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
Love & LogicJanuary 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 131pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Six 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.
Love & LogicFebruary 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13
2pm - 4pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Practical and proven tools for raising respectful, responsible, happy kids. Must attend all six classes for successful completion. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Free for income eligible families, small fee otherwise.
Spring Into Cleaning & Organizing on a BudgetFebruary 129am - 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.
Understanding Missouri Landlord/Tenant LawsFebruary 121pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Learn rights and responsibilities as a renter including info on leases, deposits, repairs, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Eating Smart for your HeartFebruary 1310am - NoonDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Learning tools and tips to help everyone eat smarter, play smarter and love longer. Keeping your heart healthier so you can live, laugh and love a longer life! Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
BudgetingFebruary 141pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Eating Smart for your HeartFebruary 1412:30pm - 2:30pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Monica Mueller of the Stone County Health Department. Tips for healthy heart eating. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Freezer MealsFebruary 196pm - 8pmMiller Senior Center
201 E. First St. in Miller
(417) 678-5031Learn tips to stretch your food budget. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Budgeting for RentFebruary 209am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Green CleaningFebruary 211pm - 3pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Learn about green cleaning methods. Door Prize. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Budgeting 101February 269am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Manageable budgeting basics. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Avoiding Phone ScamsFebruary 261pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St. in Cassville
(417) 847-2140Learn how to identify a phone scam and what to do if you are a victim of one. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Eating on a BudgetFebruary 271pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by Amanda McCormick of University of MO Extension. Discuss eating healthier on a budget. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Clothing GiveawayMarch 19am - Noon and 1pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Dinner on a DimeMarch 510am - 1pm Cassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St. in Cassville
(417) 847-2140How to eat healthy on a budget. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Budgeting for RentMarch 69am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Sarah Lowe of Arvest Bank. Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided. Door prizes!
Budgeting for RentMarch 69am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
GardeningMarch 61:30pm - 3:30pmMidtown Carnegie Library
397 E. Central in Springfield, lower-level conference room
(417) 447-0554Gardening tips and teaching. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Coping with StressMarch 81pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Jordan Carroll of Webco Manor. Learn how to manage stress and anxiety. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided. Door prizes!
Job ClubMarch 112pm - 4pmPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Learn skills you need to success in your job search. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)March 129am - 11amDallas County Neighborhood Center(417) 345-7964Know the symptoms and ways to handle Seasonal Affective Disorder. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Stretching Food DollarsMarch 121pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Della Miller with Univ. MO Extension. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided. Door prizes!
Container GardeningMarch 1610am - NoonMiller Senior Center
201 E. First St. in Miller
(417) 678-5031In partnership with Home State Health, this workshop will teach the skills needed to establish container gardening and stretch food dollars. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Love & LogicMarch 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
9am - 11amBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Six 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.
Budgeting for RentMarch 209am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Household BudgetingMarch 211pm - 3pmBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Learn how to plan and stick to a budget, and how to track spending. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
A Healthier YouMarch 269am - NoonChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Wellness, nutrition, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Senior Life SolutionsMarch 261pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St. in Cassville
(417) 847-2140Presented by Susan Poehling of Mercy Hospital, learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder, screening process for depression, and coping with loneliness and loss. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.

CONTACT

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