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Mission Statement

Community Action Network's mission is to serve families in public housing communities in Washtenaw County by providing educational and life skills programs for children and teens, and supportive housing services for families. CAN advocates for low-income families with schools, community service providers, and government agencies. CAN develops awareness in the broader community of the challenges these families face. CAN strives to build strong, stable and safe communities, which benefits all Washtenaw County residents.


Community Action Network (CAN) is a non-profit community based human services organization that serves residents in low-income public housing sites in Ann Arbor. CAN seeks to promote improved academic success, improved life and coping skills, psychosocial and developmental support, and enhanced quality of life for the children and families it serves. CAN offers numerous programs on site, including personal enrichment activities, individual counseling and support groups; Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts; and a comprehensive summer camp program. Academically-oriented programs, such as individual home work help and small group tutoring, is also offered by college students who coordinate their efforts with the children's teachers. Additionally, CAN provides access to a wide spectrum of social services, such as food distributions from Food Gatherers and public health education from Planned Parenthood. CAN also assists residents in mobilizing other available community resources by making referrals to such programs as Head Start, Sister to Sister, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Finally, CAN organizes several on-site community events during the course of the year, including potlucks, picnics, and talent shows.


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