Recent News

Community Needs Assesment

Apr 9, 2020

As a Community Action Agency and Head Start program provider, Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M) conducts a community needs assessment in order to identify needs that align with our mission, as well as service gaps. We use this information to decide how to invest agency resources. We welcome your input in the survey through the link…


Community Action Wayne/Medina COVID-19 Notice

Mar 24, 2020

Due to the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, our offices in Wooster and Medina are closed to the public. As a result, there will be no walk-ins. Please follow the guidelines below for each program. We are available to conduct some business through phone calls, email and/or mail. Phone in hours currently…


Free Out-of-County Medical Transportation for Wayne County Residents

Mar 6, 2020

Community Action Wayne/Medina Has Funds for Out-of-County Medical Transportation SEE ATTACHED POSTER below (or by clicking READ MORE)  FOR MORE INFO Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M) has funds available to provide free out-of-county medical transportation to those who qualify. The funding has been provided by the North Canton Medical Foundation (NCMF) and the Austin-Bailey Health and…


New Workplace Access Program Begins December 9th

Nov 26, 2019

Do you need a safe and reliable ride to work from anywhere in Wayne County? Don’t want to drive to work in the winter? Want to avoid the expense of owning a car? Rural Mobility Solutions (RMS) may be the solution for you! Click HERE to learn more or visit our RMS/Workplace Access page under…


Winter Crisis Program Runs November 1st – March 31st

Oct 23, 2019

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 starting October 21,…


Paradox Prize

Oct 9, 2019

Community Action Wayne/Medina has been awarded the Paradox prize. Click the link below to view the press release for more details.   Paradox Prize Press Release


State of Ohio Needs Surveys

Sep 16, 2019

The Ohio Development Services Agency is conducting surveys to determine the housing, homeless and community development needs as the state begins the planning process for the 5 Year Consolidated Plan covering the period of PY 2020 – 2024. The following are the links to the surveys:   PY 2020 – 2024 Needs Surveys Community Development/Economic…


Wayne County Transportation Needs

Aug 27, 2019

Contact: Leslie Baus, Community Action Wayne Medina Mobility Coordinator Community Action Wayne/Medina will be hosting a series of community meetings to provide the public the opportunity to comment on transportation needs in Wayne County and to give input on the Locally Coordinated Transportation Plan, which outlines the goals for improving transportation in Wayne over the…


New Wooster transit stop serving OSU

Aug 13, 2019

Wooster Transit to have second stop serving Wooster Campus of The Ohio State University starting August 19 Contact: Eric Swartzentruber, Wooster Transit owner, 330-601-1616 Starting August 19, Wooster Transit will be stopping at two locations to serve the Wooster Campus of The Ohio State University. The first stop will be at the front entrance of…


Summer Crisis Program Ends August 31

Jun 18, 2019

The Summer Crisis Program runs July 1st to August 31st. Appointments can be scheduled online at  Here is the 2019 Summer Crisis Program Flyer (and medical eligibility forms) with information on eligibility and program changes: 2019 SCP flyer 1 yr medical_updated 6.18 3yr Medical_updated 6.18