What We Do

VAC’s mission is to help low-income individuals and families bridge the gaps between crisis and stability and improve quality of life in Boone County. VAC offers a wide range of basic needs services in the areas of health, employment, education, and housing for households in Boone County whose income falls below 200% of federal poverty guidelines

Why We’re Great

Voluntary Action Center is a vital resource for the City of Columbia and Boone County community, the best “first and last” place to go when someone needs help. Offering a wide range of services and with a comprehensive knowledge of other resources in the community, VAC is able to effectively meet client needs, leading to greater stability.

Why We Deserve Your Support

VAC demonstrates an ability to provide quality services, making the very best of available resources. The agency’s excellent reputation is the result of trust built and maintained for years. Donors can know that VAC is diligent in its administration and use of funds provided, working closely with other agencies to be effective for clients.

What We Need

Event support, office and technical assistance, non-perishable food for pantry, home cleaning and paper products, #4 and #5 diapers

Executive Director:

Nick Foster

Years in Service:



403A Vandiver Drive
Columbia, Missouri 65202







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