Welcome to the HHWP Community Action Commission’s Website!
We are committed to helping low and moderate income residents of our service area improve their living conditions by creating needed resources, increasing skills, and stimulating the motivation to help people help themselves. We offer a variety of services and projects designed to accomplish these purposes. Some of these services are located in particular counties or areas, and have varying eligibility requirements, so please click on the Program buttons that are of interest to you to learn more. We are always welcome to new ideas, and working with other area agencies, local governments, and private companies in collaborative efforts. The Contact button above will provide general CAC management contact information, and each Program button also has more specific contacts for each program. Our central administrative office is located at 122 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 179, Findlay, OH 45839, and our telephone number is 419-423-3755 or 800-423-4304. If you have any comments about this website, or the CAC activities in general, please contact us!
News flash! Our Executive Director is leaving and the position is now being advertised. If you may be interested, information is posted on our Employment Application page above. Check it out!!
BUDGET ALERT!! The continuation of the Community Services Block Grant is currently being debated in Washington. Those funds provide the "core" funding of Community Action agencies, like ours, all over the country. Without adequate CSBG funds, many CAA's may be forced to close their doors, and not be able to provide some of the social service programs funded through other streams. Multi-county CAA's are the most cost-effective way to deliver quality services over a regional area, rather than splitting up some services among many other nonprofits. CHECK IT OUT!!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) has published a newspaper insert to highlight the impact that Community Action agencies have in Ohio. Click here to view that insert and learn about the important services agencies like ours provide to area residents.
We received a large reduction in our Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) funding effective April 1. We went from over 6 crews to 1 1/2, so a lot fewer homes will be insulated and a lot fewer defective furnaces will be replaced. Washington is now considering eliminating this program entirely in 2013, despite an average energy consumption savings achieved of over 25% per house. Although we have enough applicants on our waiting list for over a year, we do have a priority system which could allow a new applicant to be served this year, so we are continuing to accept applications at this time.
We conducted a Community Needs Assessment during 2011, which included surveys of low-income residents, other social service agencies, and research on trends in the economic/political environment.. The Final Report is now available by contacting Dave Salucci at "email@example.com".
Our Life Skills IDA (Individual Development Account) program is looking for 12 enrollees who want to save for a house, a business, or go back to school. Contact our IDA program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ashley at 419-423-3755.
A new Small Business training course will begin on June 20th. Designed for prospective or existing business owners of any income (fees based on income). Contact Tom Meyers at email@example.com or 419-423-3755 for more info!
Federal Head Start regulations have changed,
opening program participation to some families with incomes over the
100% of Poverty income limit. Contact Mindy Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 419-423-3755 for more info.
Upcoming CAC Board of Directors meetings at the CAC office in Findlay (7:00 PM): April 24
The CAC's recent audits and 990's are available for review by clicking on these links: 2009 Audit; 2010 Audit; 2011 Audit; 2009 990; 2010 990; 2011 990; or by contacting Sharon Gerdeman at email@example.com.
We recently opened a Facebook page! If you have a Facebook profile, click here to see more info on CAC activities!
We recently switched our email addresses to a new format. If you are looking for someone, try this format "(first initial)(last name)@hhwpcac.com".
Job applicants, please check out our Employment Application page to access our employment opportunities, application forms and instructions.Head Start Needs Community Volunteers On Policy Council!
Head Start Policy Council needs volunteers to represent the community on Policy Council (a board-type group of parents and community members who oversee the Head Start Program from the families’ and community’s perspective). This group meets monthly from September until May, and as needed during the summer months. Head Start provides preschool education, health, and social services at no cost/fee to the families, for children 3-5 years old who are from low-income families. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please call: Tim Wolford, Policy Council Chairman, 419-424-1341, firstname.lastname@example.org, OR Mindy Dyer, Family Service Manger,
419-423-3755 (or 1-800-423-4304), Ext. 221, email@example.com.
Upcoming office holiday closings: May 27, July 4.
Hardin Co. Offices: Wyandot Co. Offices: Putnam Co. Offices:
Community Services: 419-675-0031 Community Services: 419-209-0716 Community Services: 419-523-5345
Head Start Office: 419-674-4433 Head Start Office: 419-209-0715 Head Start Office: 419-523-3228
WIC Clinic: 419-675-2000 WIC Clinic: 419-523-5080