The foster grandparents program provides low-income adult seniors, ages 55 and up, opportunities to mentor children at schools, day care centers, and other settings. Volunteers work with children individually and in small groups to provide support, guidance, and friendship for kids with special emotional, educational, and physical needs.
Early Head Start (EHS) is a program for ages 0 to 3 years. It provides child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.
Head Start (HS) is a program for ages 3 to 5 years. It provides opportunities for emotional, social, and cognitive development and support to families of low-income children to prepare them for success in school. The family health and wellness program, Eat Healthy, Stay Active, is offered through Head Start, as is the ICAN health and literacy program.
CMCA provides programs to support affordable and accessible housing. These include the Housing Choice Voucher Program and our Housing Development Program. We can also assist anyone wanting to complete and submit a USDA Home Loan request.
Working with community partners, CMCA builds and rehabs multi and single-family housing units to provide affordable, accessible housing options for low-income families.
Offered in partnership with the Mo Department of Social Services, SkillUp helps SNAP recipients obtain skills, training, education, and employer connections that lead to employment and on-the-job success.
This leadership development curriculum provides opportunities to low-income adults who are interested in becoming community leaders through service on a Board of Directors, as members of Community Action Teams and other community organizations.
The MoWBC is a catalyst for economic development in our community. Through classes including LaunchU, ASPIRE MO, and one-on-one coaching with clients, the MoWBC helps prospective business owners develop important connections with those who can support them as they launch a business. The MoWBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.