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        
  


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


We'd like to give thanks to Centier Bank, Horizon Cares, Unity Foundation, and LaPorte Health Foundation for their generous donations to our agency. We were able to purchase a 15-passenger van for our agency's programs.
Adults pictured from left to right: Yolanda Davis & Pia Parrott from Centier Bank, Maria Fruth from Laporte Health Foundation, Jamie Miller from Unity Foundation of LaPorte County, and Cara Jones from Horizon Cares.





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

Brook's Brothers Raffle Winner's Announced:

Mother's Day Basket: Shaun Childers

Father's Day Basket: Jackie Shropshire

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On Thursday, February 20, 2020 our Executive Director, Cyndi Davis, was given the honor of being presented by the Michigan City Rotary Club with its Paul J. Alinsky Excellence Award. The award was presented at the Rotary Club meeting in the Northern Indiana Education Foundation building. Ms. Davis delivered an emotional and heart-warming speech accepting this award. The entire staff joined her in celebrating. If you've ever had contact with Ms. Davis you've noticed her sense of compassion and her drive to help others. This is truly a woman who has dedicated her life and made a career out of helping others.

North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.  
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.