The need for assistance goes up during difficult times — loss of a job, isolation, foreclosure, decline in health — and fear for what’s to come can put tremendous stress on people. South County Community Services (SCCS) is aware that these stressors are often hard to manage, and we are committed to providing solutions for the community and our village.
As a hub for nearly 25,000 residents living in the Southern tier of Kalamazoo County, our mission is to work with families to improve their quality of life; we provide services to individuals of all abilities, income levels, and backgrounds. strive to connect individuals with the resources they need to manage life’s challenges; we are here to help individuals access food, clothing, and transportation. In addition, a senior outreach service is available to help older adults navigate the aging network. Plus, we offer financial assistance to individuals who qualify and need help with the cost of their rent, utilities, and medication.
How We Can Help
We are committed to the health and well-being of individuals in our community and those we serve, and we are aware that food insecurity persists. Therefore, we work hard to ensure anyone hungry has access to nutritious food. Our curbside pantry is available to anyone in need – no questions asked. Furthermore, several food delivery options are available to make sure older adults have access to the food they need.
Transportation needs have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic; however, we continue to work diligently to provide transportation for older adults or individuals with a disability, who are unable to drive to medical visits and other essential appointments.
We are actively recruiting volunteer drivers, so we can continue to provide this essential service and meet the demands of the growing need. This volunteer opportunity is the perfect job for someone looking to give back to the community enrich the quality of life for those in need.
We also provide emergency financial assistance to qualifying individuals to help cover rent, utilities, and medication. Gas vouchers may also be available to individuals who need help to get to important destinations.
Although some of the services we put on pause due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to continue to host the VA Navigation services and the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP.)
We know that times have been difficult for many individuals in our community, and we anticipate challenges ahead. We embrace the popular mantra – challenges are what make life interesting but overcoming them is what makes them meaningful – and are ready to step up to do whatever we can to help our village![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]