Capital Area Community Services, Inc.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update as of 3/27/2020
Capital Area Community Services, Inc., continues to monitor actions and communications from a number of sources related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. It is our priority to continue to provide services to those in need while also keeping our clients and staff safe.
CACS, Inc., has implemented various recommendations provided by health officials. While some of these recommendations include the closing of facilities and social distancing, at this time we continue to provide services with some program modifications.
Below is a summary of program modifications we have made, effective March 30, 2020. We realize these are unique times and circumstances and hope the communities we serve are understanding of the changes we have made until further notice.
CACS has implemented and is following the recommendations and actions as stated in the Ingham County Health Department Emergency Order (Ingham 2020-3) for Control of Pandemic.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs are suspended until April 13, 2020. Family Advocates and teachers are reaching out to families weekly to check on them and provide ideas for at home activities. A package containing the Head Start newsletter, LINK sheets, and a new book was sent to each Head Start family.
Head Start is continuing to update the Head Start web site with new resources. Information about feeding programs that families can access can also be found on the Head Start website at www.cacsheadstart.org
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)/The Emergency Food Program (TEFAP)
Our food program continues to operate with various pick-up and hours open modifications. Already packaged food boxes will be delivered to waiting cars. Staff from CACS units are packing the food boxes; volunteers are not. For the period of April 13 – 29, 2020, Commodity Food Distribution will ONLY be done at 1301 Rensen Street on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
CACS Service Centers
Services provided by Service Center staff is being scheduled on an appointment only basis. Signage is posted at all Service Center sites indicating how to reach staff.
Financial Literacy/Property Tax Foreclosure Prevention Program
Services are being initiated through an initial phone call. Staff will serve clients remotely.
Tax Preparation Services
Tax Preparation service have been suspended until further notice as per AARP and VITA.
Services are being initiated through an initial phone call. In person meetings to follow-up will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Weatherization Services have been suspended until April 13, 2020.
For information, check for updates on this webpage or call 517-393-7077
For information regarding CACS Head Start please visit: www.cacsheadstart.org
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