Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Outreach Services
Outreach Services provide services and referrals through various programs to low-income families and individuals who need assistance. To obtain cards for the CSFP and MIC Programs, or to determine eligibility for Michigan Enrolls, Emergency Services and the Weatherization Program, contact your county Outreach Specialist. Outreach Services provide services and referrals through various programs to low-income families and individuals who need assistance. To obtain cards for the CSFP and MIC Programs, or to determine eligibility for Michigan Enrolls, Emergency Services and the Weatherization Program, contact your county Outreach Specialist.
 
CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program:
CSFP provides a supplemental food package to low-income senior citizens 60 and over every other month. The food provided is canned juices, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meats, powdered milk, cheese, cereals and rice. The yearly income guidelines by household size are as follows:

1 person - $14,521
2 person - $19,669
3 person - $24,817
4 person - $29,965
 
MIC - Mothers Infants and Children:
If you are a pregnant mother or have a child 5 years or younger and are not receiving WIC, you may qualify for this program. The MIC Program provides the same supplemental food package as the above CSFP Program plus extra juice and milk. The yearly income guidelines by household size are as follows:

1 person - $20,665
2 person - $27,991
3 person - $35,317
4 person - $42,643
5 person - $49,969
6 person - $57,295
 
TEFAP - The Emergency Food Assistance Program:
Distributes food purchased by the USDA for eligible low-income households of any age two to four times per year at local senior centers. Some products distributed include beans, rice, canned meats, vegetables, fruits and flour. No card is needed but you will need to sign a form at distribution regarding your income eligibility. The monthly income guidelines are as follows:

Household Size:               Monthly Income:
1 person                          $1,915
2 person                          $2,585
3 person                          $3,255
4 person                          $3,925
5 person                          $4,595
6 person                          $5,265
7 person                          $5,935
8 person                          $6,605
 
Emergency Services:
Limited funds are available to assist with various emergency needs for senior citizens and low-income families. These services may include furnace repair, water heater replacement, roof repairs, payment of an energy bill or partial rent assistance. Income guidelines vary according to the services requested. Budget counseling is provided to help prevent future emergencies.
 
Weatherization:
Assists income eligible households (renters and homeowners) in reducing heating costs. A computerized energy audit determines what type of home weatherization services are needed and any safety issues to be addressed. The household must also make a commitment to reducing their energy consumption. Services provided typically include insulation, caulking, and water heater wrap.The work is completed by local licensed contractors.
 
Contact Information:
Monica Fohn - Weatherization & Outreach
 
Jan Gibson - Iron County Outreach Specialist

For CSFP Cards:
Iron Mountain/Kingsford - Megan Peerenboom - 774-5888
Norway - Susie Slining - 563-8716
Sagola - Bette Christian - 542-3273
Felch - Norma Dixon - 246-3559
Iron County - Jan Gibson - 265-5590
 
Dickinson County Office
Central Office
800 Crystal Lake Blvd., Suite 104
Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801
906-774-2256 or 800-211-1696
Fax: 906-774-2257
E-mail: mfohn@dicsami.org
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
 
Iron County Office
800 4th St.
Iron River, Michigan 49801
906-265-5590
Fax: 906-265-9448
Email: jgibson@dicsami.org
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