News Archives

Revisit news items and press releases that have been archived.

2018 Archive

2018 Other News

(1/11/2018) The Times Herald - Geri Kimbro left legacy of service, love (BWCA)

(1/11/2018) The Mining Journal - Counting homeless people (CAAM)

(1/9/2018) TV 6 - Sommerfeld takes over as Dickinson Iron Community Service Agency Executive Director (DICSA)

(1/8/2018) News-Review - Project Connect scheduled for end of February (NMCAA)

(1/8/2018) WHMI 93.5 - Severe Weather Network Offers Shelter To Homeless In Livingston County (OLHSA)

(1/5/2018) ABC 12 - Meals on Wheels program even more important in bitter cold weather (GCCARD)

(1/4/2018) C&G Newspapers - County seeks participants in Walk for Warmth (Macomb)

(1/2/2018) The Daily News - Sommerfeld named DICSA director (DICSA)

(1/2/2018) Cadillac News - Spending plan the focus of workshop in Cadillac (NMCAA)

(1/1/2018) WHMI - Fundraising Underway For OLHSA's Yearly Walk For Warmth (OLHSA)

2017 Archive

2017 Op-Eds

(11/7/2017) The Detroit News - Column: Stable housing benefits health

(8/29/2017) The Detroit News - Empty storefronts repurposed as affordable housing

(8/27/2017) Crain's Detroit Business - Letter: Ballmer Group plan is welcome news

(1/20/2017) Grand Rapids Business Journal - Partnership bringing needed workers to construction industry

2017 Other News

(12/29/2017) Midland Daily News - Michigan Community Action begins tracking poverty in Michigan (MCA)

(12/27/2017) The Alpena News - Cold to stick around; officials advise caution (NEMCSA)

(12/22/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Flocking for 400 turkeys (SMCAA)

(12/20/2017) The Alpena News - NEMCSA official updates commissioners on homelessness issue (NEMCSA)

(12/13/2017) Record & Clarion - Working families gain $1 million through Home Empowerment (MMCAA)

(12/8/2017) WILX - Adopt-a-Family program needs help (CAAJLH)

(12/7/2017) The Times Herald - Blue Water Community Action to buy Baker College campus (BWCA)

(12/6/2017) The Herald Palladium - Food Sharing Program returns for third year (SMCAA)

(12/1/2017) Holland Sentinel - Allegan police set fundraiser (CAAC)

(12/1/2017) MLive - 'Warm the Children' seeking donations to help Jackson-area children in need (CAAJLH)

(11/28/2017) MLive - Agency looking for companies and individuals ready to 'Walk for Warmth' (OCCAA)

(11/22/2017) Record & Clarion - United Way funds help Mid Michigan Community Action provide food, home repairs to local residents (MMCAA)

(11/21/2017) WWMT - Video: Winterize your home, save money and improve your health this winter (KCCAA)

(11/20/2017) Daily Press - Sahn named Volunteer of the Year (MDSCAA)

(11/20/2017) Daily Press - Bergman visits Early Childhood students (MDSCAA)

(11/17/2017) The Alpena News - Enjoying holiday cheer at Besser Museum (NEMCSA)

(11/16/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Spreading awareness of homelessness in Marquette and Alger County (CAAM)

(11/13/2017) 9&10 News - Lucky’s Market in Traverse City Donating Percentage of Sales to Nonprofit (NMCAA)

(11/13/2017) Daily Press - Senior Companions celebrate 34 years (MDSCAA)

(11/13/2017) WSJM - Stuff A Truck Food Drive Underway (SMCAA)

(11/12/2017) Marquette Mining Journal - Grandview is brand new (CAAM)

(11/11/2017) The Ticker - Lucky's To Donate Portion Of Holiday Sales To Feed Local Families (NMCAA)

(11/10/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority elects new officers (CLMCAA) 

(11/10/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Grandview Marquette opens doors (CAAM)

(11/10/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Old orphanage celebrated and remembered; Grandview Marquette is unveiled (CAAM)

(11/3/2017) Capital News Service - Help is out there for people whose homes are cold, drafty (NEMCSA, NMCAA and OCCAA)

(11/3/2017) The Herald-Palladium - SMCAA, Whirlpool volunteers team up to fight hunger (SMCAA)

(10/31/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Getting ready for winter (SMCAA)

(10/30/2017) UPMatters - Today is Weatherization Day (BCAEO)

(10/28/2017) WSJM - Home Winterization Demonstration Monday (SMCAA)

(10/25/2017) WSJM - Video: Whirlpool Volunteers Pack Boxes for Seniors at SMCAA (SMCAA)

