Due to cuts at Green Hills Community Action Agency to make sure the agency can weather the “economic storm” and continue to provide services to those in need in its nine-county service area, the agency will only be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., until further notice.
“Many employees are being affected by these cuts, so our ability to answer phone calls will lessen,” said Aaron Franklin, the agency’s CEO. “Please note that at some point our phone system will be updated to give more extensions for the department you need to speak with, so please be sure to listen carefully to the options.”
Franklin said the agency will not have a staff person answering the phone all the time, so a caller’s ability to reach his or her desired contact is important, and the best way to do so is by entering the appropriate extension.
“We will continue to provide updates as things change,” he added. “We would suggest in these very tough times that you make a call to members of US Congress speaking on behalf of Missouri and ask them to end the shutdown. (Sen. McCaskill's office: 202-224-6154; Congressman Graves' office: 202-225-7041). Although some staff have already been affected by the cuts made at GHCAA the start date for the change to office hours will begin Oct. 14.