May 26, 2021

Dear Clients:

In this ever-changing atmosphere Community Action remains committed to providing excellent customer service, with safety in mind. Due to the recent announcement from the Governor we have made some updates to services. Please call our 1-877-422-2726 for more information.

Preschool Programming:

We have some in person and virtual options available. Our Early Head Start classrooms will be running throughout the summer and will be in person as much as possible. We are enrolling for our fall preschool programming. We are currently following the State of Michigan child care licensing guidelines around COVID procedures.

Commodities (will continue):

We will be holding scheduled distributions at the same time and place as our current published schedules. We are asking clients to stay in their cars and they will receive a pre-packed box. We are asking clients to come to the distribution according to the timeslot that corresponds to the alphabet letter of their last name. Please see website for information.

Last Name A-L –       1st half of distribution time

Last Name M-Z –      2nd  half of distribution time

Home Delivered Meals – Branch County – (will continue)

This service will be dropped off at porches or outside the home, staff will not enter homes, and delivery will continue on two-three times a week as staffing and COVID cases allow. We will be calling clients to check in during the times when we do not deliver to homes.

Congregate Dinning – Branch County

The Congregate Dining Site at 360 Grand Ave, Coldwater (Coldwater Church of Christ) has a grab and go option available based on meals reserved in advance. The voucher distributions for restaurant meals are also running.

Please communicate with Program Coordinator at 517-279-8279 for more information on both options.

Weatherization/Minor Home Repair/Lead Abatement Programs

Housing programs are currently providing services in all programs. Staff, contractors and clients may not have any COVID symptoms in order to receive services. Contractors and staff will perform extra cleaning and wear personal protective equipment during the time of service

Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparent Program has some in-person and virtual programming available. If you are a potential volunteer or a center who would like a volunteer please call 1-877-422-2726 and ask for Ashleigh Woodworth.  

Rental and Utility Assistance and Veteran Programs

Clients who are scheduled or need an appointment should call 1-877-422-2726 for instructions on how to submit documentation for the appointment. We are continuing to do a virtual intake and have several ways to process an application.

There are several providers in the community for this service and we may refer you to a community partner if your situation meets the criteria.

GED Program

The program has both in-person and virtual options available. Students should call 269-986-4149 for instructions and availability.

Educational Assistance Program – Kalamazoo

This program will continue with modifications. Please call 269-373-5066.


This program is providing rides to all types of services in Calhoun County. Clients who exhibit signs of sickness may not ride. Both clients and staff should wear masks, and staff have personal protective equipment and perform sanitizing throughout the day. If clients have questions on their ride please call 1-877-422-2726.


For updates on Coronavirus please utilize the following websites: / State level,


The safety of all clients and staff are a priority to us. We will keep you informed on any further actions going forward.

Thanks for your consideration and support!


Michelle Williamson



Coronavirus Letter to Parents April 13 2020


Coronavirus Letter to Parents April 13 2020 _ Spanish (1)

JIC News Release COVID-19 Weatherization Press Release

Covid emergency services