North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. EVENTS 











 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            



North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.

New Sponsor of Wheelchair Ramp, Children’s Vision Screening and Blanketeers Programs
Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely proud of what the programs accomplished during the past 12 years and know they will continue to be very successful under the guidance of North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.”  Ms. Dyer also stated the reason for the transition of the programs was that Catholic Charities was narrowing its focus to intensive case management and counseling. 

Under the supervision of NCCAA, the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program will continue to meetl the needs throughout Northwest Indiana counties.  The ramp program comes with approximately 15 volunteers, the vision screening program comes with approximately 10 and the Blanketeers has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a complete volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and/or agencies that work with infants/children. This program will be housed at the NCCAA Westside Center in Michigan City.  The Children’s Vision Screening Program has one coordinator, Barb Mason, who receives a stipend from the funding sources of this program.  In the past school 2016-2017, the programs screened over 3,000 school children.  The Wheelchair Ramp Program Coordinator, Tom Szawara, is a new part-time employee of NCCAA.  The ramp and screening programs will continue to receive funding from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, LaPorte County United Way, Duneland Health Council, Heart of Cook Foundation, and REMC Foundation under NCCAA’s sponsorship.      

Cynthia Davis, Executive Director of North Central Community Action Agencies, stated “We are very excited to have this opportunity that will allow the staff and volunteers of these programs to join our team.  We are appreciative of the smooth transition between NCCAA and Catholic Charities.  The programs have made tremendous impacts in people’s lives and this speaks volumes to the work of the staff and the commitment of the volunteers of those programs.  It is our intention to keep recruiting additional volunteers to add to the programs and fulfill the anticipated needs of the low-income people

Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely proud of what the programs accomplished during the past 12 years and know they will continue to be very successful under the guidance of North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.”  Ms. Dyer also stated the reason for the transition of the programs was that Catholic Charities was narrowing its focus to intensive case management and counseling. 
Under the supervision of NCCAA, the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program will continue to meetl the needs throughout Northwest Indiana counties.  The ramp program comes with approximately 15 volunteers, the vision screening program comes with approximately 10 and the Blanketeers has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a complete volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and/or agencies that work with infants/children. This program will be housed at the NCCAA Westside Center in Michigan City.  The Children’s Vision Screening Program has one coordinator, Barb Mason, who receives a stipend from the funding sources of this program.  In the past school 2016-2017, the programs screened over 3,000 school children.  The Wheelchair Ramp Program Coordinator, Tom Szawara, is a new part-time employee of NCCAA.  The ramp and screening programs will continue to receive funding from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, LaPorte County United Way, Duneland Health Council, Heart of Cook Foundation, and REMC Foundation under NCCAA’s sponsorship.       

 

Cynthia Davis, Executive Director of North Central Community Action Agencies, stated “We are very excited to have this opportunity that will allow the staff and volunteers of these programs to join our team.  We are appreciative of the smooth transition between NCCAA and Catholic Charities.  The programs have made tremendous impacts in people’s lives and this speaks volumes to the work of the staff and the commitment of the volunteers of those programs.  It is our intention to keep recruiting additional volunteers to add to the programs and fulfill the anticipated needs of the low-income people of the communities that we serve.”    North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.

New Sponsor of Wheelchair Ramp, Children’s Vision Screening and Blanketeers Programs

 

Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely proud of what the programs accomplished during the past 12 years and know they will continue to be very successful under the guidance of North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.”  Ms. Dyer also stated the reason for the transition of the programs was that Catholic Charities was narrowing its focus to intensive case management and counseling. 

 

Under the supervision of NCCAA, the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program will continue to meetl the needs throughout Northwest Indiana counties.  The ramp program comes with approximately 15 volunteers, the vision screening program comes with approximately 10 and the Blanketeers has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a complete volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and/or agencies that work with infants/children. This program will be housed at the NCCAA Westside Center in Michigan City.  The Children’s Vision Screening Program has one coordinator, Barb Mason, who receives a stipend from the funding sources of this program.  In the past school 2016-2017, the programs screened over 3,000 school children.  The Wheelchair Ramp Program Coordinator, Tom Szawara, is a new part-time employee of NCCAA.  The ramp and screening programs will continue to receive funding from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, LaPorte County United Way, Duneland Health Council, Heart of Cook Foundation, and REMC Foundation under NCCAA’s sponsorship.       

