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We Are Community Action

We strengthen the community through collaborations and services by promoting self-sufficiency, household stability and family and childhood education. 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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Wooster Transit Stop at Melrose eliminated

The Wooster Transit bus stop at Melrose Mobile Home Park has been removed immediately due to issues with Hands of Grace Church where the bus had turned around. The Melrose Mobile Home Park Management’s refusal to allow the bus in the park necessitated the use of the church parking lot.

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