From transportation to supplemental food, from providing a home, saving a home, or offering in-home services, MCOP is there to reduce the effects of poverty, improve the quality of life, and promote self-sufficiency through community action.
In the end, the backbone of the community action movement is the safety net we create to deal with local issues. It is the mobilization of community partners and volunteers to help people in need around us.View Our Partners
Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) is a private, 501-C3 non-profit corporation created in 1965 under the Economic Opportunity Act in response to former-president Lyndon B. Johnson declaring a “War on Poverty.” As a result, Community Action Agencies were formed. The Community Action network spans across the United States, including 30 in the State of Michigan alone.View History Video
MCOP provides services to low-income individuals and families in Monroe County. We are able to meet the needs of our low-income community by administering millions of dollars of federal, state, local, and private funds to achieve our mission to reduce the effects of poverty by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and mobilizing resources. Our Vision: All community members have the resources and support systems to obtain and sustain self-sufficiency. View Annual Report
Our Core Values are...Making a meaningful difference, Changing Lives and communities for the better, Offering opportunity, dignity and hope, Providing education, guidance and advocacy.
Community Action Agency
MCOP is proud to be part of the national network of Community Action Agencies. We live the Community Action Promise every day!
The Promise of Community Action: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.