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Support for Families

We believe a goal-oriented, relational, and whole family approach can change lives over time.

Our goal is to help individuals and families achieve self-reliance. As a leader in the movement to end poverty, CMCA offers programs and services to support low-income families using a whole family approach. This approach helps families improve family well-being, build economic stability, and develop healthy and lasting social connections. Each of these elements fosters the other and provides a comprehensive foundation for families.

If you, or someone you know, needs support, we can help!

Low-income families who work with CMCA have opportunities to:

  • Receive prenatal support and services.
  • Find quality, affordable early childhood education for their children.
  • Receive support to cover energy bills and to improve the energy efficiency of one's home.
  • Find safe, affordable housing.
  • Develop healthy relationship skills.
  • Develop job skills to obtain a higher paying job.
  • Learn to manage finances and plan for economic stability.
  • Much more.

No matter the need, CMCA is committed to providing the support and services needed to help low-income families not only survive but thrive!

Start Your Own Business

Research shows that one of the most effective ways to improve the economic security for a person living in poverty is to help them start their own business. Studies show that entrepreneurship generally provides a higher income for low-income individuals than traditional jobs. To facilitate entrepreneurship, CMCA offers the Missouri Women’s Business Center. This innovative center provides education and support for women (and men) seeking to start or grow a business.

The Missouri Women’s Business Center is a catalyst for economic development in our community by providing resources, support, and networks. Our offerings include classes, workshops, networking opportunities, individualized business counseling, and other programs.