(10/24/2017) The Times Herald - Program offers free weatherization for those who qualify (BWCA)

(10/24/2017) News Talk 94.9 WSJM - Whirlpool Volunteers Pack Meals For Seniors (SMCAA)

(10/20/2017) Daily Press - Donation helps dental care program (MDSCAA)

(10/20/2017) News-Review - Decisions decisions (NMCAA)

(10/19/2017) Cheboygan Daily Tribune - Weatherization benefits families, workers, communities

(10/14/2017) UpNorthLive - Green house built for low-income family in northern Michigan (NMCAA)

(10/14/2017) SooToday - Public input sought regarding International Bridge Bus (CLMCAA)

(10/6/2017) Daily Press - Lantagne serves for 28 years on the Delta Advisory Committee (MDSCAA)

(9/23/2017) Midland Daily News - Cooperation leads to better outcomes for families (MMCAA)

(9/23/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Whirlpool learns to 'pack away hunger' (SMCAA)

(9/22/2017) Marquette Mining Journal - Proposed senior living complex receives renewed support (CAAM)

(9/21/2017) Daily Press - CAA Early Childhood Program Tour (MDSCAA)

(9/15/2017) C&G Newspapers - Fresh produce rolls in for Center Line seniors (Macomb)

(9/13/2017) The Alpena News - NEMCSA to conduct second food giveaway (NEMCSA)

(9/13/2017) Macomb Daily News - New director hired at Macomb Community Action (Macomb)

(9/8/2017) MLive - Warm the Children signups extended to all weekdays, deadline Sept. 15 (CAAJLH)

(9/7/2017) ABC 10 News - Construction nearing completion on iconic building (CAAM)

(9/6/2017) The Alpena News - Area Agency on Aging receives national award (NEMCSA)

(9/5/2017) MLive - $40M in aid available for Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure (MMCAA)

(8/24/2017) MLive - Kent County finalizes plan to bring Community Action Agency in-house (ACSET)

(8/21/2017) Marquette Mining Journal - Snyder, state officials tour Grandview Marquette, former orphanage (CAAM)

(8/16/2017) WBKB 11 - NEMCSA Produce Giveaway a Major Success (NEMCSA)

(8/16/2017) The Daily News - Sommerfeld attends leadership institute (DICSA) 

(7/28/2017) ABC 10 News - Grandview Marquette Apartments now taking applications (CAAM)

(7/25/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Art Fenrick has dedicated his life to service (SMCAA)

(7/25/2017) WNMU FM - Grandview Marquette nearing completion (CAAM)

(7/24/2017) Marquette Mining Journal - From the top down (CAAM)

(7/23/2017) The Record Eagle - Ideas arise at shuttered school (NMCAA)

(7/20/2017) Daily Tribune News - Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency using $125,000 grant to start Trauma Smart Program for area youth (OLHSA)

(7/20/2017) The Times Herald - Agency getting ready for backpack giveaway (BWCA)

(7/19/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Whirlpool's problem solvers (SMCAA)

(7/13/2017) Michigan Radio - Non-profit tweaks program, adds more money to help Flint residents behind on water bills (GCCARD)

(7/11/2017) Oakland Press News - Free meals all summer for Pontiac kids, young adults with disabilities (OLHSA)

(7/10/2017) Morning Sun News - Helping Hands program offers minor home repairs in Clare and Gladwin (MMCAA)

(6/28/2017) Macomb Daily News - Macomb County Action to Host 28th Senior Fun Festival (Macomb)

(5/19/2017) Cheboygan Daily Tribune - GSRP Head Start Program celebrates 52nd anniversary (NEMCSA)

(5/1/2017) Crain's Detroit - Programs would offer alternative to payday loans (MCA)

(4/19/2017) Daily Globe - GOCAA provides community with meals in Bessemer (GOCAA)

(4/6/2017) Oakland Press News - OLHSA raises $157k from Walk for Warmth (OLHSA)

(4/5/2017) The Alpena News - NEMCSA receives donation from Warm Hearts, Warm Homes program (NEMCSA)

(4/5/2017) Oakland Press News - Annual OLHSA Walk for Warmth breaks donation record (OLHSA)

(4/5/2017) MLive - $2.3M grant to fund 13 new Early Head Start classrooms in Genesee County (GCCARD)

(4/5/2017) CU Insight - Genisys Credit Union with record breaking donation to OLHSA (OLHSA)

(4/5/2017) Cheboygan Daily Tribune - PNC Bank makes donations to head start, GSRP programs (NEMCSA)

(4/4/2017) ABC News 12 - GCCARD receives grant to help with summer feeding program (GCCARD)

