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SMCAA is in the process on conducting a Community Needs Assessment. This assessment allows our agency to know what programs and services are MOST needed in the tri-county area and how we may serve YOU better. Please take a moment to complete the survey found below.

Who We Are

Learn more about our mission, our values, our history, and why we do what we do.

What We Do

We offer a variety of programs including emergency assistance, community development, and weatherization and housing development.

In The News

Stay current on SMCAA's involvement in the great community of Southwest Michigan.

Our Progress

View the hard copies providing evidence of the change SMCAA is making on the fight against poverty.

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.

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Dive into the numbers of poverty within our state and learn why SMCAA is committed to our mission and vision for assisting those in economic need. 


Explore how SMCAA empowered families and individuals in 2020 by providing access to the tools needed to become independent, stable, and successful.


Be in-the-know of all SMCAA's events across the tri-county area. Whether it be commodity distributions, Board of Directors meetings, or Stuff-A-Truck, you'll find our calendar of events here.

Contact Information

185 E Main St, Ste 303

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

(269) 925-9077


Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

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 lives.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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SMCAA is a private social service non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization.