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All Programs in action

All Programs

A comprehensive list of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership programs and services.

Preschool in action

Preschool and Childcare

No-cost and low-cost center-based and home-based learning options through Head Start to prepare children for kindergarten by providing quality education.

Financial Opportunity Center in action

Financial Opportunity Center

Looking to get ahead, but don’t know where to start? The Financial Opportunity Center at Great Lakes Community Action Partnership can help.

Public Transportation in action

Public Transportation

Need a lift? Call TRIPS Public Transportation.

About Us

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership has been serving the northwest Ohio area for more than 50 years. We began in 1965 as WSOS Community Action Commission following the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which helped create hundreds of community action agencies throughout the United States. Our letters stood for the core counties we served — Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca. Since then, we have progressively expanded the scope of our services, adding other counties, states and even countries to our service area.

 

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GLCAP Staff Speak

Hear Great Lakes Community Action Partnership staff talk about what working to help people in our communities means to them.


Jo Simms from Head Start

Jo Simms has been teaching in GLCAP Head Start classrooms for more than 40 years and now works as a teacher mentor who helps guide other classroom staff. We have many teachers like Jo in nearly 30 classrooms who help preschool students learn, grow, and prepare for kindergarten.


Joyce Alridge from Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Joyce Alridge is a family advocate with our Supportive Services for Veteran Families program that helps homeless vets and their families secure housing. Joyce and our SSVF advocates have prevented at-risk veterans from becoming homeless, and have moved homeless veterans from shelters and streets into safe, stable housing.

 


Andy Kruse from Meals on Wheels

Andy Kruse has been a Meals on Wheels Driver with GLCAP for more than 30 years, delivering meals to homebound seniors in the Gibsonburg area. Andy and our team of Meals on Wheels drivers make sure that Sandusky County seniors are safe and have a hot, nutritional lunch every weekday.

Summer cooling assistance starts July 1

The Ohio Department of Development and Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months

Utility Bill Assistance

Art piece commemorates former St. Wendelin high school

Though many were saddened to see the demolition of Fostoria’s St. Wendelin High School building last year, the memory of the school lives on in a sculpture located in downtown Fostoria.

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