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.
Need a lift? Call TRIPS Public Transportation.
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.
Winter heating help through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) is now easier to obtain by using an online scheduling system. Great Lakes Community Action Partnership’s EHEAP assistance will be available Nov. 1 for residents of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties. All residents applying for assistance must schedule an in-person appointment, which can now be scheduled online by visiting www.glcap.org/winterheating and following the scheduling link.
A no-cost home buyer education course will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-noon for anyone interested in learning more about the home-buying process.