There will be a Grundy County Public Housing Agency Board Meeting on January 16, 2019 (Wednesday) at 8:00am in the CAPNCM Conference Room. This meeting is open to the public.
Pictured below are Traci Fields with CAPNCM and Marty Hawkins of Amy’s Story - a literacy foundation. Amy’s Story received the Community Action Partnership Fund grant for the month of November.
Andrea Henderson with Tri County R7 School received the Community Partnership Fund for the month of November. The school will be using the funds for Character Education resources. Also pictured are Traci Fields and Felicia Terhune from CAPNCM.
Propane Customers Receiving LIHEAP (energy assistance): when your tank nears 20% or less, please remember to contact your propane company and ask them to send us a written statement showing the cost of 200 gallons of fuel.
Per state regulations, we are not able to pay for more than 200 gallons at a time, and for this reason ask that you not pre-order your propane and then send in a bill for propane you have already received.
Phone: 660-359-3907 OR toll-free 855-290-8544 option #1 OR extensions 1058, 1026, or 1057
YOU WILL HAVE TO LEAVE A VOICEMAIL WHEN CALLING OUR ENERGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT.
Fax: 660-359-2038 OR 660-359-6619 OR toll-free 844-503-1872
eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Mailing Address: 1506 Oklahoma Ave, c/o LIHEAP, Trenton, MO 64683
Longtime employee Linda Baugher recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with co-workers at Green Hill Community Action Agency/Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM). Linda began working at CAPNCM, December 4th, 1978, and has continuous service since then in the Women’s Health Services Department.
Co-worker Debbie Cribb gave a salute saying, “Linda has served CAPNCM so very well over these last forty years. While we have seen many changes in how we assist people out of poverty, she has remained a steadfast member of our team through thick and thin. We are a much better agency because of her dedication towards our goal of ‘Helping People, Changing Lives’”.
CAPNCM recognizes and honors Linda for her years of service!
The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) welcomes new executive director, Dr. Christopher A. Small who recently began with the agency. Many from north central Missouri know the organization as Green Hills Community Action Agency. Several years ago the agency began doing business under the name of Community Action Agency of North Central Missouri.
Dr. Small comes to CAPNCM with a wide variety of leadership experiences, and a background of service. Most recently, he was Training Manager with the Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN) in Jefferson City. Missouri CAN is the statewide association for all nineteen community action agencies across our state. While at Missouri CAN, Chris’ responsibilities included designing training and professional development opportunities to meet the needs of all community action agencies in Missouri. In addition, he was responsible for event planning including the flagship annual conference.
Chris spent a long career in K-12 public education as teacher, principal, and superintendent before moving into community action. He commented, “I am so very excited to be serving the people of north central Missouri and our staff here at CAPNCM. We have such a dedicated and committed group of folks who work tirelessly to help those in need find a pathway to sustained living. I look forward to walking with our staff and serving them as, together, we help those in poverty find a better life.”
At CAPNCM, we focus on assisting low-income people in their efforts to become self-reliant. We strive to work in partnership with the state, counties, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities. The goal of these services and activities is to address and ease the misery of poverty, replace despair with opportunity and hope, make known the plight of the poor, focus in on people, individuals, families, communities, and facilitate problem solving.
In recent weeks Chris has been asked often, Why north central Missouri? “I jumped at the chance to lead again, after serving as a public school superintendent for twenty-four years in several districts. I love teaching those around me and working to bring out the potential in all. We are all leaders and can make a much bigger positive impact than we imagine for those most in need across our communities in the nine counties we serve. At its core, leading is teaching.” Having literally taught students from early childhood through doctoral students, Chris finds himself now leading the charge at CAPNCM with a new sense of mission and focus.
“The motto of community action is ‘Helping People, Changing Lives’. It’s my role to bring out the best in our staff, develop our Board of Directors to be strong advocates for our mission, identify strong sources of funding, and give back to the communities across north central Missouri. That’s no small task, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
Chris has bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He holds a Ph.D. in school/higher education leadership and research from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. When not “formally” working, he enjoys speaking to groups and conferences in what he hopes to be another aspect of his career someday. His wife Kelli is children’s therapist as a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. They have two boys who are students at Missouri State University in Springfield.
It's that time of year again where we ask you all to PLEASE be patient with our staff as we sort through the thousands (yes, thousands) of applications we have already received for the energy assistance program. We are all working just as fast as we can to get every household registered, processed, and etc. and would like to remind you that belligerence or any kind toward staff members will not be tolerated. Phone calls and messages ARE being returned multiple times per day, so it is very important for you to leave your name and a working number in your voicemails to us. Please remember - if you do not answer your phone or have your own voicemail set up when we return calls, there is no way for us to get back in touch with you.
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