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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,...

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you are a low-income adult over 55, have spare time and and love kids, OACAC may have the perfect opportunity for you. The Foster Grandparent Program has been around for decades. OACAC has about 56 foster grandparents now across 14 counties, but they...

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 Grandparents in our 14-county service area across the Ozarks during the 2019-2020 school year. Counties include Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas,...

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 Grandparents in our 14-county service area across the Ozarks during the 2019-2020 school year. Counties include Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas,...

March 26, 2019Linked here is the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Board of Directors Resolution to draw attention to the proposed Federal Budget for FFY2020 and its effect on OACAC programs. A message from our Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz: We are fully funded through September...

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 Grandparents in Dade, Dallas, and Douglas counties. OACAC Foster Grandparents serve as positive role models to children.  They volunteer with a...

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 Grandparents in our 14-county service area across the Ozarks.  Counties include Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Laclede, Lawrence,...

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 Grandparents in our 14-county service area across the Ozarks.  Counties include Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Laclede, Lawrence,...

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

April 3, 2018 is a day to recognize the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps volunteers who improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. Our OACAC Foster Grandparent Program is one of these programs, and we'd like to take a moment...