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Mike Shalley, Member Services Director and Barb Lezotte, PR Consultant, accept the Diamond Award

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Mike Shalley, former Member Services Director and Barb Lezotte, PR Consultant, accept the Diamond Award



(11/18/2019) - 97.5 Y-Country Stuffing The Truck To Help Area Residents In Need (SMCAA)

(11/13/2019) Monroe News - Monroe County Census committee taking first steps (MCOP)

(11/13/2019) -  Community Action Agency nets lead grant (CAAJLH)

(11/12/2019) Up North Live - Supporting veterans and their struggles after service (NMCAA)

(11/02/2019) Monroe News - Volunteers, professionals feted for work combating homelessness (MCOP)

(10/31/2019) Monroe News - Homeless Awareness Week kicks off Friday (MCOP)

(10/30/2019) The County Press - HDC receives grant for lead removal in homes (HDC)

(10/30/2019) Up North Live - Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency looks to help people save money this winter (NMCAA)

(10/23/2019) - Detroit to get more than $1.2 million to expand lead hazard services (CAASCM, HDC)

(10/18/2019) Monroe News - Mobile food pantry serves 250 families (MCOP)

(10/18/2019) The Sault News - Walk for Warmth returns to the Sault (CLMCAA)

(10/15/2019) Iron Mountain Daily News - Free Halloween party for kids (DICSA)  

(10/11/2019) - Census 2020: A New Interview Series On Local and State Impacts Leading Up To The April 1st Census (Washtenaw)

(10/10/2019) - COSY Radio Launches Project Personal Care Today (SMCAA)

(10/10/2019) Midland Daily News - Mid Michigan Community Action receives grant (MMCAA)

(10/01/2019) Monroe News - MCOP takes over Opportunity Center (MCOP)

(09/28/2019) The Morning Sun - Operation Charlie Mike raises awareness for veteran organizations (EightCAP)

(09/26/2019) - Budget cuts forcing Jackson County to get rid of car seat program (CAAJLH)

(09/24/2019) Detroit Curbed - Wayne County to build housing for refugee resettlement in Hamtramck (WMCAA)

(09/23/2019) Detroit Free Press - Hamtramck street to get $1.2M in new homes built for refugees (WMCAA)

(09/16/2019) Detroit News - Freedom Village, a safe haven for refugees, planned in Hamtramck (WMCAA)

(09/11/2019) Oakland Press - Local help available for grandparents raising grandchildren (OLHSA)

(09/05/2019) Monroe News - The Monroe County Opportunity Program will officially take control of the Arthur Lesow Community Center next month. (MCOP)

(08/29/2019) The Detroit News - Poor Detroiters could see tax debt relief with new program (WMCAA)

(08/29/2019) - 7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Community Baby Shower (WMCAA)

(08/26/2019) Fox 2 Detroit - Detroit Financial Empowerment Center offers free, one-on-one financial help (WMCAA)

(08/13/2019) - Backpack giveaway returns this week (BWCAA)

(08/12/2019) News-Herald - Wayne Metro takes over Head Start programs in Taylor, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights (WMCAA)

(08/06/2019) Crain's Detroit - Wayne Metro to take on Head Start contract Wayne County exited last year (WMCAA)

(07/31/2019) Monroe News - Two agencies want to lead Lesow Center (MCOP)

(07/29/2019) 25 News - MSHDA awards $1.4 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Grants (GOCAA WMCAA)

(07/26/2019) How The DIA Enriches The Lives Of Local Senior Citizens (Macomb)

(07/23/2019) Upper Michigan's Source - Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency receives neighborhood enhancement grant (GOCAA)

(07/17/2019) Daily News - Ionia school board OKs leasing former Welch High School building to EightCAP (EightCAP)

(07/11/2019) Clare County Review - Farwell Schools to start new day care (MMCAA)

(07/05/2019) ABC 12 - $30 million boosting Head Start programs in Genesee, Saginaw counties (GCCARD)

(07/01/2019) Michigan Advance - Whitmer wants to close ‘skills gap,’ but some experts call it ‘a lie’

(06/27/2019) The Daily News - County extends Pine Mountain ski jump’s $1 lease (DICSA)

(06/17/2019) - Affordable housing project announced in Jackson neighborhood (CAAJLH)

(06/12/2019) Huron Daily Tribune - Agency looks to expand area senior services (HDC)

(05/29/19) Daily Press - Weatherization program seeks applicants (MDSCAA)

(05/14/2019) News Advocate - FiveCAP holding garden workshop May 23 (FiveCAP)

(05/14/2019) Cadillac News - Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford counties celebrate being 'Functional zero' for veterans homelessness (NMCAA)

(05/14/2019) The Daily News - Agreement reached for Meals on Wheels (DICSA)

(05/01/2019) Manistee News Advocate - FiveCAP celebrates another successful tax preparation season (FiveCAP)

(04/29/2019) Fox 47 News - Groundbreaking in Jackson for new development (CAAJLH)

