Contact Information
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

185 E Main St, Ste 303

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

(269) 925-9077

contact@smcaa.com

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

SMCAA exists to assist people in economic need and enable them to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency while respecting their diversity.

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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.

© 2019 Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency. All Rights Reserved. 

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

Board of Directors

SMCAA is very fortunate to have dedicated individuals from all walks of life serving on our Board of Directors. They include elected officials, business and professional representatives, and consumer representatives. Together, they are a cross-section of the communities we serve and we are grateful for the time and talent they dedicate to improving their communities and the lives of people across Southwest Michigan.

SMCAA is a better, more efficient, and more effective agency because of their service.

The SMCAA Board of Directors is a tripartite board consisting of equal parts of local private sector, public sector, and low-income community representatives. SMCAA operates with a 9 member board:

  •  Public sector members, one from each of our service counties

  •  Private sector members, one from each of our service counties

  •  People who represent low-income community consumers

Public Members

Don Meeks, Berrien County

Clark Cobb, Cass County

Gail Patterson-Gladney (Secretary), Van Buren County

Private Members

Juliet Johnson, Berrien County

Minnie Warren (Chair), Cass County

Kathy Lyons (Treasurer), Van Buren County

Consumer Members

Corey Christopher (Vice-Chair), Berrien County

Michael Franks, Cass County

David Fernandez, Van Buren County

Board Meeting Calendar for 2019-20

Review the calendar below for dates, locations, and times for board meetings. Contact us if you have any questions. The board meets monthly on the third Wednesday, rotating locations throughout our tri-county service area. Board meetings start at 6:00pm, unless otherwise stated.

June 19, 2019: Berrien County Conference Center

July 2019: NO MEETING due to Annual Summer Conference

August 21, 2019: Cass District Library

September 18, 2019: Van Buren Conference Center

October 16, 2019: Berrien County Conference Center

November 2019: NO MEETING due to Annual Stuff-A-Truck

December 13, 2019: **Meeting at 11:00 with Holiday Retreat to follow (Board members and staff only)

January 15, 2020: Cass District Library

February 19, 2020: Van Buren Conference Center

March 18, 2020: Berrien County Conference Center

April 15, 2020: Cass District Library

May 20, 2020: Berrien County Conference Center

June 17, 2020: Van Buren Conference Center

July 2020: NO MEETING due to Annual Summer Conference

August 19, 2020: Cass District Library

September 16, 2020: Van Buren Conference Center