Utility Bill Assistance
Emergency summer and winter utility help and other assistance for managing utility costs.
GLCAP can help area homeless residents find stable housing. Learn how we can help find access to supportive 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.
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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.
Low-interest loans are currently available via the Household Water Well Program for rural residents in need of water well improvements. Through the Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), residents may borrow up to $11,000 for improvements to water wells and in-home water treatment systems. Loans carry an interest rate of 1 percent; loan maturity may not exceed 20 years and depends on the borrower’s repayment ability.
TRIPS Fremont Shuttle will offer free rides for passengers on Friday, Feb. 14, to recognize Ohio Loves Transit Day. The shuttle, which is a service of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), will be free to ride as a token of appreciation for current passengers, and means of encouraging new passengers to give the shuttle a try.