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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. 

OACAC offers seven programs: Family Planning, Foster Grandparent, Head Start, Housing, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Neighborhood Centers and Weatherization.
As part of a nationwide network of Community Action Agencies, OACAC continues to fight poverty with new and innovative programs and expanded services for children through Head Start and Early Head Start.
From developing programs for families to initiating community projects, OACAC is committed to making the Ozarks a better place to live and work for all residents.



OACAC's Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons (REALL) Project Reaches all the Way to California!

OACAC's copyrighted REALL program is now being introduced to students as far away as California.  Click here!

For several years now, OACAC Neighborhood Centers' staff members have been conducting the REALL Project at schools in Missouri.  In recent years, we have offered "Facilitator's Trainings" to others who might want to bring the REALL Project to their communities.  We are so honored and excited that our project has made it all the way to the State of California!

Taney County Neighborhood Center Fundraiser!

One-Eyed Jack's Poker runs take place every Tuesday night in June at Chad A Fuqua Park in Hollister, MO. Cost is $10 to Run/Walk/Crawl for thirty minutes while receiving cards and having a GREAT time. Lots of door prizes in the works. Charities are Taney County Community Foundation, Crisis Center, OACAC, and Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society.  OACAC’s night is June 28 at 6:30 pm.  Please come out and support this event.  Funds raised will be used to help families and individuals in Taney County facing crisis situations.

May is Community Action Month!

May has been designated as Community Action Month in the State of Missouri.  


Click here to view Governor Nixon's Proclamation.

Give Ozarks Day!

Today is Give Ozarks Day!  Please consider giving a donation to OACAC by clicking here:  https://giveozarks.org/2016/oacac

100% of your donation will go towards helping individuals and families in need.  


Tomorrow is Give Ozarks Day!

Please don't forget to donate on Give Ozarks Day on Tuesday, May 3.  100% of your donation will go towards those who need it most!  

Allene Patterson-OACAC's Honored Area Board Member for April 2016!


Allene said, at yesterday's Board of Directors' Meeting, that over the last 40+ years, she has likely traveled more than 30,000 miles to and from board meetings and events. Wow! We thank her for her service and recognize her as our honored board member for April.

Give Ozarks Day is May 3rd!

OACAC is participating in Give Ozarks Day this upcoming May 3rd.  Plase click on the link below!





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Updated on May 25, 2016

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