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 & LogicJuly 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 2910am - NoonLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Six 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 & LogicAugust 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, 191pm - 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.
Budgeting 101August 161pm - 3pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn easy, manageable budgeting basics. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Budgeting/Landlord Tenant LawAugust 161pm - 4pmTaney County Neighborhood Center(417) 239-1882Presented by the Jen Mylenbusch. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Missouri Landlord-Tenant LawsAugust 281pm - 4pmChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Presented by Joe Hills of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Summer food safetyAugust 281pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church, 601 Gravel St. in Cassville(417) 847-2140Learn to prepare, serve and store food when camping, grilling, and picnicking. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Healthy after school snackingAugust 291pm - 3pmStone County Neighborhood Center(417) 739-1130Presented by OACAC and Amanda McCormick of University of Missouri Extension. Tips on shopping and preparation. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Budgeting for rentSeptember 59am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Healthy HomesSeptember 52pm - 4pmGreene County Center(417) 447-0554Presented in collaboration with The Northwest Project, this class will review pest prevention, getting deposits back, green cleaning, healthy food preparation & storage, decluttering, pet care, and child safety. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Avoiding Identity TheftSeptember 119am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Sarah Lowe of Bear State Bank. Learn how to keep your information secure and avoid scams. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Door prizes!
Missouri Landlord-Tenant LawsSeptember 119am - NoonChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Fire Safety & PreventionSeptember 121:30pm - 3:30pmGreene County Center(417) 447-0554Presented by the Springfield Fire Department. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Energy SaversSeptember 1312:30pm - 2:30pmLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn practical strategies and tips to save money on energy needs. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Part 1: Couponing and Meal Planning Part 2: Food Budgeting Techniques September 18 (part 1)
September 20 (part 2)
9am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031In partnership with Home State Health. Two part class - attendance in both classes required. In part 2, a trip to Walmart will occur - everyone responsible for their own transportation. Meet at OACAC first. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Understanding Health Insurance Options & BenefitsSeptember 189am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Becky Whiteford of Fordland Clinic and kate Conn of Cox Health. Gain a better understanding of health insurance. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Door prizes.
Budgeting for rentSeptember 199am - 11amPolk County Community Center(417) 326-6276Goal setting, budgeting, setting priorities, and more. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Missouri Landlord-Tenant LawsSeptember 251pm - 4pmChristian County Neighborhood Center(417) 581-7631Presented by Joe Hills of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. Learn your rights and responsibilities as a renter. Pre-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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