Capital Area Community Services

Making a measurable impact on poverty.

Capital Area Community Services, Inc. works toward eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee Counties by providing programs in childhood education, nutrition, weatherization, housing, and financial counseling. Our ultimate goal is to provide the services and support for individuals to achieve their own definition of success and quality of life.

Reaching

out to vulnerable people in the community.

Addressing

client’s multiple needs through a comprehensive approach.

Developing

partnerships with other community organizations.

Involving

clients and community in the agency’s operations.

Administering

a full range of coordinated programs.

Community Involvement and Support Opportunity Elections

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Head Start

Head Start and Early Childhood Programs is a comprehensive preschool program serving income-eligible families with children ages birth to 5 years old.
Our mission is to support families and prepare children for success in school and in life.
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Financial Self-Sufficiency

Financial resources for families through free, low-barrier access to financial literacy education and support.
One-on-One Financial Counseling and Goal Setting, Credit Repair, Debt Reduction, Banking/Savings.
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Food Programs

Our two nutrition programs distribute food in four counties in order to meet one of humanity’s most basic needs – food security.
Over the first 6 months of this program year, The Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program have distributed over 885,891 pounds of food.
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Weatherization

This program is designed to help lower utility costs by making homes more energy-efficient.
Recent studies show that the average savings from weatherizing a gas-heated home are 32 percent. On average a person can save $358 per year on energy bills.
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Housing

Certain housing services are only available in Shiawassee and Clinton County.
All counties can help refer individuals to local resources that best fit your needs.
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Senior Assistance

Services are available for persons 60+ years of age who reside in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton Counties.
Service Centers are designated contact points to provide assistance to people on Medicare and their caregivers so they can make informed health care coverage decisions.
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57 Years of Service

Helping Families and Communities Overcome Obstacles to Poverty

See how we’ve helped our community in 2019-2020.

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