We'd like to thank Walmart of Bethany for their $500 donation to be used for WHS supplies! THANK YOU!
For over 40 years, abortion rights and human life have been a political hot button in our nation and beyond. Since 1973 when abortion was legalized in the United States, over 50 million women have chosen that path. It is estimated that 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old.
CAPNCM Women’s Health Services hopes to help change those statistics.
The abortion rate among women living below 100% of the federal poverty level is nearly four times that of women above 200% of poverty. By providing low-income women access to low cost contraceptives and family planning information with the aid of Title X funding, the CAPNCM Women’s Health Services program has been helping to prevent unplanned pregnancy, and providing alternatives to abortion, for nearly 50 years. The program strongly advocates alternatives to abortion, giving women and teens other options when faced with what can be a very terrifying situation.
Not only does the WHS program help prevent unplanned pregnancy, it also helps to detect breast and cervical cancer, treat gynecological problems and infections, and help halt the spread of these infections.
These services are open to everyone, regardless of income, and clinics are currently available in ten locations across northern Missouri. If you would like to learn more about this program, or schedule an appointment to visit with our on-staff nurse practitioner, please call CAPNCM at 877-611-7600.
Many women living in northern Missouri rely on Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri for their health-care needs. Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri Women’s Health Services clinics are open to everyone living near our service area, regardless of age or financial situation. Fees for our confidential services are charged on a sliding scale based on the patient’s income; private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are also accepted, as well as donations from patients and the public.
CAPNCM’s Women’s Health Services schedules around 100 clinics per year where women can receive their annual breast and reproductive system examinations, family-planning information, and other related services from our on-staff nurse practitioner. The health clinics also provide limited services to men, most often related to reproductive health. Reproductive health services provided through the clinics include: complete examination of the female reproductive system, Pap Smear tests to check for early signs of cancer, breast examinations, diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecological problems and diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Staff can also provide education on birth control methods and on natural family planning. Birth control supplies are also available at the clinics. While the staff of Women’s Health Services focuses mainly on reproductive health, they do refer patients to other medical and mental health providers when needed.
More women are seeking low-cost reproductive health services while state and federal funds to help pay for these services continue to be cut. Nearly 350,000 Missouri women use publicly supported contraceptive care and the money spent on public health services is not wasted. For every government dollar spent on family planning services, an average of $7 is saved as a result of averting short-term expenditures on medical services, welfare and nutritional services. Regular annual examinations also can detect cancer and other diseases in early, treatable stages, saving patients and the public even more money.
CAPNCM’s Women’s Health Services offers clinics in Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Putnam and Ray counties. Most clinics are conducted during business hours, but some evening and weekend clinics are scheduled. For information or to schedule an appointment for a clinic, please call the CAPNCM office toll-free at 1-877-611-7600.
Orscheln Industries Foundation Inc. has made a $250 donation to CAPNCM to be used towards our Women's Health Services Program! Thank you!
As part of its on-going mission to lessen poverty across Missouri, Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is currently conducting a Community Needs Assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to help the Agency better understand the current state of poverty within their nine county service area. The information gleaned from this process will help CAPNCM improve current anti-poverty efforts and help them build future programs designed to target the biggest problem areas facing the residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan counties.
CAPNCM would like to invite all members of the community to participate by taking a brief online survey regarding their thoughts and views on poverty in their area. Respondents are free to complete as much, or as little, of the survey as they wish. No personally identifying information is collected as part of the survey or used in any part of the final report produced by the Community Action Agency. To access the 2017 Community Needs Assessment survey, please visit this URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KC3BZB5. Direct links to the survey have also been provided on the Agency’s website: http://www.capncm.org and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ghcaa2/. You can also request a printed copy of the survey be mailed to you by calling 855-290-8544.
If you have any questions regarding this survey or how the information will be used, please contact the Agency’s office.
Latest census data finds poverty dropping in north Missouri
Many Missourians still in need this holiday season
According to recently released census data, poverty within the nine county service area of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri dropped in 2015 to an average of 16.8% from a 2014 average of 17.7%. The number of children under the age of 18 currently living in poverty within the agency’s service area remained largely steady at just over 25%. Northern Missouri’s poverty rate remained higher during 2015 than the overall Missouri poverty rate of 14.8%.
Individuals are considered poor if resources they share with others in a household are not enough to meet their basic needs, according to the official census poverty measure. While poverty rate is an important snapshot, CAPNCM believes it’s important to remember poverty is more than a number.
“Poverty is multi-dimensional and unique to each Missouri individual and family who experiences it,” Aaron Franklin, Executive Director at CAPNCM said. “As a community, we must remember that poverty affects everyone. It impacts our children, our local economies, and our future.”
To combat the causes and conditions of poverty, CAPNCM provides local, direct services to low-income Missourians in the counties of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan. CAPNCM’s goal is to empower low-income individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. Programs such as energy assistance/LIHEAP, emergency direct client services, and rental assistance have helped people and changed lives throughout the Agency’s more than 50-year history.
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Join us for the 8th Annual CAPNCM Women's Health Services Holiday Expo, which has been scheduled for Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 9am – 2pm. The event will again take place in the Trenton High School gym and commons area! We would like to extend this invitation to you to join us for the day or participate as a vendor at our 8th Annual CAPNCM Women's Health Services Holiday Expo!
Visit this page for full details, links, and payment options: http://www.greenhillswomenshealth.org/annual-expo.html
Download the 2017 Vendor Pack
As of July 4, 2016, Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) will move to a compressed work week. This will change our hours of operation to Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:00pm, remaining open over the lunch hour.
In observance of Independence Day, CAPNCM will be closed Monday, July 4th. On Tuesday, July 5th our Trenton office will begin our new hours by opening at 7:30am and remaining open until 5:00pm. You will be able to reach our staff Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:00pm.
Our Women’s Health Services Department will not alter their current clinic schedule, and Missouri Works Assistance (MWA) staff will adjust their schedules so at least one staff person is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. With regards to our rental units, we will continue to follow the same after-hours protocol.
The definition of a compressed work week is as follows: Alternative work arrangement where a standard workweek is reduced to fewer than five days, and employees make up the full number of hours per week by working longer hours.
If you have questions concerning this change, please contact our office by calling 855-290-8544.