We Are Community Action

We build bridges of hope and self-sufficiency by connecting people to resources where basic needs are met and education becomes a lifelong journey.

We're Here To Help You Succeed

Since being incorporated January 13, 1966, Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M) has worked to help people help themselves. As a private, 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, CAW/M dedicates its resources to serving the low-income population of Wayne and Medina Counties through a strong network of supportive services that promote self-sufficiency based on customers' needs and by investing resources to strengthen the health, welfare and education opportunities for the families served.

Community investment is determined by periodic needs surveys with a current focus on self-sufficiency, early childhood development, transportation and food insecurity. These efforts have cultivated new innovative solutions to the problems facing low-income people in the areas of child and family development, economic assistance and housing preservation.

Head Start and Early Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education programs, children and their families receive medical/dental, nutrition, social and other services. Eight Head Start sites are scattered throughout both service counties to provide convenient access - all centers have a five-star Step Up to Quality rating.

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Legal Notice: Grant Proposal

Community Action Wayne/Medina’s (CAW/M) proposed 2018-2019 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) is being submitted to the Ohio Development Services Agency for consideration. A summary of CAW/M’s CSBG grant proposal, along with the current community needs assessment will be available for public review at www.cawm.org 12/08/2017. For questions concerning the proposal, call 330-264-8677. Melissa Pearce, President/CEO…