(3/28/2017) Mason County Press - FiveCAP receives $1.2 million in federal funding (FiveCAP)

(3/21/2017) The Oakland Press - Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency to receive $3.8 million for early childhood development (OLHSA)

(3/17/2017) Traverse City Record Eagle - Proposed federal budget cuts hit home in GT region (NMCAA)

(3/1/2017) The Oakland Press - Michigan Community Action partnership helps those on food assistance (MCA)

(2/13/2017) The Daily News - Next try in works for Central School funds (DICSA)

(2/11/2017) Wood TV 8 - ‘Walk for Warmth’ raises money for low-income families (ACSET)

(2/9/2017) Holland Sentinel - Community Action Agency's Walk for Warmth to be held Feb. 11 (OCCAA)

(2/8/2017) Record & Clarion - Mid Michigan Community Action – celebrating 50 years of helping people and changing lives (MMCAA)

(2/6/2017) ABC 10 News - City council considers proposal on affordable housing for seniors (CAAM)

(1/30/2017) 9&10 News - Otsego County Veteran Honored for Helping Other Veterans Before Sixth Deployment (NMCAA)

(1/26/2017) Daily Press - Local homeless population counted (MDSCAA)

(1/26/2017) Sat Press Releases - Walmart Donates $50,000 To Gleaners Community Food Bank (MCOP)

(1/21/2017) Livingston Daily - ‘Walk for Warmth’ for heating assistance (OLHSA)

(1/16/2017) Daily Telegram - Community Action Agency offers homebuyer class in Adrian (CAAJLH)

(1/13/2017) WHTC - Walk For Warmth: Community Action Agency (OCCAA)

(1/13/2017) St. Clair Shores Patch - Put on your sneakers! The Walk for Warmth Event is Nearly Here (Macomb)

(1/12/2017) Holland Sentinel - Walk for Warmth program aims to aid families with utility shutoffs (OCCAA)

2017 Press Releases

(10/17/2017) Weatherization benefits families, workers, communities

(7/17/2017) Community Action leaders in Thompsonville for MCA summer conference

(4/14/2017) Michigan Community Action partners with Texas-based nonprofit to provide low-income borrowers alternative to payday loans

(3/16/2017) Trump budget cuts will harm vulnerable Michigan citizens

2016 Archive

2016 Op-Eds

(9/27/2016) The Detroit News - Why Michigan can’t turn its back on child care

(7/14/2016) The Times Herald - Dangerous bill would take food away from needy kids

(5/22/2016) The Detroit News - Energy Program's Renewal Promotes Self-Sufficiency

2016 Other News

(12/28/2016) The Peninsula - Home heating assistance programs offer hope for Michigan's winter struggles (SMCAA)

(12/18/2016) Holland Sentinel - Community Action Agency served thousands in Holland area in 2016 (OCCAA)

(12/17/2016) WHMI - Susan Harding To Take Over As New OLHSA CEO (OLHSA)

(12/15/2016) Clinton Township Patch - Macomb Community Action Honors Six Individuals for Service to Community (Macomb)

(12/12/2016) WKTV News - ACSET provides a variety of services for the growing needs of elders (ACSET)

(12/9/2016) Oakland Press News - Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency names new CEO (OLHSA)

(12/9/2016) Macomb Daily News - Individuals and groups doing super work recognized by Macomb Community Action Awards (Macomb)

(12/1/2016) Lansing State Journal - Pope: CACS has half a century investing in community (CACS)

(11/17/2016) - Permanent Link to Nutrition Assistance Response in Flint (GCCARD)

(11/16/2016) Ionia Sentinel-Standard - EightCAP honors senior companion volunteers (EightCAP)

(11/16/2016) Record & Clarion - Rural homeless (MMCAA)

(11/16/2016) MLive - Community Action Committee offers help for those with deliverable-fuel bills (SCCAC)

(11/11/2016) The Petoskey News - Bringing homelessness out of the 'shadows' (NMCAA)

(10/30/2016) The Monroe News - MCOP hosting distribution of CFL lightbulbs Monday (MCOP)

(10/29/2016) The Daily News - Howling success at DICSA Halloween party (DICSA)

(10/21/2016) Midland Daily News - NEMCSA Head Start students learn about safety (NEMCSA)

(10/20/2016) Agencies fill the gap left by 2-1-1 in Ionia and Montcalm counties (EightCAP)

(10/12/2016) Governor Rick Snyder makes reappointment to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity (BCAEO)

(10/12/2016) Video: Local agency distributes food to low-income families (ACSET)

