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

Hertvik Insurance Group Lends a Hand to Community Action Wayne/Medina County with $8,000 Donation

Westfield’s Legacy of Caring donation helps Wayne/Medina County recover from the pandemic Medina, OH, July 16, 2021, — Community Action Wayne/Medina County (CAW/M) was nominated by Hertvik Insurance Group to receive a $8,000 donation to help serve the low-income population of Wayne and Medina Counties as part of Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program. Each year,…

Contractors Needed:

Community Action Wayne/Medina is seeking contractors to perform subcontract work under the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) and utility weatherization and home repair programs. Types of contractors needed include: Insulation HVAC Electrical Plumbing Roofing Interested contractors must: Show proof of liability insurance Worker’s compensation coverage Must own their own equipment, including testing equipment Be able…

Community Action Wayne/Medina has free transportation for Wayne County residents to get to COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Community Action Wayne/Medina has free transportation for Wayne County residents to get to COVID-19 vaccination sites. To arrange a ride, people need to call Kim Bagby, CAW/M Transportation Assistant, at 330-264-8677 or 330-317-2768 (this number can receive texts) to schedule a ride. Rides should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of vaccination appointment…

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…