Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc. (SMTCCAC, Inc.), located in Hughesville, Maryland, was established as a private non-profit corporation in 1965. Under the laws of the State of Maryland and the federal government, SMTCCAC is the designated agency to combat poverty and serve individuals and families who have low-incomes residing in Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. Our mission— “ to provides services for eligible citizens that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, promote upward mobility and enrich the quality of life”. Service programs include: Head Start, Housing Counseling , Career Training/Commercial Driver’s License, Maryland Energy Assistance, Emergency Food Assistance, Adult Medical Daycare, Senior Companion and Affordable Rental Housing. In 2016, services were provided to 21,800 consumers. To address the issues of self sufficiency the agency operates with a budget of about $8.5 million dollars.