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Community Action Network Links: Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council seeks to ensure equal access to housing and places of public accommodation for all people through education, counseling, investigation, and enforcement.

We work throughout Greater St. Louis and surrounding communities in Missouri and Illinois.  Our services are provided without charge to our clients. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.

Community Action Program Legal Services, Community Action Program Legal Services Inc. A nonprofit membership organization designed to provide expert legal services and legal training to community action agencies. Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City was incorporated December 14, 1978, formally known as United Services Community Action Agency and United Services of Greater Kansas City Community Action Agency. It is chartered by the State of Missouri as a private, non-profit corporation, serving counties of  Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties, Missouri. Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN). Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies, Allies & Supporters united to end poverty.

Community Action 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. 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.

Delta Area Economic Opportunity 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. 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.

Community Action Partnership of Greater St. 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. 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. 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.

Jefferson Franklin Community Action 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 Ozarks Community 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.

Missouri Valley Community Action 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.

National Association for State Community Services National Association for State Community Services Program. Our Mission: To assist states in moving low-income people toward self-sufficiency.

National Community Action Foundation The National Community Action Foundation – Advocates for the nation’s Community Action Agencies and the low-income Americans they serve. 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. 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. 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. 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.

People's Community Action Corporation People’s Community Action Corporation. On September 20, 2012, the Missouri Department of Social Services awarded the Community Services Block Grant contract to People’s Community Action Corporation (PCAC) in order to help meet and support the socioeconomic needs of the residents of St. Louis City and Wellston communities. This development will help further create an environment of greater community health and wellness.

South Central Missouri Community Action 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. 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.

West Central Missouri Community Action 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 and information.

Government Agency Links: 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 charitable appeals. 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. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

MDSS 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 apply.

HUD 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. Missouri State Government Web Site. Links to state departments, plus, view Missouri statutes, find out about legislative committee members and more. 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 Program. St. Louis County, Missouri Government Web Site. The White House.

Special Interest Web Links: 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.


Assisted Living Directory
Assisted Living Directory lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city. They recommend that if you are looking into assisted living for yourself, or a friend or loved one, that you take ample time to research each facility thoroughly. Any licensed facility in good standing may appear on their site. Their editors and contributors have been through the process of finding assisted living for their own family members, and they work hard to share their experiences and expertise with their users! They also provide trusted ways for you to get additional help, should you need it!

Assisted Living Facilities 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. strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States. believes everyone deserves to make smart buying decisions. We offer a variety of free resources, news and tools for more than 8 million consumers visiting our site each month. A leader in consumer advocacy, ConsumerAffairs has been featured in a number of prominent media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Forbes and AARP. 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.

Beyond Housing 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 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.

Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis. Annual Reporting of School Data.

Family Education 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 Wide Web. 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 people. 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.

NAEYC 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.

Office of Social and Economic Data 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. 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:

  • Link to service provider information including address, hours of operation, a list of services they offer as well as a point of contact;
  • Search by county, location, service and/or by service provider;
  • Create an online referral; and/or
  • Print a map to the service provider. A free rental service for:

  • Affordable Rentals,
  • 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.  ROW’s mission is to empower low-income women and their families to build safety, skills, economic security, and hope for the future.

United Way of Greater St. Louis United Way of Greater St. Louis. This site provides weatherization practitioners and other energy conservation professionals with information related to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).