Macomb County Community Services Agency
(MCCSA) is a Community Action Agency providing a network of comprehensive educational, economic and social services to Macomb County residents in need to diminish the causes and effects of poverty. MCCSA was established in 1964 and strives to continually respond to meet the needs of the community and the people we serve.
MCCSA receives funding from Macomb County government, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Energy, Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Michigan Department of Education, and Area Agency on Aging, 1-B.
Learn more about the impact of Community Action and its programs in the following Fact Sheets:
The federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides core funding for Community Action Agencies. CSBG is unique because it is flexible and funds local, community-specific projects. As a result of almost $900,000 in CSBG funds, MCCSA was able to attract over $20 million in additional grants to support Macomb County residents in becoming self-sufficient.
Head Start provides preschool opportunities for low-income children age three to five. It promotes school readiness using a developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum. In addition to education services, Head Start is mandated to provide health, nutrition, social service support, mental health consultation and the facilitation of disabilities services ensuring that a child’s physical, social and developmental needs are fulfilled. Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and fosters healthy families in the earliest critical years of growth and development.
MCCSA’s Senior Nutrition Program provides people over age 60 with two options to assist them in meeting social and nutritional needs. Federal funding for Senior Nutrition Programs comes through the Older Americans Act; the State of Michigan matches the federal funds. The combined funding and service providers are managed by local Area Agencies on Aging.
Meals on Wheels is designed for senior citizens unable to prepare meals for themselves due to physical or mental impairments related to age and medical condition. Meals are delivered directly to the homebound senior citizen's door. Of the senior citizens receiving Meals on Wheels, 63%are living at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Dining Senior Style offers hot, lunchtime meals at 22 different locations in Macomb County. Meals are served to anyone over age 60 in a social setting with activities to engage those attending.
Free Tax Preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit
Through the federal Community Services Block Grant funding, MCCSA is able to provide free tax preparation and electronic filing assistance for low income families and individuals. Federal, State, and local tax returns and Federal and State credits are completed for eligible people.
MCCSA: Helping People. Changing Lives.
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MCCSA Administration Offices
21885 Dunham Road
VerKuilen Building, Suite 10
Clinton Township, MI 48036
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Not from Macomb County and want to find community action agencies near you? Visit MichiganCommunityAction.org or call 855-MI-ACTION to find other Community Action Agencies in Michigan or the Community Action Partnership (www.communityactionpartnership.com) for national Community Action Agencies.