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
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.
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.
Back to School FairJuly 20Christian County Neighborhood Centerr(417) 581-7631K-12th grade eligible. Registration required.
Registration for the Back to School FairJune 1 - June 30Call for your appointmentChristian County Neighborhood Centerr(417) 581-7631K-12th grade eligible. Registration required.
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.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesMarch 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.
3rd Annual Ladies First: Women's Day ConferenceMay 49am - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140You are the Star! Breakfast & lunch provided. Topics include women's health, self-defense, fitness, nutrition, and more. Door prizes & gift bags! Registration required, no childcare provided.
Gardening 101May 59am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn how to garden in any space or place. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Energy SaversMay 910am - NoonStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Strategies and tips to save money on energy. Registration required, no childcare provided.
UpcyclingMay 101pm - 4pmDade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Turning trash into treasures. Hands on painting may occur, dress accordingly. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Attitude and Self-EsteemMay 101pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by NJim Wirth, PhD. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Making Money County - Creating a Spending PlanMay 111pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Nellie Lamers, MU Extension. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Women's DayMay 119am - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Women's finances, stress less, women's health, nutrition, BINGO. Lunch provided. 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.
Internet SafetyMay 161pm - 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.
Anxiety & DepressionMay 169am - NoonDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Learn the signs of anxiety and depression and how to combat both. 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.
Cooking with VeggiesMay 181pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Amanda McCormick, MU Extension. Bring your favorite veggie recipes to share. Registration required, no childcare provided.
UpcyclingMay 189am - NoonLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Turning trash into treasures. Hands on painting may occur, dress accordingly. Registration required, no childcare provided.
Landlord Tenant LawMay 221pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Joe Hills, Legal Services of MO. Know your rights: leases, deposits, rent, repairs, evictions. Registration required, no childcare provided. *Door prize*
Internet SafetyMay 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.
Learning gives you wings to fly: sign-up for the School Readiness FairMay 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.
Connecting with your kids through technologyMay 319am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031How to help your children use technology safely. Registration required, no childcare provided.

CONTACT

Where Can You Find a Neighborhood Center?

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

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