Contact Information

Monticello Area Community
Action Agency 

Phone: 434-295-3171  
           Fax: 434-296-0093

 1025 Park Street, 
       Charlottesville, VA 22901

Office Hours
9am - 5pm   Monday - Friday
Head Start Center hours vary
by location

Our Mission

To improve the lives of people with low income by helping them become self-reliant,

thereby enhancing the economic vitality and well-being of our community


The Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) has been serving families in the Charlottesville area since 1965.  MACAA’s service area includes the City of Charlottesville, and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson.  As a Community Action Agency authorized by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, (one of more than one thousand nationwide), MACAA’s overarching goal is to improve people’s lives by helping them become self-reliant.  MACAA achieves this through a variety of programs and skill development initiatives serving families and individuals below 125% of the Federal poverty level.




Current programs include: Head Start, a national, comprehensive early childhood development program for three-and four-year-old children; Hope House, a family stabilization program for homeless or imminently homeless families; Project Discovery, a program that helps students from low-income families, especially those who are the first generation to attend college, succeed in high school and pursue higher education; Steps To Success, a program designed to help families secure and manage the resources necessary to overcome barriers to success, especially through sound money management practices; and Rural Outreach, which provides emergency assistance and referral services in Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson Counties.

Click Here for FY 2016 Board and Committee Meetings Calendar


  • "Just a note of thanks to each one of you for your kindness and your help in this most difficult time of my life. The thoughtfulness I was shown from everyone in your organization will always be remembered. Thank you again, for making my life a little easier."

  • "Thank you so much for all of your help during my crisis. I could not have made it without CARES and it’s supporters. Please give those who assisted my deepest thanks."

  • " I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the help that was given towards my rent. It was a blessing and I can’t even recall this type of help being given to me before from anyone. My new job will keep me going and I’ll keep up with my rent. You really help those of us just to survive."

  •  "I would have never thought the day would come where I would be considered broke and homeless. Hope House was what I needed too get back on track."

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