The Community Services Department acts as a catalyst for community coordination to bring about changes in our communities and to better the lives of the families we serve on a daily basis. One of the ways that we accomplish this is through Family Development Projects such as:
Intake, Assessment, and Referral, where heads of household are guided through the process of identifying what their needs are.
Family Support Case Management, an intensive, weekly visit one on one with participant families to assist them in setting and reaching self sufficiency.
Life Skill Classes assist individuals in learning better ways to handle basic living skills such as budgeting. We also offer week long Youth Life Skill Classes during the summer with a range of topics and activities geared toward 13-18 year olds who are in high school. Life Skills Calendar
Paperwork and Tax Information project provides tax preparation and electronic filing for Low Income families. This service is free of charge.
We also offer Community Coordination Resource Development to bring about positive changes in areas such as transportation, housing, and education. Listed below are a few examples of what MOCA offers. Click on the links below for more information:
Economic Recovery Resource Center
Step Up to Leadership Classes
Community Gardens ( Richland, Stoutland)
Health and Wellness Center
Party in Pink Zumba Marathon
Health and Wellness January
Please Call Community Service Department for any of the above prorams @ 573-765-3263.
We also have several programs to help with the unusually high cost of energy bills:
LIHEAP- provides energy assistance to low income families. The Energy Assistance portion of the program is for any holdhold who meets the guidelines and is available once a year.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)- is available to families who are in an energy crisis, have a disconnect notice and are unable to pay the bill. This assistance may be available more than once a year.
The eligibility for both programs are based on income and household size.