Mission: Southeastern north dakota community action agency (sendcaa) was formed in 1965 to provide a range of services and activities in a six county area designed to alleviate poverty and give low-income people the opportunity to improve their standard of living and achieve self-sufficiency.
Programs: Headstart & early headstart program for children age 3-5 program for preschool children and their families providing comprehensive child development and family support services. Age 0-3 program for infant toddlers, pregnant women and their families providing comprehensive child development and family support services.
child and adult care food programthe cacfp program provides cash assistance for providing nutritious meals and snacks to children - ages 0-12 in family child care homes.
weatherization and housingdoe & liheap - help income eligible individuals make their mobile homes, apartments, and houses energy efficient. Home & helping hands - housing assistance (rehabilitation, low-income home construction) to improve the quality and extend the life of homes in the six county service area based on eligibility requirements. Additional programs include excel energy, region v community development corporation and the eastern dakota housing alliance.
nutrition and emergency assistance and servicessurplus commodity distribution (tefap & csfp) provide monthly distributions of surplus usda commodities to elderly and disabled households. Self-sufficiency programs are provided as a goal orientated case management designed to assist low income & disadvantaged individuals decrease government dependency. Goals addressed may be employment, education, housing or money management related. These programs include hiv prevention, voluntary income tax assistance (vita) and individual development accounts (ida). Children servicesa full day, year-round child care center is provided for low-income families and families whose children are enrolled in head start with the goals to help children develop emotionally and socially, encourage self-confidence, self-expression and self-discipline, and promote curiosity. The region v cscc provides children services including mental health. Its major sources of revenue consist of various federal, state and other grants.