Southwest
Michigan 

Community
Action
Agency

Helping People. Changing Lives.

SMCAA is dedicated to empowering diverse people in need and supporting their journey towards economic security. Our vision is to be a beacon of support in a strong, thriving community by helping people and changing lives.

Community Action changes peoples lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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About SMCAA

In 2022, our Agency is celebrating 40 years of assisting the State of Michigan's Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties.

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Programs & Services

 SMCAA provides a unique combination of programming to meet locally-determined needs and goals.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for volunteer opportunities? SMCAA offers volunteering events at our warehouse each month.

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Advocacy Efforts

SMCAA helps advocate for community resiliency, solutions to address poverty, and enhance financial stability.

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Find SMCAA

SMCAA serves the communities of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties.

Our Agency offers local services for people facing poverty.

Community Highlights

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COMMUNITY ACTION SERVES

Benton Harbor Water Response

Since September 30, 2021, SMCAA has been offering bottled water to the residents of the City of Benton Harbor following reports of elevated levels of lead in the city-supplied water. It is SMCAA’s belief that clean water is vital to the health of communities and that everyone has the right to safe, clean water.

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COMMUNITY ACTION CELEBRATES

May is Community Action Month

May is designated as Community Action Month.  Community Action agencies also use Community Action Month to call attention to the positive programs that help thousands of families achieve self-sufficiency.  Community Action dates back to Present Johnson's War on Poverty in 1964. Curious how Community Action got its start? 

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COMMUNITY ACTION SUPPORTS

Energy Assistance Resource Fair

Worried about your energy bill? We want to hear from you! The MPSC is hosting listening sessions in your area on energy affordability. Agencies on-site to apply for energy assistance. Kids welcome. Snacks provided. Join SMCAA and other community partners on May 24 from 3-7pm at the Michigan Works Service Center!

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Federal, State, & Community Partners

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Requests for Proposal

SMCAA is seeking proposals for a pickup truck to be used in our Weatherization department. View the full RFP here. For questions call Sandy Klank: 269-925-9077 x867.

SMCAA is seeking contractors for our Weatherization Assistance Program. View the RFP for Mechanical here. View the RFP for General here. For questions or more information on this program, call Sandy Klank: 269-925-9077 x867.