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May is Community Action Month!

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!

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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.  

  • 1964 US 31 North in Traverse City
  • 1910 S US Highway 131 in Petoskey
  • 1931 N Mitchell Street in Cadillac

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


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Traverse City Office

Cadillac Office

Petoskey Office

Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties

2240 Mitchell Park Dr., Suite A
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-9070
(800) 443-5518
fax:  (231) 347-3664
Get Directions

Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties

3963 Three Mile Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 947-3780
(800) 632-7334
fax:  (231) 947-4935
Get Directions

Missaukee, Roscommon and Wexford Counties

1640 Marty Paul
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 775-9781
(800) 443-2297
fax:  (231) 775-1448
Get Directions

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