OACAC celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May is National Community Action Month, and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Neighborhood Centers.

Community Action was established to help families and communities overcome the obstacles of poverty. Community Action Agencies serve 99 percent of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability.

OACAC serves 10 counties across Southwest Missouri including Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster. Neighborhood Centers provide an array of services including intake, assessment, and referral; case management, life skills classes, and community projects focused on education, empowerment, and ending generational poverty. 

To celebrate 50 years, the continued success of Community Action, and to connect with communities about the programs and projects offered by OACAC, Neighborhood Centers will host Open House events throughout the month of May. These events are free and open to the public. The Barry County Neighborhood Center Open House will be on May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.