Community Services

The programs offered through MPP’s Adult & Family Supportive Services are designed to help residents, both individuals and families find self-sufficiency through education, employment, and life supports.

WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker

Looking to go back to school, but need help with tuition, books, mileage, or even uniforms. Then the WIOA program might be the answer.

The goal of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is designed to help participants access education, employment, training, and supportive services so that they can succeed in the job market.

WIOA programs provide participants with:

  • Employment and training services for adults and, dislocated workers
  • Adult education and literacy programs, as well as State Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs that assist eligible individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment
  • On-the-job training programs that help match employers with skilled workers

WIOA supportive services include covering various costs, such as mileage, childcare, utilities, clothing or uniforms, or work-related tools.

Each participant will be assigned to a case manager who will be responsible for oversight of all services. To see if you are eligible to participate in the WIOA program, please contact one of our Case Managers.

Contact WIOA Specialists

Sierra Bates: Macon, Jackson & Swain:

Lisa Penland: Clay, Cherokee, Graham Counties:


CSBG Self Sufficiency

If you or an adult family member are looking to go back to school.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Self-Sufficiency program assists individuals with the desire and the needed drive to get the education or training needed to find long-term, permanent employment that will permit them to become self-sufficient and independent by earning a living wage.

The Self-Sufficiency Coach helps each participant assess their goals, strengths, and even barriers and develops a plan for them to work towards self-sufficiency. Some of the supportive services offered for those who qualify are tuition for education and/or training, uniforms or clothes for job search, job connections, child care, car repair, credit counseling, and ongoing coaching and support throughout their participation in the program.

For more information about this program, please contact, Jessica at 828.634.6726 or via email at CSBG is for Macon County residents only.

Healthy Opportunities Pilot

MPP is one of more than 50 organizations participating in the Health Opportunities Pilot (HOP) in Western North Carolina. HOP is the nation’s first comprehensive program to use Medicaid funding to support nonmedical health-related needs for Medicaid members. Through HOP, eligible participants can receive services at no cost to them to support needs related to food, housing, transportation, personal safety, and healthy relationships.

To be eligible for pilot services, individuals must:

  • Be enrolled in an NC Medicaid Managed Care health plan
  • Live in one of the state’s three pilot regions, including WNC
  • Have a qualifying physical or behavioral health condition
  • Have a qualifying social need or risk factor

To learn more about and to see if you qualify for HOP, please contact Christy at 828 634.6640  or via email at












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