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July 2016 Newsletter – Michigan Community Action

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Washtenaw OCED works to end homelessness

Washtenaw County knows the number of homeless people in its communities and also knows their faces and names.  Now, with the help of community groups and nonprofits, Washtenaw's Community Action Agency's effort to end homelessness is limited only by the housing available on any given day.

The Washtenaw Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), the county's designated CAA, participates in a nationwide competitive program called Zero: 2016.  Washtenaw County is one of 75 communities selected for the federal program, which focuses on reducing veteran and chronic homelessness to "functional zero" - the point at which the system of care for people experiencing homelessness is able to move more people out of homelessness than are currently homeless or entering homelessness at any given time…

Outdoor "classrooms" enhance childhood development programs

Bugs, mud and fresh air are all part of Mid Michigan Community Action Agency's (MMCAA) preschool outdoor "classrooms," where children explore nature and increase physical activity and creativity.  As a new component to MMCAA's Head Start and Great Start programs, outdoor classrooms extend learning environments to the outdoors…

MCA summer conference heads to Port Huron 7/19-21

MCA will host its annual summer conference July 19-21 at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron.  Among the topics are self-sufficiency programs, agency entrepreneurship and an update on the Michigan Energy Assistance Program…

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