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 at-home 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.
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.
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 www.glcap.org/trips.
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.
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.
Help is now available for Crawford County residents who need financial assistance with home repairs. The county, in partnership with the City of Bucyrus and the City of Galion, has received a two-year, $1 million grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development for the Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) program, which provides home repairs for low to moderate-income households.