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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Education, Human Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Helping people. Changing lives. Engaging communities to end poverty.

Geographic areas served: Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and DeKalb Counties in Northwest Missouri

Programs: Early childhood education - provides child and family development services to families who are at or below federal poverty guidelines, as well as serving children with diagnosed disabilities. Approximately 475 clients served.

weatherization services - we reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Approximately 60 homes.

energy assistance - provides emergency heating and cooling assistance to families at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. Approximately 2,868 clients served.

housing programs - this program provides affordable housing, both rental and for sale, to families and individuals who meet income guidelines or have disabilities. Approximately 37 clients served. Community services - provides direct client services and is involved in community projects that promote and support family and community economic and social stability and well-being. This includes utility assistance, case management, assessment and referral services, car repairs and back to school fairs. It also includes community projects focused on financial stability, childcare quality and access, college admissions and workforce development. Approximately 1,923 clients served. Emergency assistance - comprised of several different programs designed to prevent homelessness, to assist clients in getting documents and/or transportation to attain/retain employment, and to provide assessment and referral support to meet the emergency needs of a family or individuals. Approximately 180 clients served. Employment & training - provides support services to low income and dislocated job seekers so they can obtain employment and self-sufficiency wages. Approximately 894 clients served.

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