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Community Coordinating Council of Muskegon County

 The Community Coordinating Council of Muskegon County (CCC) is a State-endorsed community collaborative organized to promote effective human services through collaboration, integration, and support. The CCC promotes understanding, focus, and commitment to systemic changes and initiatives to accomplish desired outcomes for Muskegon County and its residents.

The CCC provides a forum for 45 organizations engaged in planning and evaluating human services and service delivery systems for the residents of Muskegon County. Through comprehensive and collaborative planning, evaluation, and programming the Council can develop and implement appropriate changes and enhancements resulting in positive impacts on the lives of County residents, and help to provide a safe, stable and supportive community.

Any nonprofit public or private agency, institution or organization engaged in providing or funding human services for residents of Muskegon County. New organizations are admitted to the Council following an evaluation and recommendation of the Executive Committee, and the consensus decision of the membership at a regular Council meeting.

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am, at the United Way of the Lakeshore, 31 E Clay Avenue.  Please contact Wyneice Hairston for more information - 231-332-4017 or wyneice@unitedwaylakeshore.org

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Muskegon and Oceana Counties have been chosen to receive $88,786 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs; $73,014 for programs in Muskegon County and $15,772 for programs in Oceana County. The Emergency Needs Committees of Muskegon and Oceana Counties will distribute the funds locally. The committees include representatives from more than 40 area agencies; these representatives will determine how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies.

Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, May 18, 2018. - DEADLINE IS NOW CLOSED. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jana Routt at 231-332-4004 or via email at jana@unitedwaylakeshore.org