Stabilization Services provide for the immediate needs of community residents who are in crisis and unable to provide essentials for daily living, including food and personal care items. 

Individuals and families accessing Stabilization Services can 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.

Stabilization Services, including food, diapers, baby food and formula, hygiene and cleaning products are available on a walk-in basis, up to six times per calendar year.


  • After the sixth walk-in visit, the household is still eligible for Monthly Food Distribution.


High demand for services sometimes limits the number of people we can assist each day. It is recommended that applicants arrive as early as possible, or call ahead of time to verify they will be seen that day. For more information about our recent changes within Stabilization Services, click here. Our current locations and schedule are listed below.

  • 14th Street Office (345 W 14th St):

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1:00-4:00 pm

    • Wednesday and Friday: 8:30-11:30 am


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.

Monthly Food Distribution / Quarterly Commodities New Service:

Community Action House (CAH) provides a monthly food distribution to all low-income households in our service since 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."