Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
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. Our focus remains: to end poverty and help families who are caught in poverty. Services are provided to 44,000 low-income people in St. Louis County annually.
The mission of CAASTLC, Inc. is to “END POVERTY”
We are committed to helping families who are caught in poverty.
We are committed to helping the families and communities of St. Louis County prevent the conditions of poverty for present and future generations.
- Healthy families thriving in their community free from poverty and social exclusion
- A wide range of opportunities and accessibility to education, healthcare, careers, and safe, affordable, energy efficient housing
- Inclusive communities that sustain economic opportunities and business growth
- Natural resources protected and sustained for the future