About WSOS Community Action Commission
WSOS celebrated the agency’s 50th year anniversary on April 24th, 2015. This celebration brought together roughly 400 employees from the agency’s wide service region to recognize its milestone year.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Congress of the United States proclaimed a national “War on Poverty” by enacting the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
President Johnson solidified his commitment to forgoing new opportunities for the poor in the United States by mobilizing financial and human resources to eliminate poverty.
To assist in fighting his “War on Poverty”, local Community Action Agencies were created to provide a wide range of human services at the community level to help individuals build self-sufficiency and rise out of poverty.
WSOS began in 1965 to serve residents of Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca counties. Shortly thereafter, the organization added Wood County to its service region, giving the agency its current name—WSOS. Since then, WSOS has further expanded to offer state, national and international programming.
WSOS is a private, nonprofit Community Action Agency. WSOS is one of 52 CAAs in Ohio and one of about 1,000 CAAs nationwide. WSOS provides services to income-eligible individuals and families of all ages.
WSOS has many services to offer individuals, families, and communities. If you are in need of a service, or would simply like more information about WSOS, please call our office at 419-334-8911 or toll free at 800-775-9767. WSOS has a separate website with more agency-wide information which can be accessed by visiting www.wsos.org.