It has been the mission of Community Service Associates, Inc. since 1988 to provide vital services to the Mt. Vernon Community with programs that nourish not only the physical needs, but also the social and psychological needs of the poor and disenfranchised.
We are a multi-service family agency with programs such asâ€¦
Project Family: Serves a full hot dinner, four evenings per weekâ€”Tuesday through Friday
A Heavenly Start: Provides a hot breakfast four mornings per weekâ€”Tuesday through Friday. We serve 100 breakfasts each day!
Our Daily Bread: Distributes a brown bag lunch which supplements our clients' nutritional needs. Each of our breakfast guests receives a lunch.
Through God's Hands: Delivers food to persons with HIV/AIDS and their caretakers. We provide this bi-weekly service through H.O.P.W.A.â€”Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS.
The Mount Vernon Crisis Intervention Center: Counsels, gives information and referrals, has job training, distributes clothing, has an after-school art program, and a women's support group
We are a soup kitchen and emergency pantry operating 4 days per week in the City of Mount Vernon.