Taney County assistance programs.
If you or your family is struggling, especially in the current economic environment, the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Taney County Neighborhood Center wants local families and individuals to know that they can apply for help with both emergency and non-emergency needs and bills that they may have.
Asking for assistance is the first step in the process of getting back on your feet. OACAC's Taney County Neighborhood Center serves as the point of entry for those in need of services and access to resources. After making an appointment at the community action agency, a family resource specialist will set up a time to meet with families and discuss their personal financial situation. After this process is compete they will refer the applicant to the OACAC community programs that can help them in their situation.
A wide variety of services and resources are offered through the Taney County Neighborhood Center, including emergency assistance, family support, targeted coaching, school readiness fairs, workshops, and other community projects.
Get help with heating bills from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):
Low to moderate income people can get access to two separate programs. They include Energy Assistance, which provides a one-time cash grant/payment for assistance with winter heating costs for income eligible households. The second part of LIHEAP is the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP), and this provides relief for eligible households to alleviate an energy-related crisis during both the winter and summer months.
Free Counseling and Advice
At the OACAC community action agency, they want clients to succeed over the long term. To help ensure that occurs, they offer a variety of classes and programs throughout the year that are aimed at helping people become self-sufficient over the long term. Workshops and counseling cover many subjects including:
- Debt Help.
- Finding and Keeping a Job, and Job Training
- Budgeting Skills
- Health Management
- Referrals to programs such as Free Health Care
- Money Management
- Parenting Skills
- Foreclosure mediation, that can help a homeowner keep their home.
As you will see above, a focus of the non-profit is on providing self-sufficiency, reducing unpaid debts and improving the financial condition of Taney County residents. Workshops and one on one sessions may be offered in this capacity. Continue debt help resources.
Neighborhood Center Services
The following resources and services are offered through our Neighborhood Centers:
- Family Support, such as rent help
- Emergency Assistance (as funding allows)
- Community Projects
For more information about the programs and resources available, or to apply, please stop by the Taney County Neighborhood Center at 115 Corporate Place, Branson, Mo., or call them at 239-1882.