Missouri CAN presents Outstanding Community Service Awards at their annual conference each year. This year's recipient is Janet Hill, RN Consultant at the Caldwell County Health Department, pictured here with CAPNCM Executive Director Chris Small. Congratulations Janet!
Winter utility help ended on Friday, May 31st. As of June 1st, the Summer portion of the program began. During the summer months, our agency can only help with electric bills that have a current disconnect/shut-off notice. For more information, we recommend you read this page on our website, which has many valuable details regarding the program: https://www.capncm.org/energy-services.html
COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
GRUNDY COUNTY PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY
The Grundy County Public Housing Agency (GCPHA) administered by Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 8am at the Agency Office located at 1506 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton MO. The purpose of the meeting is to assist the Agency and the PHA Board in reviewing the PHA's 2019 Annual Plan and the Administrative Plan revisions (if any) that will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for review and approval.
The PHA Plan is a guide to the agency's policies and procedures for assistance in meeting local low income need. The PHA service area includes the counties of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston (outside city limits of Chillicothe), Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan with extended coverage in Andrew, Buchanan (outside city limits of St. Joseph), Clinton, and DeKalb.
The plan documents are available for review at the Central Office of CAPNCM at 1506 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton, MO. For additional information, call Debbie Dinsmore at 660-359-3907 ext. 1045.
Community Action Partnership hosted a VOICE with the Gallatin 5th & 6th grade classes on Monday, May 20th.
Bright Futures Gallatin received the Community Partnership Fund for the month of May. The funds will be used for their back to school bash in August! Receiving the check is Shonna Morrison, pictured here with Traci Fields of CAPNCM.
On May 14th, Linn County R1 juniors and sophomores participated in a Youth Leadership Day hosted by Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. The students learned about self leadership by participating in activities about values, communication, integrity, vision, problem solving and self awareness The National Guard came to help and brought outdoor activities for the students to participate in.
Linda Crooks, Trenton Mayor, and CAPNCM Executive Director Chris Small met today to discuss Community Action Month, as well as the needs of the Trenton community.
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri hosted a crockpot class Tuesday night April 20th at the senior center. Twenty-five people attended the class taught by Felicia Terhune and Traci Fields. Tips were given on different uses and how to clean a crockpot, also a presentation was given on some of the programs that the Community Action has to offer.
May Is Community Action Month
Observing 54 Years of Community Action Service to Those
in North Central Missouri
On August 20, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty. He knew then as we know now, that the war against poverty must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) was established in 1965 to wage the war on poverty in North Central Missouri by promoting self-sufficiency for those of limited income, ensuring that all residents are able to live in dignity; by implementing innovative and cost-effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; by providing support and instruction for everyone in need of assistance; and by being a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms.
“Community Action Month is a great time to honor and celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities across the country,” stated Dr. Christopher Small, Executive Director of CAPNCM. “Agencies are successful every day in helping families achieve economic security. Given that the needs of each family and community are unique, Community Action is able to use a range of resources and programs to meet local needs in creative and impactful ways.”
CAPNCM’s statistics underscore a positive impact on local neighborhoods. The group helps countless individuals improve their lives each year by providing them essential services and life-changing opportunities through financial education and job training, as well as making available affordable housing, economic development, health care, energy assistance, and more.
Despite experiencing budget cuts, shrinking resources, and increased demands for services during these challenging economic times, CAPNCM has been remarkably successful assisting the low-income veterans, senior citizens, families, children, students, and everyone in North Central Missouri to achieve and maintain economic security. As long-time CAPNCM staffer, Debbie Cribb attests: “Our staff is committed to their task of replacing disadvantages with opportunities because it is right, because it is wise, and because, in our hearts and minds we believe it is possible to conquer poverty in our lifetime.”
CAPNCM will host several activities for Community Action Month, so keep an eye on your local media, the CAPCM website, and CAPNCM Facebook page for more information on what’s happening across the Green Hills region!
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