A comprehensive list of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership programs and services.
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
Looking to get ahead, but don’t know where to start? The Financial Opportunity Center at Great Lakes Community Action Partnership can help.
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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.
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.
Fifteen European delegates will arrive in Toledo this Thursday to connect with local leaders, begin internships, and learn governance practices that they may use to benefit their communities back home.International Programs
The deadline is nearing for households to seek help through the Summer Crisis Program offered by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP).Utility Payment Assistance , Utility Bill Assistance