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Capital Area Community Services is by appointment only at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Call your local center to learn how we can help you, or click the “Get Help” button below to get started.


Capital Area Community Services 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.

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Head Start

Head Start and Early Childhood Programs is a comprehensive preschool program serving low-income 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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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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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.
Senior 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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