(04/29/2019) - Flint families discover resources after water crisis (GCCARD)

(04/29/2019) Traverse Ticker - New Program Helping Youth Get A Secure Place Of Their Own (NMCAA)

(04/26/2019) Fox 47 News - Michigan’s First Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing Development Breaks Ground (CAAJLH)

(04/23/2019) - Severe Weather Network To Host Volunteer Appreciation Dessert (OLHSA)

(04/14/2019) Mining Journal - Volunteer opportunities (CAAM)

(04/14/2019) Mining Journal - Raising the Stakes Income limits for Grandview Marquette increase (CAAM)

(04/13/2019) Holland Sentinel - Deadline to file income taxes is Monday; e-filing returns becoming more common (CAAJLH)

(04/12/2019) Your Daily Globe - GOCAA makes delivery changes for food distribution (GOCAA)

(04/12/2019) UP Matters - 24th Community Baby Shower a success (CAAM)

(04/01/2019) UP Matters - 24th annual Marquette County Community Baby Shower (CAAM)

(03/30/2019) The Argus Press - Food assistance available at CACS (CACS)

(03/26/2019) Midland Daily News - LWV to host Midland housing discussion (MMCAA)

(03/24/2019) The Argus Press - Community support raised thousands to help (CACS)

(03/17/2019) Mining Journal - Community baby shower coming up (CAAM)

(03/12/2019) Fox 11 News - FOX 11 Community Cares: the Menominee Senior Center (MDSCAA)

(03/11/2019) NBC 25 News - Some Flint residents may qualify for a free water heater (GCCARD)

(03/01/2019) Monroe News - MCOP offering weatherization help (MCOP)

(02/28/2019) - Walk for Warmth proceeds help Michigan residents pay energy bills (CAAJLH)

(02/28/2019) - Walk for Warmth event happening Thursday in Jackson (CAAJLH)

(02/21/2019) - Walk for Warmth this Saturday (MDSCAA)

(02/21/2019) Huron Daily Tribune - Thumb preps for Walk for Warmth (HDC)

(02/18/2019) 9 & 10 News - Mid Michigan Community Action Agency Helping Local Families with Walk for Warmth Fundraiser (MMCAA)

(02/17/2019) News Advocate - Community raises funds, awareness for those needing heating assistance (FiveCAP)

(02/15/2019) The Daily Reporter - Radio personality puts in miles for Walk for Warmth (CAASCM)

(02/13/2019) Daily Press - Chilly weather doesn’t stop chili (MDSCAA)

(02/11/2019) Daily Globe - GOCAA fundraiser includes snow golf on Sunday Lake (GOCAA)

(02/08/2019) C and G News - Macomb Meals on Wheels needs volunteers (Macomb)

(02/07/2019) Daily News - Distance Run: Steinbrecher, Basten win Frosty 5K (DICSA) 

(02/06/2019) Daily Press - Residents make blood donation a habit (MDSCAA)

(02/05/2019) 9&10 News - Cherryland Electric Grant Helps NMCAA Home Repair Program (NMCAA)

(02/05/2019) Macomb Daily - Macomb Community Action still in urgent need of Meals on Wheels volunteers (Macomb)

(02/04/2019) Fox 47 News - Capital Area Community Services 29th Annual Walk for Warmth (CACS)

(02/04/2019) Oakland Press - Oakland County creating employee retention program to help area businesses (OLHSA)

(02/03/2019) The County Press - Lapeer Walk for Warmth set for Feb. 23 (HDC)

(02/02/2019) Holland Sentinel - Walk will help others stay warm (OCCAA)

(02/01/2019) C and G News - Macomb Community Action prepares for 29th annual Walk for Warmth (Macomb)

(01/30/2019) Record Eagle - NMCAA offers free tax preparation, e-filing (NMCAA)

(01/24/2019) - Wintry weather deals big blow to drivers delivering senior meals in Genesee County (GCCARD)

(01/24/2019) Clare County Review - Depot project featured in national CAP report (MMCAA)

(01/22/2019) WHMI - OLHSA Walk For Warmth Coming This February (OLHSA)

(01/22/2019) Monroe News - La-Z-Boy hosts service project in honor of MLK Day (MCOP)

(01/21/2019) The Oakland Press - Walk for Warmth returns to keep families out of the cold this winter (OLHSA)

(01/17/2019) The Sault News - Changes considered for International Bridge bus (CLMCAA)

(01/14/2019) - Monroe County residents impacted by government shutdown get some help (MCOP)

(01/14/2019) Monroe News - Emergency food available for federal workers in Monroe County (MCOP)

(01/10/2019) The Voice - Local grandparents’ artwork displayed at DIA (OLHSA)

(01/08/2019) Oakland Press - More than $1 million awarded to local Head Start organizations (OLHSA) (WMCAA)

(01/08/2019) Flint Side - Funding available to help Flint residents replace water heaters (GCCARD)

(01/03/2019) News Advocate - Area agencies provide residents with heating assistance (FiveCAP)