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

Summer Crisis Program

The Summer Cooling Program will run 07/01/2024 through 9/30/2024.   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:

  1. Those 60 or over OR
  2. Those with a medical condition that requires air conditioning (documentation necessary) OR
  3. Those who have an electric disconnect notice or have been disconnected
  4. Are within 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  5. 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.

Contractors Needed

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) is seeking the following contractors:

  • Heating Contractors to replace/repair heating units and water heaters, install duct work, plumbing, etc..
  • Electrical Contractors to perform electrical work when needed such as rewires, installation of exhaust equipment, etc..
  • Roofing Contractors to replace or repair roofs when needed.
  • General Contractors to install ramps, perform minor floor repairs, remove/replace windows, bathroom modifications.

All work will be completed through the Home Weatherization Assistance Program.  Contracts will be based on our program year that will run from 7/1/2024-6/30/2025.   Services will be provided in the six county area of which NOCAC provides services to  includes: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams counties.  If interested in receiving further information, please contact the Housing & Energy Director; Kelly Feeney at (Must be insured, have HVAC Licensed, EPA LEAD Certification and/or willing to attend EPA LEAD training required for our agency)

Summer Food Service Program 2024

Nutritious lunches and fun activities will be available through NOCAC’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) again this year. The program will run June 3rd and end July 25th.  (No lunches will be served on June 19th, July 4th or July 5th.)


Defiance County

  • Lattys Grove Park
  • Hebron Ministries

Fulton County

  • Archbold Ruihley Park
  • Wauseon First Christian Church

Henry County

  • Napoleon Christ UM Church
  • Liberty Center Library

Paulding County

  • Paulding LaFountain Park
  • Oakwood Library

Williams County

  • Bryan Mattie Marsh Park
  • Edgerton Village Offices
  • Pioneer Public Library
  • West Unity Memorial Park

The SFSP provides a free lunch for all area children ages 1-18 (or up to the age of 21 with a disability).  There are no income or ID requirements.  An adult must accompany children under 5.

If you would like to help the program, contact Crystal Genter at 419-784-2150 x 1130 or




Compressed Work Week

Effective June 3, 2024,

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC} will move to a four-day work week. Offices, sites, and centers will be closed every Friday. The PATH Center Homeless Shelter and Community Kitchen will remain open M-F. All Summer Food Service Program sites will also operate M-F. Despite this change in operating hours, our commitment to providing essential services that address poverty and support those in need remains a priority. Our dedicated team will continue to work diligently from Monday to Thursday to ensure that our community receives the support and assistance it deserves. We believe that this shift will improve the well-being and work-life balance of our staff and enhance our efficiency and effectiveness in delivering services to our valued community members.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we transition to this new schedule. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

View Memo: Compressed Work Week – NOCAC Site Posting

Child Care Providers Needed

The NOCAC Publicly Funded Childcare Program, funded through the Ohio Department of Children and Youth, assists eligible families from Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Van Wert, and Williams counties in locating and/or paying for childcare for their children ages birth to 13 years of age.

We currently have a waiting list for parents who need good, quality care for their children.  Without childcare, they cannot keep their jobs or attend classes.

Are you interested in becoming a childcare provider?  We would love to give you more information!  A licensed provider has access to the support of knowledgeable specialists who can help you grow your business for families who are looking for a safe, loving environment for their children.  Families who have been determined eligible have been assessed a small co-pay.  The remainder of your weekly pay would be direct deposited from the State of Ohio.

Give us a call at 419-784-2150, x 1115.  Or, click here! 

2023 – 2024 Winter Crisis Program

Do you need help keeping your home warm this year?  The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and the Winter Crisis Program runs 11/1/23 through 3/31/24.

Eligible households may receive a one-time payment towards:

*Utility service that is currently off or in a disconnect status.
*A payment to establish new service.
*Bulk fuel delivery (propane, fuel oil, wood, coal).
*A onetime payment to assist with electric or natural gas utility bill ($175-$750 based on regulations)
*Up to $500 for furnace repairs.

Each household member will need to bring proof of income for the last 30 days; birthdates and social security numbers; proof of citizenship or legal residency; and proof of disability (if applicable).  When scheduling your appointment, you will need the most recent utility bills regardless of the account status.

Please note that utility companies will only allow one hold for disconnection notices and it cannot be extended.  A “no-show” to your scheduled appointment may result in your utilities being shut off.


Schedule Appointments Online or call our 24-hour appointment hotline at 1-419-219-4641.