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Winter Crisis Program Runs November 1st – March 31st

Nov 1, 2021

The Winter Crisis Program will begin November 1st through March 31st. The Winter Crisis Program helps income eligible Ohioans that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected, establishing new service or have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel in their tank maintain their utility service. Appointments can be scheduled through our appointment…


SARTA buses roll in Wayne County

Oct 5, 2021

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, October 5, 2021 – Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M) and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) recently launched Wayne County Transit (WCT) – a safe, affordable, and convenient county-wide public transit service. The transit service is open to all Wayne County residents Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until midnight. Quick facts about…


Community Action Wayne/Medina and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) launch safe, affordable, convenient countywide public transit service October 4th, 2021

Sep 30, 2021

“WCT meets the demonstrated need for countywide public transportation,” CAWM President/CEO Melissa Pearce said. “Residents who once faced mobility challenges will now be able to travel to work, medical appointments, government offices, stores, senior centers, and hundreds of other destinations in Wayne County. I am confident WCT will significantly improve and enhance the quality of…


Tell us what you think are the major and minor transportation issues in Wayne County!

Sep 22, 2021

The Wayne County Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan is being updated, and surveys are out in the community for residents to rate the current transportation needs and identify new transportation needs. Surveys are available: from our website at our office at 905 Pittsburgh Avenue in Wooster at all Wayne County Library branches This information will…


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

Jul 16, 2021

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,…


Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Jun 17, 2021



Contractors Needed:

May 10, 2021

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.

Apr 30, 2021

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

Oct 29, 2020

(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

Oct 29, 2020

HOME RELIEF GRANTCommunity 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 imminenthomelessness; Mortgage delinquency or forbearance unable to paytheir mortgage and have verification of past…