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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.

Weatherization program and housing repairs


In 2022, our Agency celebrated 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.

Food boxes
Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved in helping out your community? 

Advocacy Efforts

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

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WATER AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM is now available for those needing help reducing or eliminating overdue water , sewer, or wastewater bills. Call SMCAA at 269 925 9077 to find out more about how we can help residents of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren with their water arrearages.
Southwest Michigan


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

Our Agency offers local services for people facing poverty.

Community Calendar

Stay updated on what's happening with relevant events held by SMCAA, our partners, and our community. To submit an event for our calendar please email

Van Buren Cass and Berrien County

Federal, State, & Community Partners

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