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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 […]

Roxann first became aware of Community Action of Allegan County (CAAC) in 2010 as she received food through CAAC’s Quarterly Food Commodity Program (TEFAP). As time passed, her household was able to sufficiently manage expenses without seeking assistance other than occasional help with food. Things changed drastically during the winter of 2018. Roxann’s electric was […]

Community Action staff administering vision test

Jazmine was referred to Community Action of Allegan County by her child’s pediatrician where Jazmine met with a Family Advocate in the Early Education Services Department to complete an application for her daughter Hazel and sibling, Ella. The family was accepted into the program and received wrap-around services. Hazel started in the Allegan Head Start […]

Home delivered meals for seniors

Last fall Home Delivered Meals Driver, MacKenzie offered to fill in on a route in the Wayland area. Other than different roads and clients, he assumed the day would be no different than any other. The route usually has about 34 clients; however, one client, in particular, would stand out in MacKenzie’s mind that day. […]

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 […]

Request for Proposals

 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 […]

Stuff the Blue Goose 2018

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 Conscious Discipline

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 […]

(Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders.  The plan provides full […]

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