Our Service


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.


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


Description DateTime Location ContactMore Info
School Readiness Fair Sign-UpMay 29 - July 3By appointmentBarry County Neighborhood Center(417) 847-2140Students in Barry County enrolled in grades pre-K - 12 are eligible. Pre-registration required.
Love & LogicJune 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18
2pm - 4pmBarry 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.
Eating Smart & Being ActiveJune 6, 13, 271pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Amber Williams of University of MO Extension. Snacks, recipes and light exercise. Those who attend all three workshops will receive a free exercise DVD upon completion. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Door prizes!
DIY Skin Care ProductsJune 261pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St.
(417) 847-2140Learn how to save money with easy to make natural skin care products. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.


Where Can You Find a Neighborhood Center?

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


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