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.

News Focus

Community Action Wayne/Medina Announces Rent, Mortgage & Water Assistance for Ohioans Impacted by COVID-19

(Wooster/Wayne/County, Ohio) –Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M) which serves Wayne and Medina Counties, has received a $960,440.00 Home Relief Grant, through the Ohio Office of Community Assistance. The grant purpose is to assist households impacted by COVID-19 with rent or mortgage payments and to prevent water and sewer disconnections beginning November 2, 2020, with the grant…

Community Action Wayne/Medina Home Relief Grant

HOME RELIEF GRANT Community Action Wayne/Medina is offering Emergency Assistance for Homeowners and Renters in Wayne and Medina Counties affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). CAW/M may be able to assist households: Facing eviction or late notice from their landlord; Are homeless or experiencing imminent homelessness; Mortgage delinquency or forbearance unable to pay their mortgage and have…

CAW/M will hold public meetings about transportation needs and service

Community Action Wayne/Medina will be holding public meetings about transportation needs and service via Zoom videoconference on: Tuesday, October 13, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, beginning at 6 p.m.  Thursday, October 22, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Live public viewing of the meeting will be available on…

Transportation needs survey

Community Action is conducting a survey regarding transportation needs in Wayne County, and your input is needed and valued!  Please click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/citizen2020 to complete the survey . The information gathered from the surveys will be used to update the Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan which is available at Community Action Wayne/Medina and online at www.cawm.org…

COVID-19: Legal Aid’s response to the public health crisis

The health and safety of our clients, advocates, and community are a top priority for us at Community Legal Aid. We are committed to keeping you informed and updated as we continue to respond to the ever-changing landscape surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). This web page will house the most up-to-date information regarding our policies and procedures…