About Us

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SCMCAA About usThe idea of Community Action came out of the enactment of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) of 1964. The overall purpose of the statute was to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty in the United States. Under the Act, a federal Office of Economic Opportunity was established, state Economic Opportunity offices were formed, and new community-based organizations called Community Action Agencies evolved.

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency was incorporated in 1965 under the Equal Opportunity Act, 1964 as a not-for-profit Community Action Agency serving the counties of Butler, Carter, Dent, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon and Wayne.

"...it is therefore the policy of the United States to eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation by opening to everyone, the opportunity for education and training, the opportunity to work, and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity." Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson

What Is Our Mission?

SCMCAA About usThe mission of South Central Missouri Community Action Agency is to assist low-income families in their efforts to become self-sufficient by providing programs and services to improve the quality of their lives and the opportunity to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.

What Is Our Vision? 

For Families

All families are supported in their goals to be self sufficient.  They are viewed not as burdens to society but as productive citizens who can make a positive difference.  We envision families who have the potential to improve their own lives and the determination to help others.  Our vision is that all families are self reliant and have support systems in their community.

For Communities

Our community vision is not defined by geographical boundaries or stock market analyses.  We envision our communities as large families concerned with the well-being of all its citizens.  We want neighborhoods that are safe and growing, employers who are fair and rewarding and academic institutions that are innovative and achieving.  Our vision is that communities invest in their people, realizing that human investment reaps the greatest returns. 

For Agency

The agency will be a leader in south central Missouri by providing innovative and creative solutions for families and communities grappling with the effects of poverty. Through established partnerships and human connections we will use our best tools and resources against an enemy that threatens the lives and livelihood of the people we serve.  Our vision as an agency is to end poverty - one family at a time.

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency
2015-2016 Board of Directors

SCMCAA

About Us

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency is governed by a twenty-one member tri-partite Board of Directors.  One-third of the board is elected public officials or their representatives. One-third is representatives of business, industry, labor, religion, welfare, education, or other major groups and interests in the community.  One-third is individuals who represent the poor in the area served.  The tri-partite composition of membership provides for the actual problems experienced by the poor to be voiced by their representatives and responded to by the representatives of the business and local government.

COUNTY MEMBER SECTOR ORGANIZATION
Butler Judy Moss Low-Income CASA
  Ed DeGaris Public
City of Poplar Bluff-Councilman
  Robert Smith Private Attorney-at-Law
       
Carter Richard Clyburn Low-Income East Carter Co. Nutrition Center
  Eddie Ballard Public Carter Co. Commissioner
  Shirley Burke Private Carter Co. FSD
       
Dent Doug Walter(President) Low-Income Salem United Methodist Church
  Dennis Purcell Public Associate Commissioner
  Lelia Cotner(Vice Pres.) Private Dent Co. Shelter Workshop
       
Reynolds Dale Hawkins Low-Income Black River Baptist Food Pantry
  Doug Warren Public County Commissioner
  Beth Buford Private Great Southern Bank
       
Ripley Betty Hampton Low-Income Ripley Co. Sheltered Workshop
  Kim Cannon
Public City of Doniphan - City Collector
  Shelly Payne PC-Board Liaison  
  Ruth Austin Private Kiwanis Club
       
Shannon Colleen Detwiler (Sec.) Low-Income Shannon Co. Sheltered Workshop
  Roger Dillon (Treas.) Private Chamber of Commerce
  Shelly Mcafee Public Shannon Co. Clerk
       
Wayne Kim Combs Low-Income Clearwater Ministerial Alliance
  Chad Henson Public Wayne Co. Commissioner
  Bill McMurry Private Chamber of Commerce

 

Ann Smith

Ann Smith - Executive Director

Administrative Office

#1 Old Alton Road
P.O. Box 6
Winona, MO 65588

Phone: (573) 325-4255
Fax: (573) 325-4542

E-mail: scmcaa@hotmail.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday
                            7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Leadership Team      

Frances Akers - Executive Secretary

Myra Martin - Head Start Director

Todd Richardson - Energy Director                                      

Brandie Alley - Finance Director                                                     

Ginger Hill - Community Services Director 

Cindy Bridges - Youth Training and Special Projects Director   

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