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 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14
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 101January 229am - 11amLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn easy and manageable budgeting basics. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Internet SafetyJanuary 221pm - 3pmWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Protect your family on the internet. Kindles will be distributed to income eligible participants. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided.
Upcycling: Turning Trash Into TreasuresFebruary 69am - NoonLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Explore creative ways to reuse and repurpose items you'd normally throw away. Hands-on painting may occur - dress accordingly. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Making Financial DecisionsFebruary 139am - 11amWebster County Neighborhood Center(417) 859-4589Presented by Sarah Lowe of Bear State Bank. Review budgeting basics and new tips to stretch your dollars. Pre-registration required, no childcare provided. Door prizes!
Love & LogicFebruary 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21
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.
Love & LogicFebruary 21, 22, 239am - 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!
Couponing with HeatherFebruary 229am - NoonLawrence County Neighborhood Center(417) 678-5031Learn the skills needed to stretch your food dollars. Pre-registration required. No childcare provided.
Preparing to File TaxesFebruary 271pm - 3pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St.
(417) 847-2140Presented by Allene Patterson. Learn what's needed to prepare & file taxes/learn about property tax credit and rent credit. No childcare provided.
Does Cooking Matter To You?March 12, 19
April 2, 9, 16, 23
11am - 1pmCassville United Methodist Church
601 Gravel St.
(417) 847-2140Presented by University of Missouri Extension. Cooking tips, nutrition info, budgeting, shopping on a limited budget, and more! You'll receive a bag of free groceries for one of the lesson's recipe's each week; hands-on learning; graduation certificate; recipe book; food prepared by the class. 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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