Have you lost wages or suffered other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for assistance through GLCAP's COVID Relief program.
GLCAP's Home-Based Program offers one-on-one in-person and virtual learning for families with children ages 0-3.
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.
Senior Center Services
GLCAP senior centers host daily lunches, education, socialization activities, medical assessments and other services for seniors ages 60 and over.
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.
As we recognize veterans this week, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is reminding communities of its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that provides housingVeterans
Since funding became available in October 2020, thousands of households in northwest Ohio have been helped by the COVID Relief assistance through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP).COVID Relief