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 has the following options:

  • Schedule a meeting with a Stabilization Specialist to review household finances and use of community resources and/or
  • Household is only eligible for the monthly food distribution.

Ottawa County Food Policy Council

The Ottawa County Food Policy Council (OCFPC) is a collaborative body that exists to reduce food insecurity in Ottawa County. It is the vision of the OCFPC that there is an available supply of well-balanced meals for all. To learn more, please visit the OCFPC website


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."