Voluntary action Center

Responding to the Immediate Basic Needs of Individuals and Families within our Community. 

VAC provides resources for basic and emergency needs in the areas of health, employment, education, and housing. 
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service qualifications

We provide financial assistance with basic and emergency needs to low income people in Boone County.
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Community Programs

VAC offers several programs during the year that provide additional assistance to the individuals and community we serve.
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Upcoming Events

We host events to help fundraise for our community.
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VAC still has fans available for free to those who qualify. (Must live in Boone County and the household earnings are less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines). Lobby hours are M,W,F 9-12 and 1-4 or call 573-874-2273 to make an appointment. (If you don't get through, just keep trying. We don't have a hold system so if there is not a service specialist available to take your call, it will hang up after 3ish rings). Placing a bowl of ice in front of a box fan makes a difference in an unairconditioned space.We cannot stress enough how dangerously hot it is. Heat index values again look to reach 110F-120F. Exposure to these conditions is not healthy even in short durations. Please stay hydrated & limit outdoor activities. Check up on family & friends who may be at risk from the heat. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our 16th Annual Back to School Health Fair sponsors! Voluntary Action Center is grateful for the support of Kilgore's Medical PharmacyrmRaising Cane's Chicken FingersenColumbia Kiwanis Club of Missourif The Rotary Club of Columbia Missouria Missouri (Downtown RotaBurrell Behavioral HealthraColumbia South RotaryutComo Smoke and Firee and Fire, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #207. New backpacks and school supplies encourage a successful beginning for many Boone County K-12 students entering a new school year! 📚✏️✂️📓 ... See MoreSee Less
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Responding to the immediate basic needs of individuals and families within our community. 

403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia MO 65202 | Phone: 573-874-2273 | Fax: 573-874-9172 | vac@vacmo.org
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