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Utility Bill Assistance in action

Utility Bill Assistance

Emergency summer and winter utility help and other assistance for managing utility costs.

Homeless Assistance in action

Homeless Assistance

GLCAP can help area homeless residents find stable housing. Learn how we can help find access to supportive 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.

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.

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Fostoria YouthBuild welcomes construction supervisor to team

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership’s Fostoria YouthBuild program welcomes aboard Kevin Lehr as the construction supervisor for the program. Lehr will supervise YouthBuild participants who will be remodeling residences in Fostoria as part of their training through the program. Fostoria YouthBuild program is open to young adults ages 18-24 who reside in the City of Fostoria. A first cohort of students is planned to begin in December. Those who are interested in applying to be part of the program are encouraged to call 419-324-5909 or visit glcap.org/youthbuild.


Great Lakes Community Action Partnership Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), an organization that creates partnerships and opportunities to help individuals, families and communities thrive, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund.