"Helping people. Changing lives.

It's a Community Action thing..."

Ozark Action, Inc., is a Non-profit Community Action Agency. We serve 6 counties-Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Texas, and Wright.Each of the counties is rich with a sense of community and tradition. All of them contain picturesque communities with historic buildings displaying beautiful architecture. Looking closer at this area, however, is like peeling off the first layer of paint on one of the aging structures. Underneath, a number of problems exist. The area is overwhelmed by poverty and many needs are still apparent.

Our mission is to coordinate and provide services for people with needs so they can improve their quality of life.

The staff's primary objective is to obtain the information needed during the initial intake visit to provide a comprehensive assessment that will connect families with resources to provide stability and to reduce barriers to their self-sufficiency.

Community Services

The Head Start program provides a pre-school learning experience for three and four-year old children from low-income families and children with disabilities.Programs operate four days per week, four hours per day during September through May.

Head Start

The HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program is a major program for assisting very-low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford safe, sanitary, and affordable rental housing. Many families utilize rental assistance for a limited time.


Everyday, weatherization helps low-income families conserve energy, save money, and improve their living conditions. Weatherization is the nation's "best kept secrets." It is time to let that secret out! All applicants must meet income guidelines.


Affordable Care Act

More Missourians than ever now have access to health coverage under the new federal system and most people qualify for help in paying for their insurance. Ozark Action, Inc. would like to explain to our community about how the new Health Insurance Marketplace can help their family or small business employees.

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Community Action Team

As a voluntary organization, all funds are raised locally. If you would like to donate to CAT, we would appreciate your support. Donations should be made out to OAI-CAT and mailed to 710 E. Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Support from the six counties would be appreciated.

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OCDC Property

Ozark Community Development Corporation (OCDC) is a subsidiary of Ozark Action, Inc. OCDC provides oversight to housing throughout the region. Rental property is located in West Plains, Licking, Ava, Thayer, Hartville, and Mountain View. Please contact the housing department for more information.

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