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Office Hours

EightCAP is Open:

Monday thru Friday

8 am to 4:30 pm

EightCAP will be closed on:

May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day

July 4, 2017 - Independence Day

Emergency Assistance Application

If you have a Housing Emergency, please call the Housing Hotline @ 1-866-754-9315x 3335​ ​​​

2016 Community Resource Directory

Gratiot   Ionia   Isabella   Montcalm

Residential Rental Directory

Gratiot   Ionia   Isabella   Montcalm

News & Information
Improving our community by delivering programs that alleviate the local causes of poverty, and its effects.

Volunteer Child Advocates Needed

Are you looking for a way to make a life changing and positive difference in the new year? The Montcalm Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program is seeking volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers will receive specialized training and direction from program staff. Apply now and be ready for the next training beginning soon. Make a lifelong difference for an abused child and improve your local community. To find the application please visit: Call 989-831-3561 or email:

Our 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.

Community Services


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.

Greenville Optimist 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 Advocate 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.

EightCAP, Inc. - Main Office
904 Oak Drive.
Greenville MI 48838
P: (616) 754-9315


8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday - Friday




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.   Each county has at least one EightCAP affiliated office and multiple Head Start Centers.  As a community-based agency, EightCAP has extensive program and administrative experience to ensure efficient and effective programs.  Collectively, EightCAP collaborates all programs to meet community and individual needs.

What does EightCAP, Incorporated do?

One of the strengths of EightCAP – and the other 1,100+ Community Action Agencies throughout the nation – is that we are able to implement unique and diverse solutions to address the local conditions and causes of poverty in the communities we serve. But, with such a breadth of programming comes with a downside – it’s hard to explain what we do!


Michigan Community Action, one of the statewide associations that EightCAP is a member of, came up with an acronym and elevator speech that might come in handy:


Housing and homelessness (including weatherization, rental assistance, temporary shelter, and supportive services for veteran families)

Emergencies (including food, heating assistance, rental assistance and transportation services)

Learning (including Head Start, Foster Grandparents/Senior Companions, early childhood education, and parenting)

Poverty (including alleviating poverty, building skills, communities and self-sufficiency)

Of course, this is just a useful tool. We don’t want to forget about other important programs like Montcalm CASA and the Greenville Optimist Camp. So, the next time you tell someone that you work for EightCAP, and they ask “what’s EightCAP?” You can tell them that we are an agency that H-E-L-Ps!

EightCAP, Inc. - Ionia Office (Orleans)
5827 Orleans Road
Orleans MI 48865
P: (616) 208-1580

EightCAP, Inc. - Gratiot (Alma) Office
525 N. State St. Ste 2
Alma MI 48801
P: (989) 463-5693

EightCAP, Inc. - Isabella (Mt Pleasant) Office
310 W Michigan
Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
P: (989) 772-0110




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