet, learn Amazon Fire basics. Free Kindle given out in class. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Emotional IntelligenceApril 121pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Learn how emotional intelligence can have a positive role in decision making. Presented by Jim Wirth, PhD, MU Extension. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Emotional IntelligenceApril 121pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Learn how emotional intelligence can have a positive role in decision making. Presented by Jim Wirth, PhD, MU Extension. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Connecting with your kids through technologyApril 1310am - noonGreene County Center (417) 447-0554How to help your children use technology safely. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Connecting with your kids through technologyApril 139am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031How to help your children use technology safely. Registration required, no childcare provided.
GardeningApril 139am - noonDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Free seeds, what to plant and when, weed control ideas, soil prep, and more. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Life Gets Better Without TobaccoApril 189am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589"Don't let stress get the best of you." Free, open to the public. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Ready, Set, Grow!April 181pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Learn what to plant and when, and how to care for a vegetable garden. Free seeds. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Internet SafetyApril 185:30-7:30pmDade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Protect your family on the internet, learn Amazon Fire basics. Free Kindle given out in class. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Making Financial DecisionsApril 209am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Budgeting tips. Free class, door prizes. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Using Credit WiselyApril 201pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by Nellie Lamers, MU Extension. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Kindle BasicsApril 2110am - noonTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by Better Business Bureau. Kindle basics, online safety, social media. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Budgeting 101April 251pm - 3pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn budgeting basics. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Basic First AidApril 251pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St.
(417) 847-2140Learn what to do when accidents happen and how to put together a home first aid kid. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Landlord Tenant LawApril 261pm - 4pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Legal Services of MO. Know your rights: leases, deposits, rent, repairs, evictions. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Joys of Green CleaningApril 269am - 11amPolk County Center(417) 326-6276Benefits, tips, ideas, free cleaning supplies. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Make Life EasierApril 261:30-3:30pmDade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Learn how to create a household notebook; monthly menus; and how to use a slow cooker (recipes taste tested). Registration required, no childcare provided.
Life Gets Better Without TobaccoMay 169am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589"Staying Quit: A formula for success." Free, open to the public. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesMay 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 (must attend all six)5pm - 7pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Six part series. Free for income eligible families, minimal fee otherwise. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Life Gets Better Without TobaccoJune 209am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589"Life is better when you are healthy!" Free, open to the public. Registration required, no childcare provided.

CONTACT

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