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
 




  

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, NCCAA presented the 2022 Hazel Thomas Community Action Award to the Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte. The award was presented at the 2022 Annual Volunteer Luncheon at the Smrt Center. Ms. Fruth of HFL delivered a heart-warming speech accepting the award thanking NCCAA for all that we do. The entire staff and volunteers joined her in celebrating.

Cynthia Davis (left), Melvin Meriweather Jr. (center) and Board President Willie Milsap, (right). At the February Board meeting we presented an award to Mr. Meriweather honoring his committment to NCCAA and the local community for 56+ years.

NCCAA received recognition from the Unity Foundation after completing a Youth Hygiene Course with local children at the Wise Center. This was a three week course teaching the children the important of personal hygiene and cleanliness and how it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Action Agencies Celebrates 50 Years of Service

North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.  


Cynthia Davis, Executive Director (left), Larry Arness (center) and Board President Willie Milsap, Board President (right). At the March Board meeting we presented an award to Mr. Arness honoring his committment to NCCAA and the local community for 22 years.





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 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