What can Mid Michigan Community Action do for you?
Consider Jack, Cathy and their 4 year-old son, Cody. Jack was a foreman at a local factory and Cathy was a nurse. They had recently purchased an older home and were in the process of fixing it up. Unfortunately, Jack was laid off and shortly after that, Cathy's hours were cut. Hard workers all of their lives, Jack and Cathy found themselves struggling to keep up with their bills. Winter hit hard and they found that owning an older home meant high utility bills which led to shut-off notices.
Unsure of what to do, they called Mid Michigan Community Action. They knew that Cathy's aunt recieved monthly commodity foods through them. Upon meeting with the Outreach Coordinator they learned that the agency would be able help them catch up with their utility bill and get them signed up for Weatherization which would provide a long-term money saving solution to their home's energy efficiency problems. They also learned about the Agency's free preschool program for Cody.
A year later, Jack is still looking for work, and Cathy has taken a second job. They have worked hard to make it through a difficult time. They got Cody signed up for preschool where he is doing great. The Weatherization program has begun work on making their home more comfortable and energy efficient--they expect to save 15-30% on their heating bills. Money is still tight; they had fallen behind on their house payments, but the agency's Foreclosure Prevention Program helped them budget and figure out a way to catch up.
We are not able to solve all problems, and unfortunately, not everyone qualifies for our programs. But we are able to provide resources and opportunities to families to help them get back on their feet. If you need help, we will do our best to find it for you, but we cannot help if you do not ask.
Please be sure to look through our services carefully as they do vary by county. Availability and eligibility do apply.