Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

Garage Sale Time!

NOCAC is having a garage sale on Friday, September 15th.  The sale will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. and is located at 1935 E. Second Street in Defiance.  (Use the entrance at the rear of the building facing Spruce Street.)

There is a lot to sell so please help our agency spread the word to anyone who could use some office supplies, equipment, or even some building materials.  These items are priced to go so get ready to buy!!  Click here to view the sales flyer and pictures (page 1 and  page 2).

Please remember NOCAC will accept cash or check only as forms of payment – no credit or debit cards.  Any reasonable offers will be considered.

PATH Center Services

NOCAC’s PATH Center is a soup kitchen/drop-in center that focuses on serving homeless persons, those with mental disabilities, or those who have food or nutritional needs – but all are welcome!  A hot nutritious meal is served each weekday between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.  Clients living within the Defiance city limits can get a ride to lunch but need to call by 10:00 am.

Our soup kitchen can always put donations to a good use. We are currently in need of new (or gently used) towels and canned goods that open with a pull-tab. Frequently needed items include: milk, eggs, cheese, spices, coffee, napkins, paper products, small bingo prizes and cleaning products. If you can help, please contact us at 419-782-6962.

And remember – please stop in at 1939 E. Second Street in Defiance to join us for a morning cup of coffee, a good lunch or just to enjoy the fellowship!  We can’t wait to see you!!

NOCAC Board of Trustees Meetings

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission is governed by a tripartite board made up of equal numbers of private sector, public sector and democratically-elected client sector representatives. The Governing Board members are responsible for policy, governance, and strategic oversight of NOCAC.

Upcoming Board Meetings are scheduled for the dates shown below.  All meetings start at 6:00 pm and are held at our Central Office located at 1933 E. Second, Defiance Ohio.  All meetings are open to the public.

January 12, 2023  (This meeting has been cancelled.)
February 9, 2023
March 9, 2023 (Annual Meeting – time and location may change)
April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023
June 8. 2023  (This meeting has been cancelled.)
July 13, 2023
August 10, 2023
September 14, 2023
October 12, 2023
November 9, 2023
December 14, 2023

Summer Crisis Program

The Summer Cooling Program will run 07/01/2023 through 9/30/2023.   The program will offer the following assistance:

  • Payment towards your electric bill (PIPP customers are also eligible.)
  • Air conditioner and/or fan
  • Central air unit repair (up to $1500)

Who is Eligible:

  • Those 60 or over
  • Those with a medical condition that requires air conditioning (documentation necessary)
  • Those who have an electric disconnect notice or have been disconnected
  • Are within 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Those with PIPP default or first time PIPP customers

Items Needed for Appointment:

  • All household income for the past 30 days
  • Citizenship for everyone in the household
  • Proof of Disability – if applicable (Verification must state disability on the documentation)
  • Electric bill and gas bill
  • If you are self-employed, please provide your most recent 1040 and Schedule 1 forms

Please call 419.219.4641 to schedule an appointment.  You may schedule online if you prefer.

Commodities Distribution

2023 Dates

Mark Your Calendars!!

The Richland Place/PATH Center, at 1939 E. Second Street in Defiance, will be distributing USDA food commodities on these dates in 2023.  Individuals and families that meet income eligibility residing in Defiance, Tinora or Ayersville school districts can receive commodities.  Drive-up distribution will take place at the PATH Center from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Questions?  Call us at (419) 782-6962.

January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023
July 12, 2023
August 9, 2023
September 13, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 8, 2023
December 6, 2023

Pre-School Applications Now Being Accepted

The NOCAC Child Development program is now accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 Head Start home-based and preschool programs.

Head Start is a FREE comprehensive program that helps pregnant women, and children aged newborn to 5, from low-income families. Our program provides education, health, social and other services to income eligible persons in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties.  Did you know that if you receive SNAP benefits you automatically qualify?

For more information, please call us at 419-784-5136.