Capital Area Community Services, Inc.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update as of 4/10/2020
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. 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 various Executive Orders and the Ingham County Health Department Emergency Order (Ingham 2020-3) for Control of Pandemic.
Head Start part-year classrooms will remain closed for the rest of this school year. Teaching staff and Family Advocates continue to provide weekly educational experiences for children and provide support and resources to parents. Another mailing is going out to families with weekly LINKS sheets through July.
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 throughout our four county service areas continues to operate with various modifications related to pick-up hours. Already packaged food boxes are being put into the waiting cars. Staff from CACS units are packing the food boxes; volunteers are not.
Again – distribution at each local Service Center may differ from the usual schedule, so individuals should call their local Service Center to verify pick-up dates and times.
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.
Senior Information and Assistance
Services are being provided by staff at each Service Center through phone calls and e-mail. Signs are posted at the Center with instructions.
Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program
Medicare Counselors can be reached by calling the Service Centers or 800-803-7174. Services will be provided on the phone or through e-mail.
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 May, 15th 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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