During this year's tax season, our 25 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers (two pictured above) processed 691 returns bringing $576,712 back into our communities to help individuals and families.
Each year, our volunteers do incredible work for this program, and this year in particular they continued to deliver this valuable program while adapting to processing low-contact returns to comply with social distancing procedures.
Thank you to each and every one of our volunteers for making this program possible!
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Summer Associates receive benefits including a living allowance. Anyone 18 years or older by June 21st, 2021 can apply for this incredible opportunity!
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Did you know our Early Head Start program provides support and resources for families from the time they're expecting through the toddler years? Give your child the best start with Early Head Start! Complete an interest form online or call or text 1-877-386-4406. This program is available to those who are pregnant or have a child from birth through three in Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland, and Osceola Counties.
“We have continued to provide Early Head Start services including families basic need support, early education and infant/toddler development, family support, and community resources. The health and well-being of the children, families and staff is always our highest priority. Now more than ever we can provide a warm blanket of support for our new families and young children,” said Sue Harvey, Early Childhood Director at Mid Michigan Community Action.
We are excited to announce that May is Community Action Month! This month is a celebration of the accomplishments of Community Action Agencies across the country who are a robust state and local force—reaching individuals and families in 99 percent of America’s counties with life-changing services that create pathways to prosperity.
As a Community Action Agency, Mid Michigan Community Action is committed to the Promise of Community Action: to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Over the last year, we have faced unprecedented challenges from the pandemic to the flood to remote working. Throughout, our staff rose to meet the rapid-fire changes as we strove to continue serving our communities while adding new programs and services. We can help with food, housing, early childhood education, eviction prevention, home energy savings, energy assistance, employment support, homebuyer assistance, and more! Learn more about all the ways we are serving our communities.
Low-income seniors 60 and over may be eligible for our food box program! Register at the next distribution site near you. Seniors in Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland, and Osceola Counties, call 989-386-3805 with any questions. For seniors in Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, and Montcalm Counties, call EightCAP at 616-754-9315.
Our senior food program provides a food package tailored for older adults age 60 or above that can help stretch their food dollars and add nutritious foods to their diet for good health. It offers a variety of American-grown USDA Foods that can fit into a healthy eating pattern:
• Canned fruits—unsweetened or lightly sweetened
• Canned vegetables—low sodium or no salt added
• Low fat dairy—cheese and shelf stable milk
• Whole grains—oats, whole grain noodles and cereals
• Variety of proteins—dry beans, lean meats, poultry, fish
The senior food package provides:
• Protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A, C, and D, and other nutrients that promote health
• Low sodium foods for heart health
Learn more about all the services we offer for seniors.
Did you know children enrolled in Preschool transition to kindergarten ready and eager to learn? Give your child a head start and apply for preschool today! Call 989-386-8075 or complete an application online. Children in Clare and Gladwin Counties who will be 3 or 4 on September 1st, 2021 are eligible for the 2021-2022 school year.
Our program provides structured play time, activities, and learning opportunities for children and support for their families. Virtual and in-person class options are available. Technology is provided as needed. Learn more about our Preschool program.
“We continue to provide Preschool services including basic need support, education, and community resources to support our children and families through the unprecedented challenges of this pandemic. Staff receive emergency preparedness and infectious disease management training to ensure the safety of the children as well as themselves. The health and well-being of the children, families and staff is always our highest priority. Now more than ever we can provide a warm blanket of support for our children and their families,” said Sue Harvey, Early Childhood Director at Mid Michigan CAA.
Our food commodities program distributes an average of 5,000 food boxes a month, and we're looking for volunteer groups to help pack those food boxes.
Groups interested in volunteering should contact Sheri, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 989-386-3805 ext. 1024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have scheduling available for recurring or one-time volunteer opportunities.
We are now accepting applications for COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) for renters who are behind on rent and/or utilities. Tenants and landlords can begin the application here.
For questions, please email CERA@mmcaa.org.
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