• 2016 LIHEAP
    Energy Season

    New start date and information

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  • Women's Business Center
    Now Open!

    800 N. Providence Road, Suite 210, Columbia

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  • Landlord Weatherization
    Attention Landlords!

    No contribution required for weatherization on rentals.

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    Cafe Via Roma

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Volunteer with CMCA!

Regardless of who you are, what you want to do, or for how long, CMCA welcomes the skills and service that you have to offer the communities we serve.
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General Office Assistant & Receptionist

Works directly with Family Advocates and the Community Service Advisor to assist in light office work and greeting people at the front desk.  See Full Description
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5-20 Hours/Week

Community Services

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Head Start Classroom Assistant

Assists the classroom teacher by working with children on planned learning activities, and helping to keep the environment safe and clean.  See Full Description
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4-40 Hours/Week

Head Start

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Wine, Women, & Song

Wine, Women, & Song

Wine, Women, & Song is the first of it's kind in Columbia. The evening will be full of women enjoying wine, appetizers, entertainment, and song (men are welcome to attend also). It's perfect night for the girlfriends to get together, get dolled up, sip excellent Missouri wines, be entertained (or do the entertaining), all while raising money for an exceptional cause in Central Missouri, Head Start. The goal of Wine, Women, & Song is to raise money for the CMCA Head Start Program with the help of the Columbia community.

October 13th, 2016


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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance

Be sure to drop off or mail the signed application and any supporting documentation to: CMCA Energy Office, 800 N. Providence Rd., Suite 103, Columbia, MO 65203.
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Posted: Sep 16, 2015



Home Weatherization

To apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program, fill out the application completely and be sure to provide the required documention noted in the instructions on page 1. Contact (573) 443-8706 ext. 1958 with any questions.
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Posted: March 6, 2015


Check out more CMCA videos on our YouTube channel including virtual tours, stories from our clients, and other nationally recognized content.

 Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (573) 443-8706 ext. 1916 regarding video production and editing services.

Published on Aug 7, 2015 - PhotoVoice gives youth cameras, and lets them capture their world through photography. The vision of PhotoVoice is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard.

COMO Connect

City of Columbia and CMCA Partner on Bus Pass Program

The City of Columbia, CoMo Connect and Central Missouri Community Action's (CMCA) Mobility Management program, MO Rides Central Missouri, have partnered to distribute free bus passes to income-eligible persons. The annual bus pass allows a rider unlimited access to the fixed route busses for 2016 without having to pay a fare.

This new program is intended to improve access to reliable transportation for people with low income and to better connect the community in a manner consistent with the City’s strategic plan. Bus passes are limited. If you are interested in applying or would like to receive more information, please contact MO Rides Central Missouri at (573)777-5213 or CMCA Mobility Coordinator Anthony Nichols at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Suess Day

National Read Across America Day

National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) was Wednesday March 2nd but Head Start stepped it up and created Read Across Head Start and celebrated it all week long starting February 29th through March 4th, 2016! Head Start sites went above and beyond creating a fun week for the children and their families promoting literacy!