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September 28, 2022: OACAC Foster Grandparent Volunteers were recognized and celebrated today for the time and heart they put into improving the lives of children. Volunteers serve at stations in a 14-county area of Southwest Missouri. Today was also a celebration of the 50th anniversary...

September 12, 2022: Today we welcome Melanie Bond Willenbrock as our new Foster Grandparent Program Director. Hello, my name is Melanie and I am so excited for this new journey as the Program Director of the OACAC Foster Grandparent Program! A little about me: I...

Doris Leach has been an OACAC Foster Grandparent Volunteer for 22 years! After Doris retired, she became involved with the program because she needed something to do. She says she fell in love with the her new role as a Foster Grandparent and over the...

"Being a Foster Grandparent has definitely given me a purpose in life." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAWWjLDAjno Would you like to share your talents, love, and encouragement with a child? Are you age 55+? We are recruiting caring adults to serve as Foster Grandparent volunteers in our 14-county service area across...

Our programs and projects offer a variety of individualized supports, resources, opportunities, and more to people of all ages in SW MO! Visit the tabs on our website to learn more about our services. ...

"Being a Foster Grandparent has definitely given me a purpose in life." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAWWjLDAjno Would you like to share your talents, love, and encouragement with a child? Are you age 55+? We are recruiting caring adults to serve as Foster Grandparent volunteers in our 14-county service area across...

"Being a Foster Grandparent has definitely given me a purpose in life." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAWWjLDAjno Would you like to share your talents, love, and encouragement with a child? Are you age 55+? We are recruiting caring adults to serve as Foster Grandparent volunteers in our 14-county service area across...

Talking with Debbie Young, it’s easy to hear the joy for the Foster Grandparent Program in her voice as she recalls memories of grandparent volunteers through the years. She laughs recalling stories about a grandpa who kept her on her toes and shares how the...

Today we welcome Kathy Moore as our new Foster Grandparent Program Director. Kathy comes to the Foster Grandparent Program from OACAC's CSBG program, where she worked for three and a half years helping develop and organize special projects such as VOICE, REALL, People's Pantries, and...

As of today, March 16, 2020, the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) has temporarily closed its Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are senior citizens age 55 or older who offer one-on-one support to at-risk children and youth in their communities by volunteering at Public Schools, OACAC’s Head Start Program,...