South County Community Services (SCCS) provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in the South County area who are experiencing hardship due to loss of employment, unexpected expenses, or other destabilizing events. SCCS helps to coordinate payments between persons seeking assistance and area funders, and refers to other local agencies—like the Salvation Army, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Christian Resource Center—to work together to successfully prevent utility shutoffs.
South County Community Services (SCCS) provides emergency financial assistance in the case of an eviction notice. Residents who have not yet received an eviction notice but expect one are also advised to call SCCS. Your call may help prevent court fees and unnecessary legal proceedings. SCCS works with the Department of Health and Human Services and a variety of local funders and housing agencies in order to match clients with the best services to fit their needs.
South County Community Services works to provide a variety of services that impact healthcare (See Transportation below, DHHS Kiosk and Navigator, and Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program). Financial assistance is available for prescriptions and other needs on a case-by-case basis.
South County Community Services (SCCS) works with Kalamazoo County Transit’s Community Service Van Program and Metro County Connect to assist you with your transportation needs.
With a call to the SCCS Transportation Coordinator, you can:
- Schedule a free ride on the SCCS Community Service Van. This service is designed to serve seniors over 62 years of age and persons with disabilities.
- Learn how to take advantage of Metro County Connect’s affordable door-to-door ride service. This service is available to anyone who lives in Kalamazoo County. Reduced fares and ride vouchers are available from the SCCS Emergency Assistance Coordinator for persons in need and who meet eligibility requirements.
South County Community Services (SCCS) partners with the local Lions Clubs and Vicksburg Optometry in order to help provide eye exams and eye glasses for individuals residing in the Vicksburg or Schoolcraft School Districts at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.
SCCS also works with several second hand clothing stores in order to provide clothing vouchers for residents who meet income guidelines.