Mid Iowa Community Action
For over 40 years Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) has waged the war on poverty. Our mission: Helping People. Changing Lives. Building Communities.
In all our endeavors, we are guided by five core values: family, helping others, partnership, achieving results and innovation. MICA, in collaboration with our community partners, leads efforts to strengthen families and communities. Together, we create communities where fewer people find themselves in poverty and those who do, have a path out.
MICA's services to low-income families are initiated primarily through our Family Development Centers in our five core counties of Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, and Tama. Family Development Centers are located in Ames, Grinnell, Iowa Falls, Marshallown, and Tama. In addition, MICA helps low-income families in another 28 Iowa counties, either through direct services or by contracting with other agencies