Community Action Agency of St. Louis County

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Contact: George Robnett, Director of Housing and Support ServiceCAASTLCs
Phone: (314) 863-0015
Address: 2709 Woodson Rd., Overland, MO 63114

The Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) is part of a national network of federally funded Community Action Agencies (CAAs) created by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs administer various programs on community levels to assist low-income people out of poverty conditions. Nationwide, CAAs help 11.5 million people toward self-sufficiency. CAASTLC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that has provided services in St. Louis County for over 40 years.

The mission of CAASTLC is to end poverty. The organization is committed to helping the families and communities of St. Louis County prevent the conditions of poverty for present and future generations. CAASTLC’s vision has four main components:

  • Healthy families thriving in their community, free from poverty and social exclusion.
  • A wide range of opportunities and accessibility to education, healthcare, careers, as well as safe, affordable, energy efficient housing.
  • Inclusive communities that sustain economic opportunities and business growth.
  • Natural resources protected and sustained for the future.

CAASTLC manages a broad range of programs, projects, and services rooted in community, family development, and/or housing services. All focus on moving people out of poverty.

Originally incorporated as Metroplex, Inc. in 1968, CAASTLC was founded as a satellite agency of and administered by the Human Development Corporation of Metropolitan St. Louis. In 1978, Metroplex, Inc. became a separate designated entity to provide anti-poverty programs for St. Louis County, excluding Wellston. In 1996, the agency’s name was changed to STEP, Inc. and, in 2003, STEP, Inc. became CAASTLC.