Attention MVCAA Customers

May Office Closing(s)

Our offices will be closed on Monday,
May 27th in observance of the
Memorial Day holiday.  We will resume normal business hours on
Tuesday, May 28th.

New Family Resource Center Office Hours

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To start the Head Start application process, please click on the Interest Form button.


To view the Homeless Missourians Information System (HMIS) Privacy & Security Notice, please click on the view button.


Ask About Our Poverty Simulations.

Poverty Simulations help the general public become aware of the stinging effects of poverty, and how it impacts families and individuals on a daily basis. This project has been instrumental in building a better understanding of poverty issues, increasing community involvement, and creating more compassion for low-income individuals.

As more community members learn the real facts about how poverty affects families, they are more apt to become viable players in the fight against poverty.

Our Service Area:

MVCAA serves the following counties: Carroll, Chariton, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray and Saline.

This project is funded at less than 1% of federal funds received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided by Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division.

Head Start & Early Head Start


Eligibility includes income requirements and children who meet special circumstances.

Learn more.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted anytime. Contact the nearest Head Start or Family Resource Center, or the MVCAA corporate office.

Interest Form

To start the application, complete the Interest Form.

Learn More

For more information, follow the links to learn more about Head Start and Early Head Start.