Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation reduces locations, hours

Sep 7, 2011 Full story: KFVS12 47

Cutbacks in the Federal Community Service Block Grant program which drives many of the services provided have caused the DAEOC to reduce locations and cut back on operating hours.

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Blu Tooth

Sikeston, MO

#1 Sep 8, 2011
My wife worked for Head Start for 17 years in several centers and says the whole thing needs shut down....and from the stories I heard I would agree!!
Another government program needing cut off!
well

United States

#2 Sep 17, 2011
I think a lot of their programs could be good for the community if they would put a stop to the people who abuse the programs. There are some people who treat the headstart program like a free daycare, then the kids who actually need a little help with getting ready for kindergarten can't get in because they don't have "spots" for them. The energy assistance is supposed be for those who have a little trouble during certain times of the year with utilities like the winter when heating costs get higher but instead they seem to cater to a handfull of people who just don't want to pay their bills.
well well

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2011
I can tell you from what i have heard..They have some serious money issues out there. That lady that took over " Jean" gas run into the ground and gas no sense of leadership or management from what i hear. Which is only hear say remind you. But look at all the people they have laid off this year. There are problems in every company but it seems every time you turn around something negative is being said about that place. So its probably true. They have such a high turnover rate makes you wonder. People helping people isnt a very good motto in my book. Alot of people need help and cant get it because of the idiots abusing the system. My mother cant even get any help on getting her home a little more energy efficent. All those trips thy make could stop yeild help for others. But hey what do i know if just an average everyday citizen.
guest

Dexter, MO

#4 Sep 18, 2011
why don't you call kfvs and ask them to do a story on the abuse of this program, or write a letter to the editor of area papers? Or form a group, create a petition requesting an investigation, and send it to the appropriate office (and let the media know you're doing it).

not tryin to be a smarty pants... but if it really bothers you, you're a citizen, exercise your rights, and if you KNOW of abuse (with proof) it is your civic duty to inform the "right" people.

the squeakiest wheel gets the oil after all. Hope the problems get worked out so those that NEED help can get it.
well guess what

Malden, MO

#5 Sep 19, 2011
I did just that on one case, I know a worker who was giving electric bill payments for her friend knowing they made more money, then the people in need couldnt get them. I think that is already under investigation
guest

Dexter, MO

#6 Sep 19, 2011
well guess what wrote:
I did just that on one case, I know a worker who was giving electric bill payments for her friend knowing they made more money, then the people in need couldnt get them. I think that is already under investigation
good for you!!! there a lot of people out there being dropped thru the cracks because of the abuse of the program.

more people should follow your lead.
James

Bell City, MO

#7 Sep 19, 2011
Cut out the Govt. programs and put these lazy ass people to work. They can get a job but most of them want a position. Hell, most of them wouldn't show up for work if they did have a position. Their favorite position is laying down. Do what you do best. Sikeston has family's that have been drawing welfare or goverment assistance for 3 or 4 generations. They teach each new group how to milk the goverment without lifting a damn finger. If you don't believe me take a drive around town and check the front porches in the middle of the day. What a waste.
Wondering

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Sep 19, 2011
Isnt there a pageant in saturday 24 to
Really

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 29, 2011
James wrote:
Cut out the Govt. programs and put these lazy ass people to work. They can get a job but most of them want a position. Hell, most of them wouldn't show up for work if they did have a position. Their favorite position is laying down. Do what you do best. Sikeston has family's that have been drawing welfare or goverment assistance for 3 or 4 generations. They teach each new group how to milk the goverment without lifting a damn finger. If you don't believe me take a drive around town and check the front porches in the middle of the day. What a waste.
Really? And how would you know what "these" people do in the middle of the day? Are you perhaps one of those on the dole? Hmmm.....
guest

Dexter, MO

#10 Sep 29, 2011
The only problem daeoc has is that the funding has been cut. Now a lot of older needy folks that actually need help with thier utility bills will sit in the cold and die of pneumonia or let thier water lines freeze up. You can find problems with any program but thier good has gone a long way helping the needy. Dont let the scammers ruin it for the deserving , find em, get them out and help support this vital program
i know

Farmington, MO

#11 Oct 6, 2011
I know first hand on the utility system that the girl there paid her friends utility bills knowing they were lying about income and not just once! I sent the proof to the state and heard they are goling to audit that area. Too bad they made cuts to a group that was selective about its help!
Guest

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Oct 9, 2011
I saw for myself them putting windows in a house that this person owns a furniture business. This was a couple of years ago.
TNT BITCH

Overland Park, KS

#13 Oct 14, 2012
My kid came home telling me that another child at school had slap, punched,push her down,&kick her! She had a black eye for more then a week. when my husband said something to the
DAEOC HEAD START that same day DFS was at my door they never took my kids but DAEOC told them that I had hurt my own child let me remind you she came home with the black eye from DAEOC if your child attend there I would speak to them about the other children even the teachers my kid said her teacher was also spanking her
Just Me

Sikeston, MO

#14 Oct 20, 2012
I agree that the DAEOC office need to be investigated. The talk is they are cleaning house I would like to know what is going on, what happen to Jean, and Dennis? Need to get that Jason out.
Loser

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Oct 20, 2012
Just Me wrote:
I agree that the DAEOC office need to be investigated. The talk is they are cleaning house I would like to know what is going on, what happen to Jean, and Dennis? Need to get that Jason out.
Sounds like they may have booted your ass, so you are trying to cause problems for everyone else.
Well

Euless, TX

#16 Oct 20, 2012
Wonder what we would do if we had to live like people lived in the old days? No government assistance of any type? When the funding finally runs out, we may all have to live that way. There will be a lot of crying going on then. Seems like everyone wants something given to them for nothing. It's expected. We're in a sad state of affairs today.
I know

Sikeston, MO

#17 Oct 20, 2012
You must be one of those that kiss ass to keep a job. Low income familes have the right to know what is going on with the program. If money is been miss used it should be reported.
Well

Euless, TX

#18 Oct 20, 2012
Get this straight. When the funding runs out we will all have to work to eat, and feed our families.
guest

Clarkton, MO

#19 Oct 21, 2012
Well wrote:
Get this straight. When the funding runs out we will all have to work to eat, and feed our families.
Without the bus drivers,cooks,and teachers these centers can't run. But all central office is worried about is pampering the center director.
alleycat

Eureka, MO

#20 Oct 21, 2012
Well wrote:
Get this straight. When the funding runs out we will all have to work to eat, and feed our families.
what a concept! who would ever think of working and supporting your family and paying your bills. WOW

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