As of October 1st, 2015 Green Hills Community Action Agency (GHCAA) will begin doing business as Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM). We feel this change will help area residents more easily identify our organization among the many other businesses and entities with "Green Hills" in their name.
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director had this to say about the name change, "Green Hills Community Action Agency (GHCAA) has been a huge part of the 'Green Hills Region' for 50 years, and has served hundreds of thousands of people in tough situations needing a hand up. Over the years our Community Action Agency has had some name changes which was either due to a merger or because of the wording that was needed in the name at the time. Community Action Agencies across the Unites States do not have to use a certain name set by an overarching entity. Many agencies are identified by a certain area of the state in which they serve. The management team at GHCAA has discussed the name we currently operate by, and its effectiveness. I have always been a supporter of operating under a name that has 'Community Action' at the beginning of the title because I think people need to realize that we are a Community Action Agency. I do understand the importance of identifying the area in which we serve as well. Many businesses in north central Missouri operate with the words 'Green Hills' in their name, and for us it has created confusion with not only our customers, but customers of other businesses. We've also had vendor accounts that inadvertently have other businesses' charges applied to them, which creates confusion internally. As a result, starting October 1, 2015 GHCAA will begin operating under a DBA - Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM). We want the public to know that this does not change our current corporate structure, so all contractual and legal items will still be executed as Green Hills Community Action Agency. Starting October 1 we want people to know we are a Community Action Agency, so we are looking for name recognition in hopes of better serving clients in need. With this change we will be looking at updating the sign at our Trenton location, new business cards and apparel for staff, magnetic signs for our company vehicles, and updating our marketing material that show what types of services we provide. We think this will be a positive change long-term, but we do know it will take some time for residents of the area to become familiar with the change, so staff will be educating the public of this change frequently as they are out in the communities we serve."
Our office location, contact information, and the services we offer will remain the same. Questions or concerns, please call our office at 855-290-8544 ext 1038.
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