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
Eating Smart, Being Active: Lesson 2October 159:30am - 11:30amDade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Presented by University of MO Extension, this class offers research-based info about nutrition, physical activity, food safety and making the most of your food dollars. Lessons include free food tastings and items that reinforce lesson topics. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program for attendance in all six lessons in this series. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Budgeting for rentOctober 179am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Missouri Landlord-Tenant LawsOctober 171:30pm - 4pmGreene County Center(417) 447-0554Presented by Joe Hills of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Budgeting 101October 189am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn easy, manageable budgeting basics. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
BudgetingOctober 181pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Learn how to track spending, plan a household budget, and tips on staying within the set budget. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
How to Build a Killer ResumeOctober 221pm - 4pmDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Bring your job and education history to build a memorable resume that stands out in the crowd. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Energy SaversOctober 239am - NoonChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Learn ways to lower your utility bill. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Preventing Identity Theft & ScamsOctober 231pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St.
(417) 847-2140Learn how your identity can be stolen, what a thief can do with your identity, and how to identify and prevent scams. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Cupboard Creations: DIY Hygiene & BeautyOctober 232pm - 4pmGreene County Center(417) 447-0554Budget-friendly homemade hygiene and beauty goods using items from the cupboard. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Energy SaversOctober 249am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Presented by Southwest Electric Coop. Efficient ways to cool and heat your home, weatherization, reducing hot water costs, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Crock Pot CookingOctober 241pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by University of MO Extension. Learn to cook easy recipes while saving time and money. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Missouri Landlord-Tenant LawsOctober 241pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Love and Logic Parenting Classes, Session 1October 242pm - 4pmPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Six part series teaching parenting skills for parents with children of all ages. Free for income eligible families, $25 otherwise. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Holidays on a DimeOctober 251pm - 3pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Presented by Home State Health. Learn tips and techniques to stretch your holiday budget. Holidays include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and birthdays. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Eating Smart, Being Active: Lesson 3October 299:30am - 11:30amDade County Neighborhood Center(417) 637-2701Presented by University of MO Extension, this class offers research-based info about nutrition, physical activity, food safety and making the most of your food dollars. Lessons include free food tastings and items that reinforce lesson topics. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program for attendance in all six lessons in this series. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Energy SaversOctober 291pm - 3pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn practical strategies and tips to save money on energy needs. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Protecting Identity and MoreNovember 19am - 11amGreene County Center(417) 447-0554Presented by Joe Hills of the Better Business Bureau. Protect your identity, avoid online scams and credit card fraud. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Fall Coat Giveaway November 19am - Noon and 1pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Fall Coat Giveaway November 29am - Noon and 1pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Love & LogicNovember 5, 6, 79am - 1pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Practical and proven tools for raising respectful, responsible, happy kids. Must attend all three classes for successful completion. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Door prizes!
Budgeting 101November 612:30pm - 3:30pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn easy, manageable budgeting basics. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Happiness and the Good LifeNovember 710am - NoonTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by Dr. Jim Wirth. Researched recommendations for increasing the quality of personal and community life. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Preventing Identity TheftNovember 910am - NoonChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Learn how identity can be stolen, how to prevent it, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Missouri Landlord-Tenant LawsNovember 91pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Door prizes!
Healthy Holidays November 91pm - 4pmPolk County Library
1690 W. Broadway in Bolivar
(417) 326-6276Healthy holidays on a budget. Get a free turkey and fixings for attending. Space is limited! Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Winter Wonderland: Ready, Set, Let's WeatherizeNovember 131pm - 4pmDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Weatherization tips to save money on utility bills. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Staying Safe This FallNovember 131pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Monica Spittler of the Stone County Health Department. Leaves are supposed to fall, people aren't. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Budgeting for rentNovember 149am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Energy SaversNovember 1412:30pm - 2:30pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn practical strategies and tips to save money on energy needs. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Energy SaversNovember 159am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Learn practical strategies and tips to save money on energy needs. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Weatherization supplies provided!
Holidays on a DimeNovember 169am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Covering Thanksgiving and December gift giving holidays. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Thanksgiving BasketsNovember 169am - NoonWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Gratitude, avoiding holiday stress, meal prep, and more. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Weatherization supplies provided!
Resume 101November 151:30pm - 3:30pmMO Career Center
2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield
(417) 447-0554Learn how to get the job you desire, what words to use on your resume, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Crock-Pot CookingNovember 209am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Presented by Home State Health. Learn how to stretch your food dollars with crock pot cooking. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Holiday Menu PlanningNovember 201pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Budgeting, meal planning, smart shopping tips for the holidays. Surprises and giveaways. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
BudgetingNovember 279am - NoonTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Holidays on a DimeNovember 271pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St. in Cassville
(417) 847-2140Budgeting, money saving gift ideas, saving time and lowering stress. Commodities food distribution for this class. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Cooking Safe and Healthy Holiday LeftoversNovember 281pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Amanda McCormick of University of Missouri Extension. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Crock-Pot Cooking & SoupsDecember 610am - NoonChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631How to safely cook easy and simple recipes in a Crock-Pot while saving time and money. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Spring Into Cleaning & Organizing on a BudgetFebruary 12, 20199am - NoonChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Learn how to get cleaning deposits back, make DIY cleaning supplies, and organization tips. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.

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