DICSA marking 32 years working in area
The Community Action Network was established 57 years ago to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. More than 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the U.S. thrive. In 2021, the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA, a proud member of the Community Action Network, will also commemorate 32 years helping families throughout Dickinson and Iron counties.
Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact DICSA and our network has had on families. Last year alone, we served 2,695 people in our local area and the network served over 15 million across the country with immediately needed services such as shelter and food, and other solutions like weatherization and education.
Community Action Agencies serve 99% of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability. All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public and low-income sectors of the community. We are proud of our communities’ participation in the development and oversight of our programs. Their engagement helps us to be more effective in our approach by determining what residents of Dickinson and Iron counties need.
DICSA is a member of the National Community Action Partnership, the Michigan Community Action Association and the Community Action Network, which was born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. DICSA’s mission is to connect people to resources, provide a means to overcome challenges, strengthen self-sufficiency, and work in partnership with our community to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Find out more at www.dicsami.org or call 906-774-2256.