Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc. (d/b/a CAASTLC) is part
of a national network of federally funded Community Action Agencies
(CAAs), created by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs
administer various programs on community levels to assist low-income
people out of poverty conditions. Nationwide, CAAs help 11.5 million
people toward self-sufficiency. CAASTLC is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit
corporation that has provided services in St. Louis County for
over 30 years.
incorporated as Metroplex, Inc. in 1968, CAASTLC was founded as
a satellite agency of and administered by the Human Development
Corporation of Metropolitan St. Louis. In 1978, Metroplex, Inc.
became a separate designated entity to provide anti-poverty programs
for St. Louis County, excluding Wellston. In 1996, the agency's
name was changed to STEP, Inc. and, in 2003, STEP, Inc. became
CAASTLC. Our focus remains: to end poverty and help families who
are caught in poverty. Services are provided to 22,000 low-income
people in St. Louis County annually.
The mission of CAASTLC, Inc. is to end poverty.
We are committed to helping the families and communities
of St. Louis County prevent the conditions of poverty
for present and future generations.
Healthy families thriving in their community free
from poverty and social exclusion
A wide range of opportunities and accessibility
to education, healthcare, careers, and safe, affordable, energy efficient housing
Communities that promote economic opportunities
and business growth
Natural resources protected and sustained for the future
Community Action Agency providing low-income people
with emergency and crisis intervention services.
the poor to become self-sufficient.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Fair Housing Services Provider