Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Winter 2016

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Agency Briefs
On October 1st, 2015 Green Hills Community Action Agency (GHCAA) began doing business as Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM). Same location, same services, new name! www.capncm.org

EA/ECIP funding is still available to assist income qualified households with winter utility bills. We cannot provide same-day processing however, so please plan ahead in shut-off cases. (Utility bills consistently high? Try our Weatherization program to see if we can improve the condition of your home.)

Our monthly classes and workshops fill up FAST, so we again urge you to call in as early as possible to ensure you get a seat. Call our service center at 855-290-8544 ext 1021 or ext 1023

The Women's Health Services program website recently got a face-lift! Be sure to check it out.

Rent from us? You can now submit a work order for one of our rental properties via our website.

Our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program DOES currently have a waiting list for vouchers. All application appointments are scheduled at our Trenton office. To schedule your appointment, please call 660-359-3907 or 855-290-8544 option 5. You MUST schedule an appointment in order to apply.

Our Community Partner Fund program is accepting applications. We set aside funds to share with various partners in our service area who also focus on assisting low-income households. If you are interested in making use of these fund for your service organization, we welcome you to apply.

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2016 Brings New Class Sessions

We have added some new life-skills classes to the lineup for 2016. A rotating selection of these workshops are given monthly at locations in Trenton, Bethany, and Brookfield. If you would like to be added to the mailing list about upcoming classes, please call 855-290-8544 ext. 1021 or 1023.

Healthy Homes
Healthy Homes I & II – The National Center for Healthy Housing has identified 8 factors (Keep-Its)  that are present in all healthy homes: Clean, Contaminant-free, Dry, Maintained, Pest-free, Safe, Well-ventilated, Green (energy efficient).  Healthy Homes programming concentrates on health risks by understanding the 8 Keep-Its to prevent and correction conditions in housing that can make a home unsafe or unhealthy.
Infestations/Integrated Pest Management – Pests of all kinds can create allergens and be vectors of disease.  The prevalence of asthma, especially in children is and continues to an issue threatening children’s health.  There are some pests that are fairly common to homes that are associated with asthma or asthma symptoms.  Control of pests through pesticides can lead to poisonings and other neurological problems.  Integrated Pest Management has to do with care and management or maintenance.  It poses the lowest health risk to humans.
A Contaminant-Free Home – This class addresses exposure, health effects, sources and control measures of contaminants including asbestos, biological pollutants, carbon monoxide, environmental tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, lead, pesticides, radon, and volatile organic compounds. 
Poison Prevention – Unintentional poisoning is second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of overall unintentional injury or death.  This class addresses the factors that lend themselves to higher risk, measures that participants can take to assure the safety of themselves and their family members and the FDA guidelines for proper medication disposal.  Participants will also be given the opportunity to identify poison look-a-likes.
Home Safety and Home Assessment – Home Safety will address falls, poisons, fires & burns, water safety, choking & suffocation hazards.  Participants will learn how to do a home assessment with the provided checklist.  Household clutter has a big impact on your health and quality of life.  Participants will learn how to take charge and clear their clutter.
Building Strong Families
Take Care of You (Stress Management) - Over all, the classes are designed to help participants explore strategies to better deal with all of life’s demands.  Participants will be given opportunities to learn how to take better care of all aspects of their health; become more aware of how stress is affecting them; how to deal with stress in their life that they may or may not have control over; learn from and find opportunities in life’s challenges, and bring joy into their life.  We will address physical health, mental and social health, spiritual health and how our environment and culture can strongly influence all aspects of our health. 
Building Strong Families: WORKING - This session places more focus on the demands of the workplace itself and offers strategies for meeting them. It offers information and ideas for participants to better deal with paid employment, regardless of the particular job they hold. This program includes exercises for participants to explore their own strengths and skills and identify how they transfer to a work situation. Participants explore beliefs about working and receive researched-based information about what employers and employees really want. Hands-on activities allow participants to practice or discuss workplace skills.
Building Strong Families: CONSUMER BEWARE - This Consumer Beware workshop helps families be aware of possible financial scams, frauds and identity theft, and teaches families how to protect themselves in the marketplace. The information will help participants make better consumer decisions to get the most from their resources.
Building Strong Families: BALANCING RESPONSIBILITIES - Difficulties in balancing work, family, community and other responsibilities affect most Americans. Family members frequently feel rushed and exhausted. This module examines the causes and consequences of imbalance. Solutions are presented that can help family members achieve a greater sense of balance. Through various activities, individuals will better understand the importance of setting priorities, clear communications, delegation, negotiation and advocacy. Participants will set personal goals for themselves at the conclusion of the session.
2015 Women's Expo
The 6th annual CAPNCM Women's Health Services Holiday Expo has come and gone, and we would like to offer a huge thank you to all of our awesome vendors, sponsors, and donors for 2015's event. Plans are already underway for the 2016 Expo, so be certain to check the WHS website and the Facebook Event page to stay up-to-date.
2015 Sponsors
Trenton Co-op
Batson Fencing & Excavating
Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce
US Bank
Wahoo Concrete
Whitaker Eads Funeral Home
DJK Constructions, LLC
Chula Farmers Cooperative
Black Silo Winery
Barnes Greenhouse
Green Hills Chiropractic
el Nopal of Trenton
5 Star Chiropractic, LLC
Shippen Auto
Trenton Coke
Century 21
Cox Family Dentistry
Auto Glass Plus
Hometown Pharmacy
Grundy Electric Cooperative
Siemer Trucking LLC
2015 Donors
Brigid Read
People's Co-op
Batson Fencing
Whitaker Eads Funeral Home
Chula Farmers Cooperative
Baugher Angus Farms
Shippen Auto
D. Washburn
Mary-Sue & John McCullough
Dixie & Thomas Pickett
THS Mascots
Total Entertainment
New Faces @ CAPNCM
Steven Berry has joined the CAPNCM staff as a Housing Development Crew Member. Steven, a resident of Trenton, and wife, Denell,  have a  3 year old son.

Don’t forget these numbers when you need to get in touch with CAPNCM!

Phone Options
#0 Receptionist
#1 Utility Assistance
#2 Employee Directory
#3 Weatherization
#4 Service Center
#5 Housing
#6 Employment
#7 Women’s Health
Other Numbers
1.660.359.6619 (local fax)
1.844.503.1872 (toll-free fax)
1.660.359.2038 (LIHEAP fax)
1.877.611.7600 (WHS toll free)
1.800.735.2966 (Missouri TDD)

US Bank has made a $500 donation to the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri for use in employment/training support. Pictured are, from left, CAA Executive Director Aaron Franklin, US Bank Trenton Market Manager Kim Washburn, CAA Resource Development Manger Amanda Spencer and Acting Employment and Training Director Amanda Winter.


CAPNCM offers services to individuals to become self-sufficient by empowering them to obtain the resources needed to build strong families & communities.


CAPNCM envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to necessary resources and are treated with dignity.

Our Community in Action is a quarterly publication by Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. If you have particular programs that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, or if you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
1506 Oklahoma Ave.  Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 855-290-8544 | Fax: 844-503-1872
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director

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