MAACLink is a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and social service software suite developed and maintained by Mid America Assistance Coalition (MAAC). The system contains vital information regarding services provided to individuals and households throughout the communities MAAC serves. Access to this information helps service agencies manage limited resources more efficiently by:
- Minimizing duplication of services
- Capturing information about unmet community needs
- Identifying households that could benefit from more comprehensive case management or support services
MAAC provides many opportunities for continued development in the field of social services, including Strengths Based Case Management training for caseworkers. This nationally-recognized best practice assists clients in discovering and building upon their strengths in order to help them determine and work toward their own individual service goals. Each year, MAAC also hosts an Annual Training Conference in Kansas City, designed to provide continuing education and information to over 200 service providers and agencies from multiple states and continuums of care.
The MAAC Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households meet their immediate energy needs in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties. For more information, please visit the MAAC LIHEAP website.
MAAC participates in advocacy efforts for homeless and low-income individuals and families though utility assistance and homeless services. The MAAC Fund Management Program distributes more than $600,000 in privately donated utility assistance funds each year.