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Service Centers

Leading, Guiding, Directing, Connecting and Empowering . . .

Pathways to Self-Sufficiency

A focus on strengthening the family unit through prevention and self-directed techniques to problem solving and goal setting.

    CACS Services are part of a Pathway to Self-sufficiency Initiative.

In order to receive services through the Agency, applicants must first attend a Growth Program designed to educate clients and move them towards self-sufficiency by giving them the skills and education they need to improve their situation and move out of poverty.
Service Comparison Chart

Clients may access services directly through the center by telephone or walk in. An appointment is generally needed to apply direct payment assistance for utilities and shelter. Eligibility criteria includes income documentation. Other documents may be required depending on the funding source accessed.
Clinton County Service Center
1001 South Oakland Street
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 224-6702
Rural Ingham Service Center
218 E. Maple Street
Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-1065
Eaton County Service Center
1370 N. Clinton Trail
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-5465
Shiawassee Service Center
1845 Corunna Avenue
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 723-3115
Lansing Service Center
1301 Rensen Street
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 393-7077
The Service Delivery System

Capital Area Community Services, Inc. (CACS) serves low income individuals and families in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties and the City of Lansing. A summary of services follows:
  • Direct Vendor Payments for home heating assistance
  • Direct Vendor Payments for rent/mortgage assistance
  • Foreclosure and Housing Counseling
  • IDA Home Purchase Assistance
  • Six Month Pathways to self Sufficiency Case Management Project
  • Emergency Food Assistance
  • Free Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Information and Referral
  • Senior Services
  • Homeless Case Management and Housing Assistance
  • Commodity Food Programs
  • Weatherization and other approved services associated with eligible applicants.
WORKSHOPS Designed to Increase Skills and Promote Self Sufficiency

Basic Budgeting
Financial Well Being
Credit Repair
Common CENTS
Energy Education I & II
Life Skills
Keeping Your Home
Housing Counseling
Homeless Survival Skills

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