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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.

Fostoria YouthBuild in action

Fostoria YouthBuild

Fostoria YouthBuild through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership is your opportunity to rebuild your city, your self, and your life.

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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GLCAP highlights preschool, virtual learning options during Head Start Month

As October is National Head Start Awareness Month, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is highlighting the many educational opportunities available through GLCAP’s Early Head Start, Head Start and Home-Based programs.

Mortgage assistance available for Sandusky County residents affected by Covid

Help is now available for Sandusky County residents in need of mortgage assistance. Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP)’s Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) is offering up to $3,000 in assistance for past-due mortgage or property tax payments for Sandusky County residents affected by missed work or lost income due to Covid-19. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.