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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!

What’s New!!

We welcome your comments on how well this site meets your needs for finding the information that is important to you. We want to make it as “user friendly” as possible, without overloading the site with information that can be easily obtained by contacting us directly through the links provided. Please send your comments to dsalucci@hhwpcac.com. Thanks for visiting our site!

News flash! We are looking for a CFO (Chief Financial Officer), requires a BA and several years experience in nonprofit accounting. Deadline is March 31 to apply. Application available on our Employment tab above. For more info and a job description, contact Bev Bowen at the CAC at 419-423-3755.

Our new Executive Director is Joshua Anderson. He began his assignment with the CAC on November 1. Josh came to us from the Wyandot County Dept. of JFS. Our previous Executive Director, Dennis LaRocco, retired on July 12, and Dave Salucci, Deputy Director,served as the Interim Executive Director until Joshua took over. Josh's email address is "janderson@hhwpcac.com". Welcome Josh!!!. 

Our new OBB free tax clinic schedule has been developed. Click "here" to see the full schedule in Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot counties. Any questions, contact Amber Hirt in our office at 419-423-3755.

We just started a new SSI Ohio project in Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot counties. We hired an SSI Specialist who will work with homeless or impending homeless persons who may qualify for Social Security's SSI or SSDI programs. Our worker will assist the applicant is gathering the needed information to apply online for those benefits. Call 419-889-3539, or "awoodard@hhwpcac.com" to learn more information.

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 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 available by contacting Dave Salucci at "dsalucci@hhwpcac.com". 

Our Life Skills IDA (Individual Development Account) program is looking for 10 enrollees who want to save for a house, a business, or go back to school. Contact our IDA program at awoodard@hhwpcac.com, or call Ashley at 419-423-3755.

A new Small Business training course will begin in February. Designed for prospective or existing business owners of any income (fees based on income). Contact Tom Meyers at tmeyers@hhwpcac.com or 419-423-3755 for more info!

Upcoming CAC Board of Directors meetings at the CAC in Findlay (6:00 PM):  March 19, April 23.

The CAC's recent audits and 990's are available for review by clicking on these links:  2010 Audit; 2011 Audit; 2012 Audit, 2010 990; 2011 9902012 990, or by contacting Sharon Gerdeman at sgerdeman@hhwpcac.com.

We have 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 more information, please call Mindy Dyer, Family Service Manager, 419-423-3755 (or 1-800-423-4304), Ext. 221, mdyer@hhwpcac.com

Upcoming office holiday closings:  April 18, May 26, 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

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