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We are thankful for the generous support of the Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation managed by Central Trust Company. This grant supports our Foster Grandparent Program, pairing seniors & youth in a caring, mentoring environment. ...

OACAC offices and CSBG Neighborhood Centers will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Head Start Centers will be open. ...

We are pleased to introduce Jessica Csizmesia as our new Foster Grandparent Director. Jessica has served as the Foster Grandparent Assistant Director since October of 2022, and says, "I am beyond honored and excited to become Director of a wonderful program and our Foster Grandparents." ...

This week we welcomed Jessica Csizmesia as our new Foster Grandparent Program Assistant Director. Jessica, whose last name is pronounced CHEZ-MEZ-E-UH, shares she was born and raised here in the Ozarks and loves our skies and little mountains. She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree...

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...