May is Community Action Agency Month

The Michigan Senate approved my resolution declaring May as Community Action Agency Month. Our community action agencies (CAAs) continue to play an important role in improving our state and bringing new opportunities to all residents.

They excel in developing affordable housing, distributing food, weatherizing homes, assisting families and veterans with emergency needs, preparing people to return to work, and offering a wide array of other helpful services.

This month is a time to raise awareness of these great organizations and to express our appreciation for the tremendous work they do every day to impact thousands of lives each year.

Senate Resolution 163 highlights that Michigan’s 29 CAAs in fiscal year 2017 served 181,435 Michigan residents, including 89,942 families, by providing early childhood education, Head Start, senior services, affordable housing, food assistance, energy assistance, financial literacy classes, job training programs and other services. Insert “Read More” tab here

Our CAAs are the only community-based organizations providing full wraparound, locally directed services in all 83 counties in the state.

This is about recognizing the dedication and hard work of the people at our community action agencies as they promote economic stability and build stronger communities by helping struggling families improve their lives and achieve the American dream.