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"On this day in history, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act, U.S. Public Law 88-452 (78 STAT 508). The bill approved $1 billion for social programs to combat poverty. In his Annual Message to Congress in January of that year, the President had...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

Congratulations to our new CSBG Assistant Director, Skylar Wheeler! Skylar previously held the role of Project Coordinator with our Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE) project. She is a graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development. ...

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Olson as the new CSBG Director/Greene County Center Supervisor. Jennifer brings 10 years experience with OACAC to this position, having served in both direct service and supervisory roles. Jennifer began her career with OACAC as a Family Resource Specialist in...

We nominated Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) to receive the Community Partnership Award for their collaborative work with our OACAC Housing Program. Through this partnership with DMH, OACAC currently serves 51 households with the Shelter Plus Care and DMH Rental Assistance Programs, creating long-term housing stability. Liz...

Read about OACAC programs and projects, highlighted stories of success, mission results, supporters, and more in our 2017 Annual Report....

“Whereas, the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) operates the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) in its ten county services area in Southwest Missouri that...

Today through November 27, we are running a Change for Change campaign to support poverty reduction initiatives through the OACAC Grant Assistance Fund. Simply put, this is a change collection drive during the month of November. It will end on Giving Tuesday, November 28, with all change collected...