About Us

West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc.

Our Mission

Empowering people while providing services and resources that impact individuals and communities.

Our Vision

Partnering to build resiliency in Greater Minnesota.

Our Values


We trust, honor, and care for all.


We accept all, while striving to eliminate injustice.


We strive for empathy and compassion.


We expect honesty and accountability.


We are stronger when we work together.


West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. (WCMCA) was established in 1965 as part of the national war on poverty and is one of approximately 1,000 community action programs nationwide that make up the service delivery arm of the federal Office of Economic Opportunity.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Action Program, WCMCA is deeply committed to working collaboratively to address community needs and challenges by building upon local community assets. 

Service Area

WCMCA is located in Elbow Lake, MN and serves low income households primarily in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties in West Central Minnesota.


We Currently have 111 staff assisting 5,000 low-income residents at locations in Elbow Lake, Alexandria, and Moorhead MN. Energy Assistance programming extends to Clay and Wilkin Counties, and Head Start includes classrooms in Ottertail and Wadena Counties.


Learn more about the programs we offer, or contact us with questions or for more information.