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Apply NOW to receive FREE Weatherization Services for your home which on average has been shown to REDUCE your ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS BY $437.00!!

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Our children need health insurance by CAASTLC Executive Director Cenia Bosman
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Impact of White House FY18 Budget on HUD Programs
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CAASTLC “Parole to Payroll” Weekly Reentry Employment Workshops
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See The Impact of a Donation to Dollar More
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Poverty Simulations:

Missouri’s Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is a unique tool that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. Link to Poverty Simulation Page

Job Fairs &Hiring Events:

Our Employment Program sponsors two annual job fairs and numerous Hiring Events in the St. Louis County region. A variety of employers participate and often provide on-site hiring opportunities. Link to Employment Development Program Page

Step Up to Leadership:

Step Up to Leadership is designed for income eligible, community-minded individuals desiring to develop leadership skills and turn their civic passions into action. Topics cover the value of grassroots participation, goal setting, public speaking, negotiation, conflict resolution, and grant writing. Link to Step Up TO Leadership Page

Youth Case Management:

CAASTLC, Inc. offers Case Management services to assist a young person to identify his/her interests, goals, and skills and abilities that will help them succeed in their education and career path. Link to Youth Development Program Page


Partnering with various St. Louis County school districts, CAASTLC, Inc. provides Case Management and supportive services to students, ages 17-24, enrolled in HiSET programs. Link to HiSET Program Page

Teen Action Program (TAP):

An employment internship where youth in high school lead the process to affect change within their own community. Teens meet during the school year and summer to learn leadership skills, assess current youth resources, identify needs and practice community organization. Link to Youth Development Program Page

Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons (REALL):

The Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons (REALL) project is a hands-on simulation designed to challenge youth to think critically about how choices and decisions made in adolescence may have consequences in adulthood. Middle and high schools and youth groups can request this impactful exercise geared to keeping youth in school. Link To REALL PROGRAM PAGE

Farm Youth Intern Program:

A summer internship offers youth meaningful opportunities to grow produce on an urban farm, develop knowledge of sustainable agriculture practices, food system changes, and social justice.

Weatherization Assistance Program:

The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Weatherization reduces air infiltration into the home to help households save money on their heating and cooling bills. The average family saves over $437 a year after their home has been weatherized. Income eligible home owners and renters are eligible for this free service. Link To Weatherization Assistance Program Page

Housing Assistance:

CAASTLC, Inc. has a comprehensive housing assistance program which includes Down Payment Assistance*, Housing Counseling, Disaster Relief, and Rent/Mortgage Assistance. Link To Housing Assistance Program Page

Housing Repair Program:

CAASTLC, Inc. works with a variety of grant sources to provide funds for specific home repairs for St. Louis County homeowners. Participants are educated through Healthy Homes to learn techniques to have a safe and healthy home. Homes are then referred to Weatherization for additional services.

Energy Services Programs:

CAASTLC, Inc. has several Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP*, Dollar Help*, Dollar More* & Heat Up*) designed to alleviate the immediate threat of utility service disconnection and assists with restoration.  Link to Energy Services Program Page

H2O Help Program

In partnership with Missouri American Water, CAASTLC, Inc. provides supplemental funding to customers who are facing disconnection of their water services. Link to H2O Help Program


Case Management is a customer-centered, goal-oriented process for assessing the needs of an individual/family and assisting them to achieve their goals.   The Case Manager “bundles” services, including education and employment options to assist the customer towards achieving economic security. Link to Family Case Management


A twelve-session substance abuse prevention program offered at CAASTLC, facilitated by certified alcohol and drug counselors utilizing informative materials and group discussion. Link to Substance Abuse/Anger Management Page

Anger Management Education Classes:

An eight-session program that uses cognitive behavioral theories for learning. The program places an emphasis on hope by providing methods to identify and manage anger.  Link to Substance Abuse/Anger Management Page

Employment Development Program:

Our Employment Program curriculum teaches job search techniques, retention skills, computer skills and resume building for the job seeker. Link to Employment Development Program Page

Life Skills Classes:

Classes are offered to help our customers reach their greatest potential through education and training. Classes are offered in the following areas: Health & Wellness, Financial Management, Parenting & Family Development, Home Management, and Energy Conservation.  Link to Life Skills Classes Page

Individual Development Account:

An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a matched savings account designed to help participants achieve their long-term financial goals – buying a home, home repairs, purchasing a car, starting a business or enrolling in a certified education program. Link to Individual Development Account Program Page

Parole to Payroll-Second Chance:

This program is designed to help ex-offenders find satisfying work by providing successful tips to navigate the job market, developing resumes that incorporate prison education and work programs, and tools to improve an interviewee’s performance. All participants will be assigned a case manager to assist with identifying all needs and goal setting. The Makin’ It Work curriculum is a core component.  Link Parole to Payroll-Second Change Program Page


CAASTLC collaborates with the St. Louis Area Food Bank and others to provide USDA commodities and nutritious food items to individuals and families needing help  Link to Food Pantry Information Page

Affordable Care Act Enrollment:

The Affordable Care Act program provides aid to individuals enrolling in healthcare plans through the Marketplace. CAASTLC, Inc. certified application counselors provide personalized technical assistance with the online application process. Link to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Page

 CAASTLC’s Seeds of Hope Farm:

Through our farm site in Spanish Lake, our main goal is to nurture a healthy food culture. Members receive affordably priced boxes of freshly picked produce and can shop at our farm stand. Volunteers have the opportunity to earn produce. The farm hosts farm dinners and cooking classes that are free for the whole family. Link To Seeds of Hope Farm


“James Ingram has been skillfully facilitating my cognitive skills programs for more than 12 years for The Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, making him one of the most experienced ‘Makin’ It Work’ trainers in the country. He is an insightful and dedicated teacher who brings his full spirit to every lesson. James has my highest praise and my strongest recommendation!”
Dr. Steve Parese, Author, Makin' It Work

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CAASTLC, Inc. is funded at $1,472,403.00 by Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds and $9,183,718.50 in total agency funding.  CSBG funds are received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division.