 

Cynthia Davis, Executive Director of North Central Community Action Agencies, stated “We are very excited to have this opportunity that will allow the staff and volunteers of these programs to join our team.  We are appreciative of the smooth transition between NCCAA and Catholic Charities.  The programs have made tremendous impacts in people’s lives and this speaks volumes to the work of the staff and the commitment of the volunteers of those programs.  It is our intention to keep recruiting additional volunteers to add to the programs and fulfill the anticipated needs of the low-income people of the communities that we serve.”    North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.

New Sponsor of Wheelchair Ramp, Children’s Vision Screening and Blanketeers Programs

 

Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely        
  











 

 









                                            










 





















 

                                           





















 

 













                                            


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          52 Years Celebration

NCCAA celebrated 52 years of Community Action at our Annual Meeting Volunteer Luncheon!!!

on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

at the SMRT Community Center

           301 Grant St.

           Michigan City, Indiana

Purdue Extension Service received the 2018 Hazel Thomas Community Action Award and all volunteers received a certificate.​


            


ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Summer Cool Program  ENDED AS OF August 24, 2018   




THE WHEELCHAIR RAMP/HOME SAFETY REPAIR PROGRAMS HAS FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CONSTRUCT WHEELCHAIR RAMPS/HOME SAFETY REPAIRS FOR ELDERLY AND/OR DISABLED RESIDENTS OF LAPORTE COUNTY WHO REQUIRE ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO ENTER OR EXIT THEIR HOME SAFELY.


IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED A WHEELCHAIR RAMP BUILT OR A HOME SAFETY REPAIR PERFORMED TO REMAIN SAFELY IN THE HOME, BUT CANNOT AFFORD THE COST OF A CONTRACTOR, OR WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER OR MAKE A DONATION, PLEASE CALL:  219-872-1201 EX 107 OR EMAIL:  wlauer@nccomact.org


















 

 









                                            


301 E. 8th Street #109
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 872-0351 or 872-1201











 

 









                                            


  

NCCAA 2018 Summer Campers learn about gardening


A garden has been planted on the westside at the Smrt Community Center located at 301 Grant Street to promote healthy nutrition.  Purdue Extension Service and the LaPorte County Unity Foundation have partnered with North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. in this effort.  Produce from the garden are available to all westside residents. 













 

 









                                            


Ed Merrion from Catholic Charities accepts the 2015 NCCAA Hazel Thomas Community Action Award











 

 









                                            


                  

 

                                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

     

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 
                                                                                         

 

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North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.

New Sponsor of Wheelchair Ramp, Children’s Vision Screening and Blanketeers Programs
Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely proud of what the programs accomplished during the past 12 years and know they will continue to be very successful under the guidance of North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.”  Ms. Dyer also stated the reason for the transition of the programs was that Catholic Charities was narrowing its focus to intensive case management and counseling. 

Under the supervision of NCCAA, the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program will continue to meetl the needs throughout Northwest Indiana counties.  The ramp program comes with approximately 15 volunteers, the vision screening program comes with approximately 10 and the Blanketeers has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a complete volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and/or agencies that work with infants/children. This program will be housed at the NCCAA Westside Center in Michigan City.  The Children’s Vision Screening Program has one coordinator, Barb Mason, who receives a stipend from the funding sources of this program.  In the past school 2016-2017, the programs screened over 3,000 school children.  The Wheelchair Ramp Program Coordinator, Tom Szawara, is a new part-time employee of NCCAA.  The ramp and screening programs will continue to receive funding from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, LaPorte County United Way, Duneland Health Council, Heart of Cook Foundation, and REMC Foundation under NCCAA’s sponsorship.      

