Helping People. Changing Lives.

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Welcome. We are here to provide you with help and hope.

If you have found yourself on hard times and need assistance, we will do all we can to help you. If you have children, are in need of food or utility help, are a Senior who needs meals, or want to weatherize your home, please look through our Services.

What would you like to do?

GET HELP

We are here to assist with many services for children, older Americans and families during times of need. Please click on any of our programs at the left side of the screen, or the button below.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteering at Community Action is a rewarding experience with many opportunities available throughout our community programs. You’re sure to find one that’s just right for you.

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DONATE

Donations and grants are the lifeline of our ability to help Allegan community residents. There are many ways to donate and you can tell us exactly how you’d like to help.

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Testimonials

C. Guyton

"Thank You for the wonderful opportunity."

I just want to say thank you to Community Action of Allegan for all your help and this will be a wonderful Christmas for all the children this year. Thank you."
D. Wiggins

"The gift program, was an amazing experience."

This Christmas, your gift program really helped with presents for the kids they would not have had."
T. Lynch

"God bless all the work you do for our community."

Your Christmas gift program helped us with gifts and meals.If not for your program, the children wouldn't know the true gift of giving. Thank you."
testimonial-bobBob

"Volunteering as a driver is a lot of fun."

Older people are very appreciative of everything you do for them, and that's a rewarding feeling. I feel better when I help them get what they need."
Lorien Butler

"Head Start has helped my child with speech."

She went from being behind to being advanced in her speech skills. She also learns faster and listens better thanks to her time in the classroom."
Head Start Parent

"Community Action Head Start has helped my daughter gain social skills and gain an enjoyment for learning."

News & Stories

May celebrates Community Action across the country. Community Action agencies were signed into law in 1964 under the Economic Opportunity Act under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Community Goals Every local Community Action Agency contributes programs to their respective communities that are most needed. All agencies are focused on enhancing the lives of millions of people […]

Roger and Michele Bird met while serving in the Air Force, stationed in West Germany prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. It changed their lives, they grew up and came to faith while serving their country. After Roger and Michele left the service they went into the mission field in 1990 with Navigators International Interdenominational […]

 Inquiries and proposals should be directed to: Brenda J. Molendyk Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer ACRDC, Inc. DBA Community Action of Allegan County 323 Water Street, Allegan Michigan, 49010 269-673-5472, ext. 234  Release Date: April 1, 2019 Response Due Date: April 30, 2019  Responses must be submitted to: bmolendyk@communityactionallegan.org Allegan County Resource Development Committee, Inc (ACRDC) dba Community […]

To “volunteer” means to freely offer to do something, without expectation of anything in return.  However, it is very typical to receive more than what you give when you do volunteer. One recent example of a volunteer effort that directly affected our senior clientele receiving our home-delivered meals, was a teenager simply providing an opportunity for others […]

The Christmas season is often a time when we receive gifts from loved ones.  Children anxiously awake Christmas morning filled with anticipation of what will be under the tree or in their Christmas stockings.  Unfortunately, for many families providing these gifts is difficult.  Because of the amazing partnership with the Michigan State Police, we were […]

Community Action of Allegan County’s (CAAC) Early Education Staff held their first “7 Steps to Making Parenting Easier” workshop last fall. The workshop is a 7 week series and uses the skills of Conscious Discipline to help parents find teachable moments and parent in a more helpful way. The skills are designed for children ages […]

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