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Alcona County NEMCSA Services & Programs

CARES Services                                                                                              

Do you need help due to challenges that occurred from the COVID-19 pandemic?                             NEMCSA CARES Services might be able to help you with :

  • Home Repair
  • Car Insurance & Car Repairs
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Funeral Assistance
  • And more...

Read more about CARES services HERE

Early Childhood Services

Early Head Startearly head start

  • Services pregnant women and children 0 - 3 and their families
  • Comprehensive child development and early educational services (health, nutrition, family support services)

Pre School

Head Start / Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP)head start logogreat start readiness program

  • Preschool education program for children 3 - 5 who come from low income families
  • Provides education, social services, health / dental, nutrition, mental health, and disability services to participating families

School Success Partnership

What Does the School Success Program Do?nemcsa school success partnership logo

A School Success Liaison will meet with the parent(s)/guardian, child, teachers, and school administrators to develop and create a plan for student success. These plans address all areas of concern and include intervention strategies for school and home. School Success Liaisons make weekly student contacts and bi-weekly contacts with parent(s)/guardian, teachers and  other community resources. The program is designed to link families with resources and coordinate services when needed.  Click here to find out more.

Region 9 Area Agency on Agingregion 9 area agency on aging logo

What is the Purpose of the Area Agency on Aging?

The purpose of the Region 9 Area Agency on Aging is to plan, coordinate and develop a comprehensive service delivery system for the elderly within its planning and service area.  Some of the many programs under Region 9 are Community Based Care Services, Evidence Based Disease Prevention Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, The Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Volunteer Services and many more.  Click here to find out more.

Housing & Client Services

What Does the Housing & Client Services Division Do?nemcsa logo
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food to low-income families. Distributions are in February, May, August & November.
  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides food to low-income seniors age 60 or older. Distributions are monthly. 
Home Weatherization
  • The Weatherization Program can install energy efficient measures to help reduce the energy usage of households. Households must income qualify.
Rental Assistance
  • The Rental Housing Assistance Programs can provide case management and financial assistance (rent, security deposit and other supportive services) to homeless households and households at risk of homelessness.
Utility or Deliverable Fuel Assistance
  • The Crisis Prevention Program assists with paying shut off notices or paying for deliverable fuels (such as wood, fuel oil & propane). The program is available to households that income qualify and meets the program guidelines.   
Foreclosure & Homebuyer Programs
  • Foreclosure Assistance
  • Financial Capability Program
  • Homebuyer Education
Self Sufficiency Programs for Northeast Michigan
  • Family Self-Sufficiency

In addition to the many services and programs that NEMCSA provides to Alcona County residents, there are a multitude of other resources available. You can view additional resources here.

Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with community resources and information. CLICK HERE for access to Michigan 2-1-1.