Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission, Vision, and  Values

West Central’s mission is to help people and communities reach their fullest potential by cultivating and coordinating resources, building partnerships, and advocating for change.  


West Central envisions a region where people and communities are thriving.


 We work to

Assist and Advance

rural families and communities.


Our work is guided by these values:






West Central Missouri Community Action Agency was founded in 1965 as part of a national network of Community Action Agencies dedicated to eradicating the causes and conditions of poverty.


We are committed to the national Promise of Community Action.

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.