Our Programs

Family Ties Adult Center

Family Ties Adult Center Family Ties, a program of DICSA, is an Adult Day Center located in Iron Mountain, Michigan. It is open to individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, as well as other debilitating diseases. Family Ties is a structured program providing stimulating activities and socialization as a vital part of the center's...

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In-Home Services for Seniors

In-Home Services for Seniors In-Home Services are available to residents of Dickinson County who are 60 years of age or better. All services are intended to support seniors in maintaining their independence and ensuring they continue to be a vital part of our community. Before In-Home Services can be provided, an assessment to determine the...

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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Home Delivered Meals Serving Dickinson, Iron and Baraga counties, the Home Delivered Meal Program is designed to assist homebound seniors in meeting their nutritional needs by delivering meals to their homes up to seven days a week. DICSA serves over 120,000 hot, home delivered meals to eligible participants each year. Each meal is...

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Food Assistance

Food Assistance Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a program that is designed to supplement the nutritional needs of individuals over 60 years of age. The food package contains items from the basic food groups, such as canned meats, fruits, juices, vegetables, peanut butter, non-fat dry milk, beans, cheese, rice, pasta,...

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Transportation

Transportation About the Program Door to door transportation is available through DICSA's transportation program. Rides may be arranged for medical appointments, shopping, etc. Transportation is available for the following areas:  Iron Mountain Kingsford Norway Iron River Crystal Falls The vans are wheelchair accessible.  How Do I Set Up a Ride? If you would like to...

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Weatherization

Weatherization The Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) coordinates a local weatherization program to assist income eligible households (home owners and renters) with reducing their heating costs. A computerized energy audit determines the type of measures to be addressed, then licensed and insured contractors complete the work. In addition to the improvements made to the home, you...

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Denim Heart Thrift & Pantry

621 N. Hooper St. Kingsford, MI 49802   Denim Heart, a program of DICSA, is a thrift store featuring low-cost gently used clothing, books, household goods, and much more!    Denim Heart is also a food pantry serving qualified families in need.   Call Denim Heart Thrift & Pantry at 906-767-0132.   Donations accepted on:...

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Water Assistance Program

Water Assistance Program PAST DUE WATER BILL? WE CAN HELP! Must be income eligible: $30,120 max per year for 1 person $40,880 max per person for 2 person household $51,640 max per year for 3 person household $62,400 max per year for 4 person household Must reside in Dickinson or Iron Counties Must have a...

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Diaper Program

Diaper Program Diapers, pull-ups, and adult diapers are available at no cost to families in need in Dickinson and Iron Counties. Pick up on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Denim Heart Thrift & Pantry, located at 621 N. Hooper Street in Kingsford. Contact Christina Ureta with questions at 906-774-2256, x247. If you...

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program was first funded locally in January of 2001 to serve the Dickinson and Iron County areas. This program is part of AmeriCorps, the federal agency that connects individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation's most pressing challenges. The mission of...

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Keeping Independent Seniors Safe

Keeping Independent Seniors Safe (KISS) What is KISS? The KISS program is a free telephone reassurance program for older adults who live independently and want to feel safer and more secure. No one likes to think of the consequences if someone should fall and not be able to contact anyone, or, worse yet, not be...

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Michigan Governor Youth Service Awards

Michigan Governor Youth Service Awards The Michigan Governor Youth Service Awards acknowledge Michigan youth for their achievements and encourages youth to engage in a lifetime of service. The Michigan Community Service Commission recognizes and celebrates outstanding high school students who provide volunteer service to their community. State Awards - Awarded Annually To Eligible High School...

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