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Community Needs Assessment Survey in action

Community Needs Assessment Survey

Take our Community Needs Assessment Survey and help us better serve the community.

Emergency Housing Assistance in action

Emergency Housing Assistance

The new GLCAP Emergency Housing Assistance program offers help for households that have had difficulty making mortgage or rent payments due to COVID-19.

Fostoria YouthBuild in action

Fostoria YouthBuild

The GLCAP Ohio Fatherhood Program helps fathers grow, learn and excel at the most important job they have — dad. We offer support for fathers that includes...

Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) in action

Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP)

We provide funding solutions for small communities within a seven-state region.

GLCAP temporarily closes facilities, modifies TRIPS service due to coronavirus

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) facilities are closed to the general public in accordance with widespread safety measures to prevent and delay spread of the coronavirus. GLCAP staff will be available via telephone at 1-800-775-9767 and email to continue our services to those in need. GLCAP will notify the public when facilities reopen. Read more here.

Regarding TRIPS Public Transportation Service: we are reducing rides to transportation for essential needs, waiving ride fares to avoid handling of cash for riders and drivers. Our TRIPS Fremont Shuttle Service will resume operation on July 6. Read more on the TRIPS program page.

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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Cooling program helps beat summer heat

With temperatures projected to be in the upper 80s and 90s throughout the next few weeks, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) reminds those who are in need of cooling assistance that the Summer Crisis Program is here to help.


GLCAP launches 26th People Helping People Campaign

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is launching its 26th annual People Helping People Campaign July 1, 2020.