Mission: The mission of wsos community action commission, inc. Is to create partnerships and opportunities to help individuals, families and communities thrive.
Programs: Child development - child development operates the head start program, which is a comprehensive child development program which serves over 1,000 children ages birth-5 and their families. It is a child-focused program designed to increase the social competence of young children in low-income families. The program supports the child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development in a developmentally appropriate play-based environment. The overarching goal is to prepare children for kindergarten and offer family members with opportunities and support to help them develop to their fullest potential. Child development also operates after school and summer programming to over 50 middle school and high school students. The after school program students receive homework assistance, meals, enrichment programming, tutoring and other activities in a safe environment.
adult and youth development - adult and youth development provides youth summer programing, homelessness prevention service, energy assistance and fatherhood services throughout our service area. Tanf youth and summer programs are provided to assist out-of-school youth prepare for employment and attain educational goals. Homelessness services include hud permanent supportive housing and domestic violence housing options for those in need. Supportive services are also provided to veterans in need of housing and support. Additional employment and training services are provided to those unemployed. Heap services provide emergency heating and summer cooling assistance.
community development - community development, serving rural ohio communities for 38 years, provides free and low-cost services to help rural communities address their planning, infrastructure and economic development needs. Each year, wsos' rcap program serves over 200 communities in ohio, illinois, michigan and wisconsin, and an additional 100 communities in indiana, kentucky and west virginia through sub-recipients. Field agents assist with project development and provide training for capacity building. The great lakes rcap network receives funding from a number of federal programs as well as ohio epa and the ohio water development authority to provide technical assistance to communities with populations under 10,000. International programs funded by the department of state focus on civil society and leadership development, primarily in central and eastern europe.