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Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) Launches New Pilot Program to Stop Generational Poverty

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency has a new pilot program to help working families fighting poverty. “We have a program within our agency that called the Bridges of Self-sufficiency. Otherwise known as the Boss Program. It is a pilot program that started in 2022 with six families in the northeastern regions. Our program is geared at ending generational poverty through intensive case management services. Families and individuals are paired with a mentor, helping them break barriers,” Community Resource Coordinator for NEMCSA Amanda Bergeron said.


According to Forbes, 156 million people, or 78 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. “Whether you’re a working family or you ran into hard times in a certain circumstance, we have friendly and compassionate staff that are ready to assist you. Since this new program is in its infancy, it is only available to current NEMCSA clients and requires a referral. If you are in need NEMCSA offers services including preschool and early childhood education, food assistance, help for caregivers, seniors services, a weatherization program and more,” Bergeron added. If you’re interested in learning more about our services or you can reach out to our team at (989) 358-4600.