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Arenac 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

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 Assitance 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.
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 Program for Northeast Michigan
  • Family Self-Sufficiency

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

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