(10/4/2016) FOXUP - Restoration project on old Marquette orphanage is on schedule (CAAM)

(10/4/2016) Belding Daily News - Community members take pledge against veteran homelessness (EightCAP)

(10/3/2016) Video: WILX - Program aims to help buy 1300 kids warm clothes (CAAJLH)

(10/1/2016) Hillsdale Daily News - Residents Complete Program (CAAJLH)

(9/8/2016) Detroit Free Press - Pledge to house homeless Michigan vets needs landlords (OLHSA)

(8/26/2016) The Voice - St. Clair County backpack drive helps students prepare for new school year (BWCA)

(8/18/2016) The Times Herald - Grant expands parenting-assistance program (BWCA)

(8/18/2016) Clare County Review - Sanchez an HEP success story (MMCAA)

(8/17/2016) The Times Herald - Backpack giveaway readies kids for school (BWCA)

(8/11/2016) WNMU-FM - Groundbreaking for Grandview Apartments being held next week (CAAM)

(8/3/2016) The Monroe News - Senior citizen millage renewal, increase approved (MCOP)

(7/31/2016) The Times Herald - Backpacks loaded for annual giveaway (BWCA)

(7/18/2016) Detroit Free Press - Mt. Clemens restaurant pays it forward to the homeless (Macomb)

(7/12/2016) WDET - The Intersection: The Persistence of Poverty [MAP, CHARTS] (MCA)

(7/6/2016) The Oakland Press - Column: Deconstruction beats demolition (OLHSA)

(7/1/2016) C & G Newspapers - County opens resource center in Mount Clemens (Macomb)

(6/30/2016) The Voice - Program in Richmond outlines services for area seniors (Macomb)

(6/28/2016) MLive - Labatt USA teams with Flint nonprofits to lessen lead impact through meals (GCCARD)

(6/27/2016) Oakland Press News - Revive Pontiac teaches job skills, harvests vintage building materials (OLHSA)

(6/13/2016) The Monroe News - Charity challenge channels ‘Amazing Race’ (MCOP)

(6/7/2016) 9&10 News - Petoskey Pantry Donation Event Helps Northern Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA)

(6/6/2016) The Mining Journal - MCA joins Michigan Rx card network (MCA)

(5/18/2016) Positively Muskegon - MOCAP of Muskegon - Helping People Help Themselves and Each Other (MOCAP)

(5/11/2016) TV 6 - Free Preschool Development Screening Held in Marquette (AMCAB)

(5/10/2016) The Detroit News - 3K Detroit Water Customers Avoid Shut-Offs (WMCAA)

(4/29/2016) 9&10 News - Video: Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Offers Two Matched Savings Programs (NMCAA)

(4/28/2016) PR Newswire -Consumers Energy Employees Raise Nearly $300,000 in Energy Assistance for Michigan Residents (MCA)

(4/27/2016) Traverse City Record Eagle - Money Smart Week Offers Variety of Workshops (NMCAA)

(4/27/2016) 9&10 News - Efforts to Help Flint Amid Water Crisis Get $520,000 Boost (GCCARD)

(4/22/2016) Hillsdale Daily News - City manager provides update on Heritage Lane Apartments (CAAJLH)

(4/14/2016) MLive - Groups Needed for Summer Food Program to Feed Saginaw Youths (SCCAC)

(4/12/2016) The Oakland Press - Qualified residents in 8 communities now can receive help with water bills (Macomb, OLHSA & WMCAA)

(3/23/2016) Traverse City Record Eagle - Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency offers savings programs (NMCAA)

(3/1/2016) Sturgis Journal - St Joseph County (MI) Walk for Warmth (CASCM)

(2/29/2016) Hillsdale Daily News - Community Action Agency hosts fundraiser (CAAJLH)

(2/3/2016) WMMZ13 - Video: GR Elementary Students Help with ACSET CAA's Walk for Warmth (ACSET)

(1/14/2016) Ionia Sentinel-Standard - 'Roof Sit For Warmth' returning to Olivera's for second year (EightCAP)

(1/13/2016) Traverse City Record-Eagle - Agencies Help Residents Stay Warm with Advice, In Addition to Funding (NMCAA)

(1/11/2016) Monroe News - Monroe County agencies partner in quality of health grant (MCOP)

(1/11/2016) WWMT - Quitting Smoking in 2016: State, Local Government Has Free Resources to Help (KCCAA)

