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Action Network Links
Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) is a private, non-profit corporation. Incorporated over thirty years ago, CMCA is the designated Community Action Agency (CAA) for the eight counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage.
Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is a private
nonprofit Community Action Agency created in October, 1965, to
serve the needs of low-income individuals and families.
Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC) is a private,
nonprofit corporation, formed in 1965. The mission of JFCAC is
to advance, elevate, and promote the economic, educational, civic,
and social conditions of the citizens. The mission includes the
need to promote self-sufficiency and to strengthen the opportunity
to live in decency and dignity.
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA). The mission of Missouri Valley Human Resource Community Action Agency is to empower disadvantaged people in our seven county area to attain self-sufficiency through quality programs.
Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc. (MOCA) is a non-profit
community action agency, People Helping People. MOCA is dedicated
to helping families and individuals in the eight central Missouri
counties of Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, Miller,
Phelps, and Pulaski. MOCA's goal is to help low-income people
become self-sufficient. This is accomplished through the aid of
federal, state, local and private resources.
Ozark Action Incorporated (OAI) seeks to utilize available resources
to effectively assist individuals, families, and communities to
achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency, thereby, decreasing
the levels of poverty throughout OAI's service area.
United Services Community Action Agency is a private, nonprofit
entity, incorporated in December of 1978 to serve the low-income
citizens of Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri.
West Central Missouri Community Agency (WCMAA) is a community
based organization dedicated to bettering the economic, physical,
metal, and social well-being of all people, especially the disadvantaged,
by effectively coordinating and administering available resources
Community Action Program Legal Services Inc. A nonprofit membership
organization designed to provide expert legal services and legal
training to community action agencies.
Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA). The goal of
the Missouri Community Action Network is to nurture our relationships
with old friends and cultivate new friends in order to strengthen
our advocacy efforts for the low-income citizens of Missouri.
National Association for State Community Services Program. Our
Mission: To assist states in moving low-income people toward self-sufficiency.
The National Community Action Foundation - Advocates for the nation's
Community Action Agencies and the low-income Americans they serve.
Community Action Partnership - The Community Action Partnership
was established in 1972 as the National Association of Community
Action Agencies (NACAA) and is the national organization representing
the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working
to fight poverty at the local level.
www.endpov.com Since its founding in 1965, Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph (CAP St. Joe) has been helping low-income residents of Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and DeKalb Counties achieve economic sustainability.
www.communityservicesinc.org Community Services, Inc. is a private, non-for-profit corporation that contracts with Federal and State funding sources to operate programs and provide services to low-income, elderly, and handicapped individuals in Northwest Missouri.
www.daeoc.org The Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation (DAEOC) is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a local tri-partite board. The board is composed of eighteen persons from Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard counties in the Bootheel. The board consists of equal numbers of private sector, public sector, and low-income representatives. This organizational structure brings together local community leaders from each of the representative groups to respond to specific community needs.
www.eastmoaa.org East Missouri Action Agency, Inc. (EMAA), is a community action agency established in 1965 under the authority of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. EMAA primarily serves the Southeast Missouri counties of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Iron, Madison, Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington.
www.ghcaa.org GHCAA serves the Green Hills Counties of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan, with limited services to Carroll, Chariton, Clinton, DeKalb, and Ray Counties.
www.necac.org/Pages/index.aspx Established in 1965, North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has been managing and delivering an abundance of social service, community health and public housing programs to the low-income, elderly, youth, handicapped and disadvantaged through contracts and grants with federal, state and local governments, other not-for-profit agencies and private businesses.
www.nmcaa.org Since 1965, the Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency (NMCAA) has worked to help the less fortunate members of our communities in Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler and Scotland counties. Our efforts are directed towards alleviating the pain of poverty, moving families out of poverty, and reducing the recurrence of poverty.
www.oacac-caa.org Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) is a not-for-profit agency working toward alleviating the causes and conditions of poverty in the Ozarks. OACAC serves Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster Counties.
www.scmcaa.org South Central Missouri Community Action Agency is a private, not-for-profit organization working to help people, change lives and end poverty in a seven-county area of south central Missouri. The counties we serve are Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon and Wayne.
The Missouri Attorney General’s Check A Charity Web site. Missourians
who give to charity often have questions about what percentage
of their gifts goes to the charitable purpose and what percentage
is used for administrative costs. Donors now can find out this
information for hundreds of charities, including CAASTLC. The
information is provided as a resource to assist Missourians in
evaluating solicitations and giving wisely when responding to
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for
federal programs that promote the economic and social well being
of families, children, individuals, and communities.
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/ The Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The Missouri Department of Social Services. The Department of
Social Services is responsible for coordinating programs to provide
public assistance to children and their parents, access to health
care, services to the elderly, child support enforcement assistance
and to provide specialized assistance to troubled youth.
GovBenefits is an online screening tool that is free, easy-to-use,
and completely confidential. It does not require a name, phone
number, Social Security number, or any other information that
could be used to identify an individual. It does however ask a
series of questions about an individual, and then Gov Benefits
returns a list of government benefits which the individual may
be eligible to receive along with information about how they can
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
HUD's St. Louis office's Web Site. See what programs and opportunities
HUD is offering in St. Louis, Missouri.
