NEMCSA is YOUR Community Action Agency; helping people change lives, to embody the spirit of hope, improving communities and making America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and others. 

Join us in celebrating May as Community Action Month! There are several reasons why May is dedicated to Community Action and the estimated 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the United States. 

We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.

This special day of unity and giving presents an opportunity to come together and support communities and nonprofits around the world. Whether it’s advocating for an issue you’re passionate about, sharing a skill, helping a neighbor, or giving to important causes, every act of kindness makes a difference. 

Donate HERE

Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), NEMCSA is asking for community support to sew cloth masks for our employees and volunteers that are assisting your neighbors during the pandemic. 

There have been many questions regarding hand-sewn masks including what is being accepted, material shortages, and sanitation procedures. At this time, NEMCSA is accepting donations of any style, pattern, or design. Ensuring fabric is tightly-woven, breathable and can be secured appropriately to the face is most important. 

We are extremely grateful for the support we have already received from our communities.  Your donation of homemade items will help ensure the safety of hundreds of NEMCSA staff and volunteers during the pandemic. 

If you have questions regarding homemade masks, please reach out to the NEMCSA by phone at 989-358-4600 or email at 

NEMCSA Program Updates

Our Executive Director always shares a lot of great information, and this month's edition is no different.  

Read about the exciting things our programs are doing amidst this pandemic. 

View Report HERE

Agency/Community Events 

Why is the Census important? Census data is used to…

• Apportion representation among states
• Draw congressional and state legislative districts, school districts, and voting precincts
• Distribute federal dollars to states
• Inform government planning decisions at the federal, tribal, state and local level
• Inform organizational decisions (e.g., where to locate, size of market, etc.) of businesses and non-profits
• Enforce voting rights and civil rights legislation

The Census is safe and easy Only 10 questions! They will ask about your…
Name, age, race, sex, contact information, type of household, number of people in the household, relationship between people in the household

Census data is for statistical purposes ONLY The Census Bureau cannot share personal information BY LAW
View Local Food Distributions HERE
Did you know that NEMCSA's Care Management and Mi-Choice Waiver Programs help prevent and/or delay nursing home placement?

To learn more about these programs visit

And thank a nurse for all they do! 
Did you know that a majority of NEMCSA's team work in the Early Childhood Division?

They are working harder than ever using digital means to connect to their children and families. 

Find out more about Early Childhood Programs HERE
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