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Helping People.
Changing Lives.

SMCAA is dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan and changing the lives of
low-income Michiganders.


We are part of a national network of over 1,000 local organizations that help people move from poverty to economic stability and self-sufficiency. 

Our Mission

SMCAA is dedicated to empowering diverse people in need and supporting their journey towards economic security.

Our Vision

To be a beacon of support in a strong, thriving community

by helping people and changing live.

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Community Action?

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency was one of 17 businesses and individuals recognized by the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and the Cornerstone Alliance during their annual celebration of local businesses and business professionals. The year 2020 proved how important nonprofits are to their communities, and SMCAA is both humbled and honored to receive the
Non-Profit Excellence Award.

Take Action/

Advocate for Emergency Rental Assistance in Michigan

The Michigan Legislature is voting to appropriate only a portion of the federal dollars for rental assistance our communities need. 


SMCAA is the 2020 Impact Cabinet's Choice Awardee!

United Way of Southwest Michigan recognized SMCAA's valuable impact during the COVID-19 pandemic through the 2020 Impact Award.

New Program/

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Funding has arrived!

Tenants or landlords may apply. Click above for more information about eligibility, document requirements, and how to apply.

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Who We Serve

SMCAA helps those less 

fortunate in our community who

need assistance. We advocate for struggling individuals, providing them

with a variety of programs and opportunities. We serve the people in

economic need throughout Berrien,

Cass and Van Buren Counties in the

great State of Michigan.