Upon declaration of the “War on Poverty,” which resulted from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson created what has grown to over 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the nation – together Helping People, Changing Lives.
Since our creation on April 14, 1964, Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph has been partnering with low income families, individuals and communities in Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and DeKalb Counties, Missouri to help them achieve economic and social stability; to build community, and to advocate for social and economic justice.
Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph provides emergency assistance for low-income individuals and families in the form of utility and rental assistance. We work to create safe and affordable housing opportunities through our Housing Development program. Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide early childhood education, nutrition, mental health, and social services to low-income children and their families.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph is to help people, change lives and engage communities to end poverty.
The vision of Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph is a community committed to ending poverty.
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
We invite you to join us by becoming a Community Action Supporter by volunteering, advocating, or making a donation.
To learn more about the War on Poverty, to take a tour of our programs or simply come in to visit and chat about how you can take action against poverty, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.