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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.
The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.
Community Action Agencies try to ensure that the assistance goes to the least fortunate. The agency helps with free financial help for paying bills, applications to public benefits, and other expenses. They also offer financial support to senior citizens, disabled, unemployed, and households living in poverty.
If you are stressed and dealing with a short term financial hardship, be sure to stop by or call your local community action agency for assistance. Community action agencies may help with the following, please check for available with the agency directly.
- Help for preventing homelessness.
- Pre-School Scholarship Program
- Foreclosure Prevention Programs
- Home repair programs, including low interest loans.
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Job training and placement.
- Mortgage, housing, and credit counseling services
- Childcare for poor working parents
- Head Start programs for children.
- Emergency Food and Shelter Program
- Free food and meals
- Job Development, Training and Computer Literacy Services
- Home Energy Assistance Program.
- Weatherization Assistance Program
- Home Ownership Planning Education
- Prescription Drug Assistance Vouchers
- Rental Assistance program
- Transportation & Aging centers for seniors
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc.
Address is 2709 Woodson Road
Overland, MO 63114-4817
This is a leading non-profit community action agency for metropolitan St. Louis too. Resources include LIHEAP heating bill assistance, Head Start, and weatherization services. Another focus is on homeless prevention, and this can include emergency rent programs. The currently homeless can look into nearby low income housing apartments or programs to help pay for moving costs or security deposits, including zero interest rate loans.
Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph
817 Monterey Street
St. Joseph, MO 64503-3068
Call (816) 233-8281 for intake
Counties served include Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, and DeKalb.
The locations of the Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph offices are as follows. Other services may include referrals and more.
Buchanan County, 817 Monterey, St. Joseph, Missouri 64503, call (816)233-8281
Andrew County, 306 N. 4th St., Savannah, MO 64485, telephone (816) 324-3473
Clinton and DeKalb Counties, 1304 N. Walnut Suite 200, Cameron, MO 64429, dial (816) 632-7345
Community Services Inc.
1212 B South Main
Maryville, MO 64468
Main telephone: (660) 582-3113
Low income families in Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth can call this non-profit. Services offered include job training, LIHEAP, and other resources such as credit counseling.
Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation (DAEOC)
Office address – 99 Skyview Road
Portageville, Missouri 63873-1616
Supports regions of Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard County. Numerous assistance programs and case management services are available in Missouri from this non-profit community action agency.
For more information on these or other programs, Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation has a few centers in the region. The main ones are noted below.
- Dunklin County, #1 Town Square, Malden, MO 63863, Phone: (573) 276-2639
- Pemiscot County is located at 315 East Broadway, Hayti, MO 63851, dial (573) 359-1030
- New Madrid County, 99 Skyview Road, Portageville, Missouri 63873, (573) 379-3442
- Tri-County area is at Mississippi, Scott & Stoddard County, 820 Anderson, Sikeston, MO 63801, call (573) 471-4114
East Missouri Action Agency, Inc.
Location is 403 Parkway Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601-0358
Call (573) 431-5191
Counties – Bollinger, Iron, Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, Cape Girardeau, and Perry. Free food is from the federal EFSP program, there may be grants to pay back rent to prevent an eviction, home repair loans, and free medical care for women. Many other services are available.
The locations of East Missouri Action Agency are as follows.
- Bollinger County, 205 Plutarch St., PO Box 93, Marble Hill, Missouri 63764, dial 573-238-4220
- Cape County is located at 1111 Linden St., PO Box 658, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-0658, dial 800-430-2978
- Iron County center – 321 S. Knob St., Ironton, Missouri 63650-0466, 573-546-3191
- Madison County, 18 Court Sq., Fredericktown, MO 63645, 573-783-5226
- Perry County, 25 South Jackson St., Perryville, MO 63775, main phone number for information is 573-547-2014
- St. Francois County, 903 East Chestnut, Desloge, Missouri 63601, 573-431-0103
- Ste. Genevieve County, 360 Market St., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, telephone number is 573-883-7252
- Washington County, 10048 Settle Mill Rd., Cadet, Missouri 63630, main phone 573-438-3528
Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area
Main address is 302 Joplin Street
Joplin, MO 64801-0207
Call (417) 781-0352 for information.
Barton, Jasper, McDonald, and Newton County. The community action agency process applications for HUD section 8 vouchers and many other public benefits. Referrals, job placement, and outreach is also provided.
Green Hills Community Action Agency
1506 Oklahoma Avenue
Trenton, MO 64683
Several regions and counties are supported by the non-profit, including Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan. If you need help or referrals with basic needs, or assistance in finding a job, call this location.
Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation
2 Merchant Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050-0920
Phone (636) 789-2686, There are a couple main offices of Community Action Corporation, and they include 2 Merchant Drive, Hillsboro, Missouri, as well as 1020 Plaza Court, St. Clair, Missouri. Call the non-profit at (636) 789-2686.
Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc.
Main address is 306 S. Pine Street, P.O. Box 69
Richland, Missouri 65556-0069
Counties include Camden, Pulaski, Crawford, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Phelps, and Gasconade.
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency
1415 S. Odell
Marshall, MO 65340-3144
Call (660) 886-7476
Counties include Carroll, Chariton, Johnson, Pettis, Ray, Saline, and Lafayette. Referrals, job training, and life skills workshops are offered as well. Low income families can receive free school supplies, rental assistance in the form of loans or subsidized payments, and emergency heating bill help.
North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 470
Bowling Green, MO 63334-0470
Telephone: (573) 324-2231
Several counties offered are Lewis, Marion, Lincoln, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Shelby, St. Charles, Warren, and Randolph.
Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency
Location is 215 N. Elson
Kirksville, MO 63501-0966
Telephone number is (660) 665-9855
Counties include Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler, and Scotland.
The community action agency has a free gardening program, operates Head Start, and assists by issuing grants for housing needs.
Northeast Missouri Community Action has several locations in the area. Some only offer Head start or similar services. The main centers are below.
- Scotland County – Memphis Head Start Center, 238 N. Johnson, Memphis, MO 63555, dial 660-465-2514
- Schuyler Head Start Center is at 302 State Highway M, Glenwood, MO 63541, telephone – 660-457-3603.
- Knox County and the Edina Head Start Center – 401 N. First, Edina, MO 63537, dial 660-397-3428
- Adair County is served by the main office. The location is 215 N. Elson, Kirksville, MO 63501, call 660-665-9855
- Clark County Outreach – 157 E. Commercial, Kahoka, Missouri 63445, phone 660-727-2861.
Ozark Action, Inc.
Main address – 710 East Main Street
West Plains, Missouri 65775
Telephone number is (417) 256-6147
Residents of Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Texas, and Wright can call this non-profit community action agency.
Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation
Main address is 215 South Barnes Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65802-2204
Telephone number is (417) 864-3492
This is an application site for government programs such as LIHEAP heating bill assistance and Head Start. Resources are offered for Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster County.
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
Mailing address is P.O. Box 6
Winona, MO 65588-0006
Telephone: (573) 325-4255
Counties include Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and Wayne. Some of the key services include heating bill help from Dollar Help, Job training from WIA, and rent assistance.
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City (formerly known as United Services Community Action Agency)
Main address is 6323 Manchester Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64133
Counties supported are Clay, Jackson, and Platte.
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City locations
Jackson County sites, Central (Administrative Office), 6323 Manchester Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64133, call (816) 358-6868. A second office is at Eastern Hawthorne Place Apartments, 16995 E. Dover Lane, Independence, Missouri 64056, (816) 994-2100.
Clay County, Excelsior Springs, 108 South Thompson Ave, Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024, Phone (816) 630-0037. A second Clay County site can be found at Northland Englewood Baptist Church, 1900 NE Englewood Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64118, call (816) 459-9615.
Platte County, 412 Aller Avenue, Tracy, Missouri 64079, call (816) 858-5153.
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency
Location is 106 West Fourth Street
Appleton City, Missouri 64724-0125
Call (660) 476-2185 for hours and intake.
Counties include Bates, Benton, Vernon, Cass, Cedar, Henry, Morgan. St. Clair, and Hickory.
The counties and locations of centers that are served by West Central Missouri Community Action Agency are:
-Bates, 5 East Dakota, Butler, Missouri 64730, 660-679-4108.
-Benton County – 110 Tower Drive, Suite A, Warsaw, Missouri 65355. Main phone 660-438-5158.
-Cass, 109 Congress, P.O. Box 859, Belton, Missouri 64012, 816-322-0502. A second office is at 200 North Oakland, P.O. Box 95, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701. Main number is 816-380-5375.
-Cedar is at 121 West Spring, El Dorado Spring, Missouri 65785; Tel.: 417-667-5741.
-Henry County office is at 1661 North II Street, P.O. Box 99, Clinton, Missouri 64735. Call 660-885-5508 for details.
-Hickory, 320 North Main, Wheatland, Missouri 65779, phone 417-282-5936.
-Morgan office – 500 Northern Highway 5, Versailles, Missouri 65084, 573-378-4432.
-St. Clair center is at 106 West IV Street, Appleton City, Missouri 64724. Telephone number – 660-476-2185
Vernon is at 1801 North Osage, Suite A, Nevada, Missouri 64772. Call 417-667-5741.
If you find any of the information provided above is not accurate or if you like to add a new location to the listing above please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: The community resource directory information is deemed accurate and up-to-date, however, you should always call the provider to confirm this information and make an appointment. Be sure to confirm payment information with the provider, if payment is required. God-Bless-You
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