Community Services

Program Overview

NECAC County Service Coordinators and volunteers are the first sources for people in need. Staff members provide a complete intake assessment of each client. The interview is designed to showcase needs in employment, education, use of income, housing, nutrition and health.

After the assessment, clients sign up for programs that will put them back on the path to self-sufficiency. If NECAC cannot help, it refers clients to other agencies in the community.

NECAC enrolls clients in agency-sponsored life skills classes such as pre-employment, budgeting, energy conservation and building strong families. Some programs require attendance at the classes to qualify for assistance.

NECAC provides networking through programs that offer people a chance to better themselves and their hometowns.

Community Services Programs make a difference in clients’ lives.

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Erin Grady, left, meets with NECAC Warren County Service Coordinator Desiree Antoniou.

Our Services

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help eligible Missourians pay their energy bill. LIHEAP also provides emergency services to those in crisis.

Family Development is an intensive, voluntary, one-on-one case management program to assist families. The program assists families through intensive case management including support (referrals, groups, linkages, and advocacy), assessment (identifying and building upon strengths), and goal setting.

Housing Choice Voucher assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing.

SkillUp Program offers a range of life skills workshop opportunities. These workshops include the following: Budgeting, Couponing 101, Energy Savers, Good Neighbor, Building Strong Families, Nutrition and Self-Esteem Classes.

VOICE Program offers a range of life skills workshop opportunities. These workshops include the following: Budgeting, Couponing 101, Energy Savers, Good Neighbor, Building Strong Families, Nutrition and Self-Esteem Classes.

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