On August 20, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty. He knew then as we know now, that the war against poverty must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency was established in 1974 to wage the war on poverty in its 10 County service area by promoting self-sufficiency for those of limited income, ensuring that all residents are able to live in dignity; by implementing innovative and cost-effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; by providing support and instruction for everyone in need of assistance; and by being a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms.
Helping People ~ Changing Lives!
Community Action leverages programs, services, public/private resources, volunteers, board members, and experienced staff to impact communities from coast to coast. Share your program highlights and results!
Dine to Make a Difference
Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales when you present this flyer. Dine at one of the three locations to help us raise funds to support the Financial Capability education in our 10 county service area, June 12-18, 2016.
The Petosey Office has Moved
The new location is:
2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Suite A
Petoskey, MI 49770
HURRY! It's not too late to join now.
An Early Bird Savings Club is designed to help low-income eligible families open Children's Savings Accounts for costs related to education and school activities.
The NEST Egg Savings Program is a match savings program designed to help income eligible households build assets and emergency savings.
There is an application process for both these programs and attendance at a Financial Capability workshop is required.
Caroline Haugen for more details: (231) 947-3780
Call toll-free ~ (844) 900-0500
2240 Mitchell Park Dr., Suite A
Petoskey, MI 49770
fax: (231) 347-3664
3963 Three Mile Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
fax: (231) 947-4935
1640 Marty Paul
Cadillac, MI 49601
fax: (231) 775-1448