The staff at Community Action House makes every effort to treat all people with respect and fairness, and to provide knowledgeable, culturally competent services to members of the community. As a client, you have the right to receive services that you are eligible for; we cannot always provide every service for every client, but whenever possible, we will provide referrals and information about alternative community resources.

Emergency Services Program



NEW SERVICE:  Community Action House (CAH) will provide a monthly food distribution to all low-income households in our service area beginning in March of 2014.  Eligibility is income-based, and households must provide picture ID and proof of address to access service.   Households can come each time for the monthly distribution.


Emergency Services, including food, diapers, baby food and formula, hygiene and cleaning products are available on a walk-in basis, up to three times per calendar year. After the third walk-in visit, the household has the following options:

  •       Schedule a meeting with a case manager to review household finances and use of community
          resources AND/OR
  •       Household is only eligible for the monthly food distribution.


Applicants must live in the 49423, 49424, or 49460 and have a valid id AND proof of address (must be less than 90 days old) to be assessed for services.  


Applicants MUST arrive and complete paperwork for services at least 30 minutes prior to closing time in order for their application to be processed. High demand for services sometimes limits the number of people we can assist each day. It is recommended that applicants arrive as early as possible, or call ahead of time to verify they will be seen that day.
    14th Street Office: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-5:00, Friday: 8:30-12:00
    136th Avenue Office: Wednesday: 8:30am to 12noon, and 1:00-5:00pm



For more information, please contact Jennifer Boerman at (616) 392-2368 or


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