The local community action agency of Kent County Michigan is a non-profit organization that helps low-income residents with housing, food, and other needs. The organization provides assistance to low income and poor families, with a focus on seniors, the disabled, unemployed and families with young children. The applicant needs to be willing to work towards self-sufficiency and exiting poverty.
A variety of social services and emergency assistance is organized by Kent County Community Action. While some short term crisis aid is available, the main goal is to be able to support oneself. -Get information about and referrals to government programs that can help with things like job training and bill paying.
Energy bill assistance and conservation measures
Weatherization will help people who are poor and have low incomes to save money on their energy bills. The focus is on those who may have difficulty taking care of themselves or their families. The goal of this program is to help people pay for expenses related to cooling or heating their homes, and to make their homes more energy efficient. The weatherization program provides services such as furnace tune-ups, free insulation for attics and walls, window glazing, health and safety checks, and air sealing.
To qualify for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, families must be residents of the greater Kent County or Grand Rapids area. The occupants of a house can either own or rent the property. their income for the year has to stay above the line for poverty that the state has set
The Community Action agency also provides low income energy bill assistance, known as LIHEAP, or the Michigan Home Heating Credit. The federal government provides grants to help pay for heating and winter utility bills. This is a program that gives money to people based on their income. Families who are struggling to make ends meet, the elderly, disabled, and single parents who are raising children by themselves are given priority. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible low-income households pay for home heating and cooling costs. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) administers the program in Michigan. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible low-income households pay for home heating and cooling costs. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is responsible for administering the program in Michigan.
Food from Kent County Community Action programs
TEFAP food from the USDA is for low-income households in Kent County. The food and groceries are distributed to different locations every quarter. Some examples of food that can be sent in a care package are canned or frozen meats, vegetables, cereal, dry milk powder, peanut butter, and vegetable oil.
This program provides food to low-income children and seniors who are at risk for poor health. The program can improve the health of participants by providing nutritious food items that would otherwise be unavailable to them. The federal program provides additional food and groceries to people in need.
Applicants can get food that is rich in nutrients and approved by the USDA. The Kent County households that qualify for this program receive a food box with a variety of food products each month. This means that the non-profit organization is able to distribute items such as cheese, bread, vegetables, canned meat, fruit, cereals, and juices to those in need.
Assistance for immigrants and senior citizens
Latin American immigrants and residents can access programs. This means that you will be given free food, either at home or in a group setting. The meals are served, at a discount, to elderly citizens and they are of Latin American cuisine. Community action agencies also provide transportation services to the congregation site. Other homebound senior citizens who are eligible can also have their meals delivered to their homes. If you are 60 years old or above, your spouse, or if you live in Kent County, you may be eligible for this program.
There are many resources available to help senior citizens with special needs. These resources include outreach, information, referrals, and follow-up services. The main goal of these resources is to allow elderly people to remain independent in their own homes. To be eligible, you must be at least 60 years old and live in the Grand Rapids area.
Financial aid and transportation from Community Action
This program provides them with food, housing, and other essentials. Emergency services that community action provides can include things like free food, gasoline, help with rent, personal belongings, work uniforms and utilities.
They also help with finding and keeping a job. The community action agency can help people who have not finished high school or who are immigrants to find jobs in the Grand Rapids area. There may be a variety of opportunities available, including free job training programs.
Michigan Enrolls provides educational resources, support, and enrollment assistance to its clients for health care programs that it oversees. Certified counselors help new clients understand the different health plans available to them and help them enroll in new medical programs. If someone needs to change their plan, they can get help from customer service.
There is also a wide range of medical and dental care for people who do not have health insurance. There are people who help guide families in finding resources in the Kent County and Grand Rapids area. The goal is to ensure that people can afford to get the medication they need, as well as regular checkups and immunizations. There are many ways for people without health insurance to get healthcare. They can go to community health centers, free clinics, or hospital emergency rooms. They can also participate in government programs like Medicaid or Medicare.
There is transportation assistance available for elderly citizens who live in Kent County, Michigan. The goal is to assist them with grocery shopping, socialization, and medical appointments. This can be done by taking the KCSM Ride Link or the ITP (Inter-urban Transit).
The VITA program provides free tax assistance to low-income families in order to help them apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit from the federal government. This program is designed to increase the number of families who are able to take advantage of this credit and receive the financial assistance they need. They help with providing free information and guidance about income taxes. This will include helping low-income people in Kent County with their income taxes. To be eligible, people must have an annual income at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline and be residents of Kent County Michigan.
Applying for help at Kent County Community Action Agency
Many other services that can help improve quality of life are offered as well. For more information, please call us. The office is located at 121 Franklin St SE #110, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. The phone number is (616) 632-7950.