Park Hills, MO, – East Missouri Action Agency, Inc. (EMAA) presented its Outstanding Service to Community Action Award to The St. Francois Community Partnership (SFCCP) at the 2016 Missouri CAN Annual Conference. This award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have contributed to Community Action’s mission of “helping people and changing lives.”  Missouri CAN is the statewide network of Community Action Agencies, Allies, and Supporters united to end poverty.

SFCCP was nominated due to the steadfast support of EMAA’s mission to help families in our service area and commitment to end poverty. SFCCP and EMAA have collaborated on projects over the years including Back to School Fairs, Season of Hope Christmas project, sharing resources for families in need, and the  overall mission of fighting poverty. This is a relationship EMAA is very proud of and the agency was honored to present this award to such a worthy organization and partner.

EMAA covers eight counties in Southeast Missouri and as a Community Action Agency is tasked with ending poverty in our area. EMAA has four departments including: Community Services, Head Start, Housing, and Women’s Wellness. Within these departments our agency works with thousands of impoverished individuals and families each year to improve their lives. EMAA is proud of this work and will continue to strive to pull people out of poverty.

With local partners such as The St. Francois Community Partnership, East Missouri Action Agency can succeed in their efforts to help people help themselves and each other.


Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN) is the statewide network of Community Action Agencies, Allies, and Supporters united to help people and change lives. Missouri’s 19 nonprofit Community Action Agencies provide localized, direct services to low-income Missourians in every county. Missouri CAN advocates for low-income families and strengthens the Community Action Network through education and training. Together, Missouri CAN be a state where all thrive. Join us at