Helping People. Changing Lives.

Need Assistance?

We coordinate and administer resources for those most in need. We serve 9 counties in Missouri. For location information, click on the link below.

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Do you Qualify?

The link below will take you to general information about program eligibility guidelines. For more detailed information, please contact your local West Central County Outreach office.

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Looking for Employment?

West Central is a large organization and we are always looking for talented individuals. Click on the link below to see our current openings.

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Won't you consider donating what you can? Every dollar helps us fight the war on poverty and you can become one of our warriors, today!

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West Central Missouri Community Action Agency

We’re dedicated to empowering people to make positive change by coordinating and administering resources. We strive to be the voice in our communities and in our governments for those most in need.

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.

We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.



You can help make a difference in someone’s life today!


Please use the link below to go directly to our donations site.

You can give $5.00, $10.00, $20.00 or any other amount you choose.

You can be confident that your dollars ARE helping those who need it most, and those same dollars are staying LOCALLY in the West Central Missouri region.

You can even specify where you would like your money spent (i.e. Head Start, Women’s Health, Food Pantry, etc.)

  • A $5 donation will Sponsor one child to provide food for one weekend through the Nutritional Backpack program.
  • A $20.00 donation will provide gas to one rural family to receive medical attention at a metropolitan hospital or provide one senior citizen with one hour of homemaker care services (assisting with mobility, bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry and food shopping.)
  • A $50.00 donation will help fund an emergency assistance fund to provide utility assistance, rent or mortgage payments to keep a family from becoming homeless.
  • A $100.00 donation will provide a preschool child with a physical, dental exam or prescription eye glasses.
  • A $500.00 donation will provide dental supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and toothbrush cover) for 400 children.
  • A $1,000.00 donation will feed 145 families of four for a week through the outreach center food pantries.

Won’t you consider donating what you can, today?


2014/2015 Annual Report

The 2016 Poverty in Missouri Report is a report that provides a comprehensive snapshot of the poverty issues facing our state: Food, Health, Education, Housing & Energy, Family & Economic Security.poverty map

Click on the map above or here to download the report.

 West Central Missouri Community Action Agency

Celebrating 50 years of service! 

The Official Sponsor of
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency’s 
50th Anniversary Gala: 

(Please visit our generous sponsors by clicking on the images below.)

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An Official Sponsor of the West Central 50th Anniversary Gala:

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Read the full USDA Non-Discrimination Statement here. 

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