Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M), is moving its Medina service office to expanded space at 799 North Court Street, Medina. CAW/M’s public entrance will be next to St. George Church. The office will be closed on moving day, Wednesday, Oct. 26.
“The North Court Street site provides a much more inviting environment for families and individuals who receive services supporting them in self-sufficiency,” said Melissa Pearce, President/CEO. “We look forward to operating in a more accessible location that is central to other businesses and public transportation.”
Serving the community for 50 years, the agency’s new location will enhance CAW/M’s environment of service delivery as it continues to advance its mission that the quality of life for the people served is improved by supporting their self-sufficiency, improving their living conditions, providing early childhood education and leveraging community partnerships to support these positive impacts.
Founded in 1966 as an anti-poverty agency, CAW/M’s two-generational approach to solutions focuses on family involvement and household stability. The agency’s signature programs, Head Start and Early Head Start, work to narrow the achievement gap for young children which may occur through the impact of poverty. This comprehensive program goes much beyond traditional education, embracing the well-being of pregnant women and children from birth to five years through a holistic approach encompassing physical, mental and emotional health for the entire family. CAW/M operates four preschool sites in Medina County, all with the maximum five-star Step Up to Quality rating.
CAW/M’s housing and economic assistance programs support people in achieving their goals for their financial well-being and housing stability, making homes safer, more energy-efficient and affordable. Other services address transportation, food insecurity, employment, prescription assistance and other identified community needs.