Multiple Assistance Center

 
Hello RCAA friends and supporters!  The Family Services Division is in dire need of 30 pairs of curtains and 30 curtain rods for the Multiple Assistance Center.  We just need a little bit of help from you fine folks to replace all the old and broken blinds throughout our building, so we can provide more privacy for our homeless families residing at The MAC.  
 
We are hoping that our supporters will consider donating some new curtains and rods to us.  Our windows' dimensions are 42" W x 84" L and we would be so grateful to receive brown-colored curtains.  We are also in need of 30 curtain rods; the size 48-84" would work perfectly for our building's needs.  
 
Here are links to the specific items that we are looking for on Target's website: 
 
Single curtain rods at $3.99 each:

http://www.target.com/p/room-essentials-single-curtain-rod-white/-/A-11098814#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=single+curtain+rod

Curtains at $19.99 each: 

http://www.target.com/p/room-essentials-thermal-window-panel-pair/-/A-13547074#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=thermal+window+panel+pa

 

Donations of curtains and/or curtain rods may be dropped off or sent to:

RCAA Family Services

904 G Street

Eureka, CA  95501 

 

The Family Services Division thanks you for your support!  


 

The Multiple Assistance Center (MAC) is a community-living program for families in transition that combines safe and clean temporary housing with in-depth case management and on-site direct services. Opened in April 2005, the MAC is a year-round, 24-hour staffed facility where families are challenged and supported to move from crisis toward stability and finally to self-sufficiency.

Multiple Assistance Center

Front Office

(707) 269-9590 EXT: 201

If you are eligible or receiving TANF/CalWORKs the numbers to call are: Call (707) 268-3400 or (800) 891-8551 and ask for more information about the MAC! For more information, folks can also Email: hhssb@co.humboldt.ca.us or visit www.co.humboldt.ca.us/health/

 

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The MAC provides a hospitable environment where families with children find respect, dignity, and comprehensive integrated services to assist them in overcoming the challenges of homelessness.

Our goal is to guide each family to achieve increased security, acquire the knowledge and skills to obtain permanent housing, and sustain the healthy lifestyle necessary for stability and growth. To accomplish this goal, the MAC offers a constellation of services to participants, including:

  • On-site case management;
  • An on-site licensed daycare equipped to provide supportive groups for children ages 2-5 and an array of activities to foster intellectual and emotional development; 
  • A licensed kitchen that serves three nutritious meals a day;
  • Life Skill classes;
  • A therapeutic children’s program for children of all ages: and
  • Outpatient mental health services on-site, with individual, family and group counseling available.

Each component of the MAC program is designed to both assist participants in reintegration within the larger community and to gain increased physical and emotional health while working toward self-sufficiency.  Classes and groups are designed to strengthen family bonds and communication; interrupt the cyclical nature of poverty, homelessness, addiction and violence; and sharpen the life skills necessary to secure and maintain housing.

Recognizing that all individuals are an intrinsically valuable part of the community and differ in their needs, participants of the MAC meet with a case manager to address all facets of the family’s life, including: physical health, mental health, financial planning, educational development, parenting skills, parent/child attachment issues, childcare, housing and employment.

Both parents and children learn to live and contribute to a community, establish new social connections, accept and honor diversity, and work cooperatively with one another.

The MAC is Humboldt County’s largest transitional living program, receiving broad-based support from government, public, private, nonprofit and community sectors.

The development of the MAC began in 1992 as a collaborative community effort including the City of Eureka, County of Humboldt, Redwood Community Action Agency, St. Joseph of Orange County, Humboldt County Children and Family’s Commission and numerous other nonprofit agencies and community service clubs, organizations and private citizens.

As of July 2008, the MAC has worked in collaboration with Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services—Social Services Branch CalWORKs/Welfare-To-Work Program to serve Humboldt County residents even more effectively. RCAA’s long-term goal is to develop programs through which people can become more self-sufficient and empowered to improve their own lives.

 

 

MAC Referral

MAC Brochure

MAC Children’s Program Brochure