If GHCAA does not provide services in your local area, rest assured there is a Community Action Agency that does. If you are seeking help, please visit the agency web sites listed below. Missouri has a total of 18 Community Action Agencies, and every county in the state of Missouri falls under the umbrella of one of these agencies.

In addition to other agencies, links have been provided to specific areas of special interest, such as more information about certain programs, national movements, and government agencies. We hope you will find this list of links useful.

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Community Action Network

Central Missouri Community Action
CMCA is the designated Community Action Agency for the eight counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage.

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
CAASTLC is a Community Action Agency serving St. Louis County.

Community Action Partnership of St. Joseph
(CAP of St. Joseph), is the designated Community Action Agency serving the needs of low-income families in Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, and DeKalb Counties in Northwest Missouri.

Community Services, Inc. of Northwest Missouri
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 Corporation
(DAEOC) is a private, not-for-profit organization serving the counties of Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard counties in the Bootheel.

East Missouri Action Agency
EMAA is a not-for-profit Missouri corporation serving the counties of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Iron, Madison, Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington.

Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area
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
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 Action, Inc.
MOCA is dedicated to helping families and individuals in the eight central Missouri counties of Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Phelps, and Pulaski.

Missouri Valley Community Action Agency
MVCAA – The mission of Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is to empower disadvantaged people in our seven-county area to attain self-sufficiency through quality programs.

North East Community Action Corporation
(NECAC) is dedicated to assist the disadvantaged within our 12 county service area in their efforts to rise above poverty by providing needed services to enable each individual to function at his or her own improved financial, physical, mental and social level.

Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency
NMCAA provides services to Adair, Clark, Knox, Scotland and Schuyler counties.

Ozark Action, Inc.
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.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation
"It is the mission of the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation to improve the quality of life by reducing poverty and strengthening families and communities."

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
The counties we serve are Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon and Wayne.

United Services Community Action Agency
To eliminate poverty among the people of Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri.

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency
WCMCAA is a community based organization dedicated to bettering the economic, physical, mental, and social well-being of all people, especially the disadvantaged, by effectively coordinating and administering available resources and information.

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 Action Program Legal Services Inc.
CAPLAW is a nonprofit membership organization designed to provide expert legal services and legal training to community action agencies.

National Association for State Community Services Programs
National Association for State Community Services Program's Mission: To increase the capacity of the states to prevent and reduce poverty.

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

Special Interest

Center of Budget and Policy Priorities
A nonpartisan research organization and policy institute with an emphasis on low and moderate income policies and programs.

Children's Defense Fund
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 a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Children's Trust Fund
Your License To Care.

Housing Assistance Council
HAC is a national nonprofit corporation created to increase the availability of decent and affordable housing for low-income people in rural areas throughout the United States.

Learning Center
Learning Network Parent Channel

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Annual Reporting of School Data

Missouri Head Start Association
The mission of MHSA is to conduct education, resource development and research activities to advance Head Start thereby enhancing child and family development.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - Division of Workforce Development
The Division provides services for businesses and job seekers through the Missouri Career Centers and The Division works with a number of strategic partners to "skill-up" Missouri's workforce for today's business and industry needs.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The NAEYC is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis
OSEDA provides Missourians with up-to-date social, economic, and demographic information about their localities.

Residential Energy Services Network
The RESNET mission is to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock and to justify more families for home ownership.

The Foundation Center
Your gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web.

United Way 211

2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day and urgent needs: Basic Human Needs, Physical & Mental Health Resources, Employment Support, Income Tax Credit (EITC) Filing Assistance, Support for the Elderly, Support for People with Disabilities, Support for Children, Youth and Families, Volunteer/Donor Opportunities, Help in Non-Emergency Crisis Situations

Government Agencies

Missouri State Government
Missouri State Government Web Page. Links to state departments, plus, view Missouri statutes, find out about legislative committee members and more.

The White House

Caldwell County

Caldwell County News

Hamilton Public Library

Caldwell County Resource Guide

Hamilton R-2 Schools

Daviess County

Gallatin North Missourian Newspaper

Grundy County

Trenton R-IX School

City of Trenton

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

North Central Missouri College

Harrison County

City of Bethany

Linn County

Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

City of Marceline

Marceline Chamber of Commerce

Bucklin R-II School District

Linn County R-1 School

Meadville R5 School District

Livingston County

Access II


Community Options

Hope Haven Industries, Inc.

Senior Corps

Goodwill Industries

Salvation Army

Red Cross

City of Chillicothe

Livingston County

Great Hires. Org

Livingston County C2000 Team
424 Locust St.
Chillicothe, MO 64601
PH: 660-707-0320
FX: 660-707-0320
Primary Contact: Della Tracy

Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance
2971 N. Washington
Chillicothe, MO 64601
PH: 660-646-3563
Primary Contact: Tim Buerky 

Economic Development
Main Street Chillicothe
PO Box 1022
Chillicothe, MO 64601
PH: 660-646-4071
FX: 660-646-5571
Primary Contact: Crystal Narr

Regional Hospice
1210 S. Main St.
Gallatin, MO 64640
PH: 877-663-2168
FX: 660-663-2292
Primary Contact: Robyn Armstrong

Mercer County

Mercer County Library

Mercer R-III School

Princeton R-V School

Mercer County Health Department
305 W. Main St.
Princeton, MO 64673

Princeton Housing Authority
801 Hickland
Princeton, MO 64673

Open Hands Food Pantry
Hwy 65
Princeton, Mo 64673

Mercer County Senior Center
110 S. Broadway
Princeton, MO 64673

Mercer County Family Support Division
501 W. Main St.
Princeton, MO 64673

Putnam County

University of Missouri Extension (Putnam County)

Putnam County R-I School

Ministerial Alliance
313 S. 16th St.
Unionville, Mo.  63565
Contact: Walter Griffin

Public Health Unit
1613 Grant St.
Unionville, Mo.  63565
Contact: Ericka Klingner

Head Start
701 S. 18th St.
Unionville, Mo.  63565
Contact: Shelby Evans

P.C. Café & Resource Ct.
116 S. 17th St.
Unionville, Mo.  63565
Phone: 660-947-2529
Contact: Mary Clapham

Caring Co-op Neighbors
Hwy. E. West
Milan, Mo. 63556
Phone: 800-279-2264
Contact: Sharon Howard
This program serves clients of North Central Missouri Electric Company, living in Sullivan, Putnam, and Linn Counties

USDA Rural Development
2410 S. Franklin St.
Kirksville, Mo.  63501
Phone: 660-665-3274

S. Jamison St.
Kirksville, Mo.  63501
Phone: 660-627-7245
Contact: Brenda West

1613 Grant St.
Unionville, Mo. 63565
Contact: Carrie Guffey

Lions Club
508 S. 16th St.
Unionville, Mo.  63565
Phone: 660-947-2513
Contact: Phyllis Pickering

Sullivan County

Milan Schools

Milan Standard Newspaper