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aboutushomeEast Missouri Action Agency has been serving Southeast Missouri since 1965 and currently helps more than 18,000 individuals every year.
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Community Services

Through the Community Services Department, EMAA provides assistance to low-income individuals and families in our service area via five basic program components: Family Intake, Assessment and Referral, Community Outreach, Emergency Assistance, Family Support, and Self-Help Programs.


Women’s Wellness

Women’s Wellness Center services include: complete physical exams, Pap smears, breast exams, screening for anemia, cholesterol, diabetes and bladder infections, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and vaginal infections, education and referral for HIV testing, birth control methods and pregnancy testing.



East Missouri Action Agency’s Housing program provides rental assistance through the Section 8 Rental Voucher program which is funded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing.

The Housing Waitlist will open October 19th, 2016 from 8am -10am.




Head Start

Head Start offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of communities in rural Missouri. There are ten Head Start centers, offering full-day services. Over 700 children annually participate in Head Start in the eight counties EMAA serves.