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​Welcome to EightCAP Incorporated!

EightCAP, Inc., a private non-profit corporation, was established as a Community Action Agency in 1966, serving the mid Michigan counties of Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, and Montcalm.  In 1981, EightCAP was designated as the administrative entity for the Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium, a workforce investment area, publicly-recognized as a Michigan Works Agency. Each county has at least one EightCAP affiliated office, one Michigan Works! Service Center, and multiple Head Start Centers.
As a community-based agency, EightCAP has extensive program and administrative experience to ensure efficient and effective programs.  As a Michigan Works! Agency, EightCAP has extensive expertise to meet the needs of area employers and job seekers.  Collectively, EightCAP collaborates all programs to meet community and individual needs.
EightCAP is one of only three agencies in Michigan that is both a Community Action Agency and a Michigan Works Agency.



EightCAP, Inc. operates many successful programs:


Early Childhood Programs​

​​Head Start and...Your Child...Your Family...Your Community.

Studies have shown that children in need often start school without the skills and confidence to keep up with their classmates. They fall behind and as the years pass their troubles are compounded, they do poorly or drop out of school entirely. EightCAP's goal is to close the gap, ensuring that children begin school as confident, healthy, and prepared students, increasing their chances of academic success.

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Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium

 The Michigan Works! system is open to everyone for information gathering, local and state labor market information, and self-serve career information.  The system helps employers find the skilled workers they need, and helps job seekers find good jobs that provide economic self-sufficiency..

Community Service

We the working body of Community Services see our role as threefold in nature; as advocate for the poor, including the individual and the collective; as teacher to a community that must concern itself with the scope, causes, and problems of poverty; and as a person of empowerment that leads, guides, and supports the poor in their struggle to be fully self sufficient. Each of our actions, efforts, and programs are directed to that end.


EightCAP’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded, low-income residential energy conservation program. The program provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, making homes more comfortable and utilities more affordable, while helping families become more self-sufficient..

Foster Grandparents - Senior Companions Program

Foster Grandparent Program exists for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers; and to provide supportive, person to person services to children with exceptional or special needs..

Threshold Academy

Threshold Academy's contract was not renewed and is now closed.

The Threshold business office has moved, and you should use the following contact information for questions or business-related matter:

EightCAP, Inc.
904 Oak Drive
Greenville MI 48838
Phone:   (616) 754-9315  x3344
Fax:      (616) 754-9310
Business Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Greenville Optimists Camp

The Greenville Optimist Camp for Persons with Disabilities is a summer camp which serves adults and children who have received or are receiving Special Education services, regardless of age or ability to pay. The Camp is an overnight tent camping experience and offers fishing, boating, swimming, arts/crafts, nature experiences, trips, and nightly campfires..

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocated for Children

Montcalm CASA provides trained volunteers to be a voice for abused and neglected children in the juvenile justice system by providing advocacy for their needs and ensuring a permanent home.. ​