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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.



Dade County and Lawrence County Neighborhood Centers have Moved!

OACAC's Dade County Neighborhood Center is now located at 2 North Main, Greenfield, MO 65661.  Lawrence County Neighborhood Center is now located at 203 Washington, Suites A and D, Aurora, MO 65605.  Please stop by and visit us at our new locations!!!

Family Planning Program Fall Fundraiser!

OACAC's Family Planning Program is having a Fall Fundraiser.  Please click here  to learn how you can support this vital program that provides healthcare and education to nearly 5,000 women in Southwest Missouri! 

Thank you to the Marshfield Community Foundation of the Ozarks!

OACAC would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to the Marshfield Community Foundation of the Ozarks for granting $800 to our Webster County Neighborhood Center.  This grant will go towards purchasing items for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for families in Webster County who need help this upcoming holiday season.

2015-16 LIHEAP Applications

If you received energy assistance last year and are non-elderly or non-disabled, your LIHEAP application will be mailed to your home after October 15, 2015.  PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD AND PRINT AN APPLICATION FROM THIS WEBSITE.

Thank you Metropolitan National Bank!

Marshfield employees of Metropolitan National Bank recently presented a check to OACAC's Webster County Neighborhood Center staff from funds raised during their "Casual for a Cause" event. We very much appreciate our partnership with Metropolitan National Bank and the dedication the bank's employees show towards striving to enrich the lives of those living on low-income in Webster County.  THANK YOU!

Be Warm for the Winter - Free Coat Give-Away

OACAC's Lawrence County Neighborhood Center is partnering with Aurora First Baptist Church in the 13th Annual FREE Coat Give-Away!  Children's and adult's coats/sweaters will be available. In order to be eligible, you must pre-register by calling our OACAC Neighborhood Center at 417-678-5031 or notify the church office at 417-678-3774.  

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Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE)

OACAC's Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE) project addresses the issues of vocational aspiration and career awareness in local elementary children. Last year, with the help of many community volunteers and professionals, we provided 32 VOICE simulations and were able to introduce various careers to 3,900 elementary school children! Thank you to all who have helped make the VOICE project a success. We look forward to 2015-16!

Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE)

OACAC's Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE) Program was featured on KY3 today!  Please click on the following link to view:


David O'Reilly Presented Outstanding Community Service Award!

At our August 25, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting, we were honored to present David O'Reilly with the 2015 Missouri Association for Community Action Outstanding Community Service Award. Mr. O'Reilly has been a supporter of OACAC for over 10 years and has donated over $46,000 to our Head Start Smiles Campaign, which helps provide dental services to Head Start children who are typically without dental insurance or require dental surgery due to severe decay. Mr. O'Reilly has been instrumental in helping to provide these services, which have changed our children's lives and enhanced their classroom experiences. On behalf of OACAC, and the hundreds of Head Start families you have helped Mr. O'Reilly, we THANK YOU SO MUCH!


OACAC News/Events

Updated on October 8, 2015

Updates on proposed budget cuts to Community Action Programs