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COVID Relief in action

COVID Relief

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.

Home-Based Program in action

Home-Based Program

GLCAP's Home-Based Program offers one-on-one at-home learning for families with children ages 0-3.

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.

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.

Sandusky County Community Christmas

Sandusky County Community Christmas helps to connect organizations and individuals who wish to help Sandusky County families who are struggling to put food on their tables and provide gifts for their children this holiday season. By acting collaboratively, we are able to avoid duplication of giving, and therefore, reach a greater number of families. Partnering organizations include Toys for Tots, Fremont City Schools, Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities, GLCAP, LIFT Parish and the Sandusky County Food Pantry. To apply for assistance or learn how you can help, visit the Sandusky County Community Christmas page.

NOTICE — TRIPS requiring passengers to wear masks

In accordance with the statewide mask mandate issued by Gov. Mike DeWine, TRIPS Public Transportation is requiring passengers to wear masks whenever riding a TRIPS vehicle. Exclusions include those passengers with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a mask, and those passengers who are under ten years old. The requirement begins Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. and will continue until further notice. For details on TRIPS Public Transportation, visit

GLCAP temporarily closes facilities

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.

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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More than 1,500 helped with utility payments last winter

During the 2019-2020 winter season, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) helped 1,551 Ohioans through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP).

Utility Payment Assistance,

Marine trades training opportunities available in 2021

The Marine Services Technician Apprenticeship Program through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is offering a new training opportunity in partnership with Yamaha Motor Corporation for careers in the marine trades starting in the new year.