Stabilization Services provide for the immediate needs of community residents who are in crisis and unable to provide the essentials for daily living, including food and clothing.
Individuals and families accessing Stabilization Services meet with a Stabilization Specialist to identify available resources and services that can help them stabilize a financial crisis. Services are available free of charge based on current need and can be accessed at both north and south side locations.
Stabilization Services, including food, diapers, baby food and formula, hygiene and cleaning products are available on a walk-in basis, up to three times per calendar year.
- After the third walk-in visit, the household is eligible for Monthly Food Distribution.
We are excited to announce that the Ottawa County Food Policy Council has a new name and visual identity. Now known as Ottawa Food, the collaboration of local agencies and individuals will continue its work to ensure that all Ottawa County residents have access to healthy, local, and affordable food choices. Ottawa Food’s vision is an available supply of well-balanced meals for all. www.ottawafood.org
Monthly Food Distribution / Quarterly Commodities New Service:
Community Action House (CAH) will provide a monthly food distribution to all low-income households in our service area beginning in March of 2014. Eligibility is income-based, and households must provide picture ID and proof of address to access service. Households can come each time for the monthly distribution.
Comments from Participants
"Everyone was friendly and wonderful."
"You are all very helpful in times of need. Thank you so much."