Cynthia Davis, Executive Director of North Central Community Action Agencies, stated “We are very excited to have this opportunity that will allow the staff and volunteers of these programs to join our team.  We are appreciative of the smooth transition between NCCAA and Catholic Charities.  The programs have made tremendous impacts in people’s lives and this speaks volumes to the work of the staff and the commitment of the volunteers of those programs.  It is our intention to keep recruiting additional volunteers to add to the programs and fulfill the anticipated needs of the low-income people

Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely proud of what the programs accomplished during the past 12 years and know they will continue to be very successful under the guidance of North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.”  Ms. Dyer also stated the reason for the transition of the programs was that Catholic Charities was narrowing its focus to intensive case management and counseling. 
Under the supervision of NCCAA, the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program will continue to meetl the needs throughout Northwest Indiana counties.  The ramp program comes with approximately 15 volunteers, the vision screening program comes with approximately 10 and the Blanketeers has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a complete volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and/or agencies that work with infants/children. This program will be housed at the NCCAA Westside Center in Michigan City.  The Children’s Vision Screening Program has one coordinator, Barb Mason, who receives a stipend from the funding sources of this program.  In the past school 2016-2017, the programs screened over 3,000 school children.  The Wheelchair Ramp Program Coordinator, Tom Szawara, is a new part-time employee of NCCAA.  The ramp and screening programs will continue to receive funding from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, LaPorte County United Way, Duneland Health Council, Heart of Cook Foundation, and REMC Foundation under NCCAA’s sponsorship.       

 

Cynthia Davis, Executive Director of North Central Community Action Agencies, stated “We are very excited to have this opportunity that will allow the staff and volunteers of these programs to join our team.  We are appreciative of the smooth transition between NCCAA and Catholic Charities.  The programs have made tremendous impacts in people’s lives and this speaks volumes to the work of the staff and the commitment of the volunteers of those programs.  It is our intention to keep recruiting additional volunteers to add to the programs and fulfill the anticipated needs of the low-income people of the communities that we serve.”    North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.

New Sponsor of Wheelchair Ramp, Children’s Vision Screening and Blanketeers Programs

 

Beginning April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary transitioned these two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the ramp program completed their 500th ramp.  The ramp program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director for Catholic Charities stated, “We are extremely proud of what the programs accomplished during the past 12 years and know they will continue to be very successful under the guidance of North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.”  Ms. Dyer also stated the reason for the transition of the programs was that Catholic Charities was narrowing its focus to intensive case management and counseling. 

 

Under the supervision of NCCAA, the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program will continue to meetl the needs throughout Northwest Indiana counties.  The ramp program comes with approximately 15 volunteers, the vision screening program comes with approximately 10 and the Blanketeers has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a complete volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schoo
 




  











 

 









                                            


Community Action Agencies Celebrates 50 Years of Service

 Wheelchair Ramp, and  Children’s Vision Screening and Blanketeers Programs

On April 1, 2017 North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) became the new sponsor of the Wheelchair Ramp and Children’s Vision Screening Program.  Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary transitioned the two programs to NCCAA after the volunteers of the Ramp Program completed their 500th ramp.  The Ramp Program provides elderly and/or disabled resident of Northwest Indiana the opportunity and freedom to enter and exit their homes safely.  The program has approximately 15 volunteers.  The Vision Screening Program has approximately 10 and the Blanketeers Program has 6.  The Blanketeer Program is a completely volunteer program where individuals come together twice a month to sew, crochet and/or knit items that they distribute to the local schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and/or agencies that work with infants/children. This program is housed at the NCCAA's Westside Smrt  Center in Michigan City.  The Children’s Vision Screening Program has one coordinator, Becky Knoll, who receives a stipend from the funding sources of this program.  In the past school 2017-2018, the programs screened over 3,000 school children.  The Wheelchair Ramp Program Coordinator, Wayne Lauer, is a part-time employee of NCCAA.  The Ramp and Screening Programs receive funding from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, LaPorte Health Foundation, LaPorte County United Way, Heart of Cook Foundation, and REMC Foundation under NCCAA’s sponsorship.