Message from the Executive Director

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March 26, 2018  

 
 Julie Moberg, Executive Director   
(906) 786-7080 
 
 

The Community Action Agency has had another successful year. We continue to maintain a high standard of service as evidenced by our continued success in meeting all of the Department of Health and Human Services BCAEO 53 organizational standards. These standards are the primary measurement of an organization’s health and stability.

Highlighted this year was our agency’s efforts toward a new 10-year millage for our senior  services to begin in 2020. Approved in August, this is the fourth 10-year millage approved by voters in Delta and Menominee counties for senior services. The millage supports the continued operation of all six of our senior centers in the two-county area in addition to several satellite sites. The millage also supports the continuation of home-delivered meals, in home personal care services, and homemaker aide services. All these services work to keep senior citizens in their home.

Our other Senior Volunteer Programs have been busy in the community. The MDSCAA Senior Volunteer program works with over 400 senior volunteers placing them into many school buildings, senior citizen homes, nursing homes, Red Cross blood drives, and other governmental and nonprofit agencies. They provide countless hours of volunteer service throughout Delta, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties. The volunteers make our communities a better place to live for all people young to old.

It was a busy year for Weatherization services as well. Staff members continue to provide services across the five-county area. The Weatherization Director worked with the state of Michigan to revise and update the field standards bringing them up to date for all CAA Weatherization programs.

Our homeless services received an Emergency Shelter Grant allowing us to provide up to seven days of hotel stays to help people through their emergency situation. This grant is provided directly through MDSCAA. If a person is unable to stay at the Hope at the Inn, MDSCAA is able to put them up for no more than seven days a year. This allows our workers to make a stable housing plan with the person often preventing them from being turned back out on the street.

MDSCAA’s Board of Directors is committed to meeting the needs of our community. Our mission is to empower and assist people to improve and sustain their quality of life. It is the Community Action Agency’s goal to provide a hand up to people and provide the skills they need to create and maintain an independent and stable life.