2016 Press Releases

(12/6/2016) Non-skilled workers sought for construction industry

(11/22/2016) Skilled trades work available for Michigan unemployed

(11/7/2016) Homelessness prevention requires more housing options

(9/21/2016) Families benefit from 40 years of weatherization program

(6/3/2016) MCA joins Michigan Rx card network

2015 Archive

2015 Op-Eds

(12/10/2015) Holland Sentinel - My Take: Don't block path out of poverty

(9/14/2015) Crain's Detroit Business - Fate of Child Nutrition Act Determines Kids' Food, Futures

(6/24/2015) Lansing State Journal - Kate Birnbryer-White: Utilities should fund low-income energy assistance

2015 Other News

(12/23/2015) Michigan Radio - All Washtenaw County wants for Christmas is apartments for homeless veterans (WCOCED)

(12/16/2015) The Times Herald - DTE Energy to increase rates Thursday (BWCA)

(12/16/2015) ABC 57 - Families in need receive dinner for the holidays (SMCAA)

(12/16/2015) Hillsdale Daily News - A Winter Wonderland of Fun (CAAJLH)

(12/15/2015) Holland Sentinel - Keep warm this winter: Easy fixes to keep your home cozy (OCCAA)

(12/14/2015) Midland Daily News - Walk for Warmth will mark 25th year in 2016 (MMCAA)

(12/14/2015) UPMatters - Inaugural Keweenaw Business Ball is a success (BHKCAA)

(12/11/2015) MLive - Warm the Children program seeks additional donations to help keep local kids warm (CAAJLH)

(12/10/2015) Traverse City Record-Eagle - Warm weather a double-edged sword (NMCAA)

(12/6/2015) Crain's Detroit Business - Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Named a 2015 Best Managed Nonprofit Finalist (WMCAA)

(12/3/2015) WCMU - Campaign Raises Money for Those in Need (MCA)

(11/24/2015) Oakland County One-Fifteen - More than 30,000 Meals Served in Pontiac Thanks to OLHSA (OLHSA)

(11/18/2015) The Daily News - Supportive services available to homeless veterans, families (CLMCAA & DICSA)

(11/8/2015) The Times Herald - $365,800 to revamp Sanilac County homes (HDC)

(10/7/2015) Detroit Free Press - State begins distributing water filters in Flint (GCCARD)

(9/26/2015) Upper Michigan's Source - AMCAB awarded $1.1 million in grants to help U.P. homeless (AMCAB)

(8/11/2015) Michigan Radio - "Crazy" zero homeless goal within reach for two Michigan counties (WCOCED)

(8/10/2015) MLive - Washtenaw County on track to end chronic homelessness by 2016 (WCOCED)

(8/5/2015) Ionia Sentinel-Standard - Parents, children prepare for upcoming school year at 'Back to School Picnic' event (EightCAP)

(4/30/2015) Southwest Michigan's Second Wave - Community Action Agency: Putting the early in early childhood education (CASCM)

(4/20/2015) Macomb Daily - Rising Iraqi, Syrian population secures $1.6 million for Early Head Start (Macomb)

(2/28/2015) Monroe News - MCOP wants to construct housing on Telegraph Rd (MCOP)

(2/13/2015) MLive - Consumers Energy $800,000 donation to help low-income pay heating bills in Genesee County (GCCARD)

2015 Press Releases

(10/6/2015) Business community has stake in poverty program cuts, investments

(10/2/2015) MCA board of directors welcomes new officers/board members

(10/1/2015) Wayne Metro Community Action Agency named top workplace

(7/24/2015) Community Action leaders unleash ‘people power’ in Bellaire

(6/23/2015) MCA urges utilities to fund Low-Income Energy Assistance

(6/19/2015) Earned Income Tax Credit helps build self-sufficiency

(6/12/2015) Community Action Walk for Warmth events collect more than $900,000

(5/20/2015) Earned Income Tax Credit helps build family self-sufficiency

(5/20/2015) MCA says look elsewhere than EITC to fill road funding gap

(5/8/2015) River Rouge, Redford, Highland Park residents earn Volunteer Awards

(5/8/2015) Clare/Gladwin RESD food packing crew earns volunteer award

(5/8/2015) Monroe resident recognized at MCA Volunteer Awards

(5/8/2015) PNC Bank recognized for volunteer services

(5/8/2015) Petoskey, Boyne City residents recognized for achievements

(5/8/2015) Sen. Dale Zorn named MCA Legislator of the Year

(4/16/2015) Earned Income Tax Credit helps build self-sufficiency

(1/20/2015) MCA applauds signing of weatherization funding bill

2014 Archive

2014 Press Releases

(10/19/2014) October 30 is Weatherization Day in Michigan

(9/8/2014) Stephanie Kasprzak wins Carla Javits Award

(8/18/2014) Get Ready for Winter! Michigan CAAs Protected 7,442 families from the cold