The National Senior Service Corps (Senior Corps) is the network
of programs that helps adults aged 55 and older find volunteer
opportunities to help strengthen their communities. The Senior
Corps includes the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP),
the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), and the Senior Companion
Missouri State Government Web Site. Links to state departments,
plus, view Missouri statutes, find out about legislative committee
members and more.
St. Louis County, Missouri Government Web Site.
The White House.
Interest Web Links
http://www.seedsofhopefarm.org CAASTLC opened its “Seeds of Hope Farm” for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Spanish Lake, MO on July 24th, 2012. A CSA is a direct relationship between farmers and eaters where subscribers to the CSA pay a fee up front in exchange for a weekly box of fresh, locally grown produce, called a share. The main goal of CAASTLC’s Seeds of Hope Farm is to create a healthy food culture for all members of our community, especially low-income families who are often priced out of healthy fresh ingredients and forced to stretch their food dollar by buying processed foods.
http://www.assistedlivingfacilities.org/ Assisted living has emerged as a popular senior living option for those elderly people seeking a place to reside that offers medical monitoring and minor medical care while still offering personal privacy and freedom. Assisted living is licensed and regulated at the state level, which makes for a wide range of differences among assisted living communities. AssistedLivingFacilities.org strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States.
AWARE was formed to build a greater understanding among consumers
about how auto financing works and aims to ensure that potential
buyers of new and used autos have the tools and resources they
need to successfully navigate the auto financing process. In educating
consumers about auto financing and ways to make informed financing
decisions, AWARE seeks to ensure that financing remains available
and affordable to the broadest possible spectrum of consumers.
http://www.beyondhousing.org/ Beyond Housing, a St. Louis organization, strengthens neighborhoods one family at a time by providing affordable housing and homeownership services; providing support services to families, children and seniors; being a catalyst for community-wide rebuilding efforts; empowering residents to be leaders of their own neighborhood revitalization efforts; and promoting individual and community asset building. Beyond Housing is a member of the NeighborWorks® Networks, a national network of community-based organizations that improves and strengthens communities through cooperative efforts with residents, business people, government officials, and other partners.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. A nonpartisan research
organization and policy institute with an emphasis on low and
moderate income policies and programs.
US Census Bureau - United States Department of Commerce.
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child
Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start,
a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and Moral Start in life and successful
passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Family Education - Learning Network Parent Channel.
Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis is a community based agency
providing comprehensive programs that improve children’s lives,
strengthen families and impact communities by providing programs
that effectively connect parent(s) and children. Programs include
employment preparation, job placement, educational/vocational
referrals, counseling, life skills/parenting skills training and
child abuse prevention.
The Foundation Center - Your gateway to philanthropy on the World
Veterans Affairs Home Loan Guaranty Services.
The Mission of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is to provide
high-quality legal assistance and equal access to justice to low-income
www.newlifestyles.com New Lifestyles Online is the oldest and largest resources for Seniors, offering listings of Assisted Living, Nursing Home, CCRC, and Alzheimer's Care facilities. NLO has been offering free printed directories for over 15 years.
The National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early
childhood educators and other dedicated to improving the quality
of programs for children from birth through third grade.
The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) provides
Missourians with up-to-date social, economic, and demographic
information about their localities.
Rebuilding Together - St. Louis is an affiliate of a national
volunteer organization. It revitalizes neighborhoods in partnership
with the community by rehabilitating the houses of low-income
homeowners, particularly the elderly and the disabled, so that
they may continue to live independently in comfort and safety.
Rebuilding Together - St. Louis also renews neighborhoods by rebuilding
community centers, playgrounds and other community projects.
Annual Reporting of School Data.
SHARE Network is a unique resource to help customers become
self-sufficient. It is a network that brings together
workforce development partners, faith-based organizations,
community organizations, businesses and government agencies.
SHARE Network consists of committed service providers
and over 100 services ranging from Adult Employment and
Training Services to Youth Services. Use SHARE Network
to service provider information including address,
hours of operation, a list of services they offer
as well as a point of contact;
by county, location, service and/or by service
an online referral; and/or
a map to the service provider.
Socialserve.com. A free rental service for:
• Section 8 Properties,
• Tax Credit Properties, and
• Special Needs Housing
A listing of links, from A to Z of poverty related resources on
the Internet. A great resource for researchers.
Redevelopment Opportunities for Women, Inc. (R.O.W.). R.O.W. is
premised on the belief that every individual has self-worth and
is endowed with certain strengths and abilities. R.O.W.'s mission
is to create opportunities for women and families to pursue personal
and family development.
United Way of Greater St. Louis.
UrbanFUTURE is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation, which
sponsors social outreach programs for St. Louis urban youth. These
programs are designed to help inner-city adolescents improve their
academic achievement and personal character primarily through
the individual attention of volunteer mentors.
This site provides weatherization practitioners and other energy
conservation professionals with information related to the Weatherization
Assistance Program (WAP).