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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        
  

​​​​​EVENTS & COMMENTS


MAY was NATIONAL COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH and was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies' roles in helping low-income families achieve economic stability.


During National Community Action Month, North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) follow the PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION - to help people and change lives.


          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 vonteers received a certificate.​


              EAP PROGRAM!!!


ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WINTER SEASON PROGRAM HAS ENDED AS OF JUNE 1, 2018   



SUMMER COOL PROGRAM STARTS JUNE 18, 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:  tszawara@nccomact.org








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.”    Type your paragraph here.










 





















 

                                           












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            












 

 









                                            


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

  

NCCAA SUCCESS STORIES WHERE WE HAVE HELPED PEOPLE AND CHANGED THEIR LIVES!


A senior client who had been homeless in another state moved to one of NCCAA counties.  He came into the office for assistance and enrolled into the senior nutrition program, utilized the food pantry, Energy Assistance Program (EAP) and was placed in a satellite Community Action Agency.  By seeking Community Action help, his life has tremendously changed - no longer homeless, has employment and is giving back to his community.  


At a final inspection of a home that was weatherized by NCCAA, the client broke down crying, saying she could not believe how much weatherization has done for her.  She explained that she inherited her home from her grandparents.  The house had been in her family four generations.  She thought she would upset her family by having to sell the home.  She could no longer afford the monthly utility bills.  She had just graduated from college and her student loans were becoming due.  The home previously did not have any insulation in the walls or attic.  She would have to block off the front room trying to keep the heating bill down but now she can utilize every room as the home is much warmer even though her thermostat is set at a lower temperature.    By having the weatherization done, she could tell a great difference in the home.  She said she knew this was exactly what she needed to be able to keep the home in the family.


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