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 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 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.

  • 14th Street Office (345 W 14th St): Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-4:00pm

  • 136th Avenue Office (665 136th Ave): Wednesday: 8:30am to 11:30am, and 1:00-4:00pm


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) will 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."