Alcona County NEMCSA Services & Programs
Early Head Start
- Services pregnant women and children 0 - 3 and their families
- Comprehensive child development and early educational services (health, nutrition, family support services)
Head Start / Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP)
- 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
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.
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 & Community Programs
What Does the Housing & Community Programs Division Do?
- The Food Boost Program, formerly known as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), provides extra food to those in need.
- The Golden Groceries Giveaway Program, formerly known as Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), provides food to low-income seniors age 60 or older. Distributions are monthly.
- The Weatherization Program can install energy efficient measures to help reduce the energy usage of households. Households must income qualify.
- 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.
- Foreclosure Assistance
- Financial Capability Program
- Homebuyer Education
- 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. CLICK HERE for access to Michigan 2-1-1.