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SUPPORT FOR YOUR EDUCATION

Our community partners can help with:

  • GED program referrals
  • Completing/processing college applications
  • Completing FAFSA applications
  • Student loan default resolution
  • Financial literacy training
  • Career exploration

Get started today with any of the providers below.

If you are interested in providing a service, please complete this form.

Representatives from Owens Community College will be on hand to discuss the different adult learning paths that Owens offers and the financial assistance opportunities available, including grants and scholarships.

Schedule:
First Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Main Library
Second Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Oregon
Third Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Mott
Third Thursdays | 2 – 4 p.m. | Heatherdowns
Fourth Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Sanger

Learn more about:

  • Associate Degree programs
  • Short-term certificates in high-demand areas
  • Free GED classes
  • A four-week CDLA truck driving program
  • Prior Learning Assessment (earning college credit for work experience)

For more information, contact the Owens Admissions Office at 567.661-7777.

If you or someone you know needs reading help as an adult, you are not alone.

Read for Literacy helps adults in our community with one-to-one tutoring.

Call 419.242.7323 for help.

With the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), adults ages 19 and over can receive free one-to-one assistance with:

  • GED program referrals
  • Completing/processing college applications
  • Completing FAFSA applications
  • Student loan default resolution
  • Financial literacy training
  • Career exploration

Schedule:
First and third Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Mott
First Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Lagrange
Second and Fourth Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Kent
Every Thursday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Main Library

To schedule an appointment, call 567.661.7300.

United Way 211 is a free and anonymous information and referral service available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County with a health or human service need. Connect with Community Resource Advisors 24/7 by dialing2-1-1 (or 800.650.HELP), by texting your zip code to 898-211, or by visiting the 2-1-1 to You table at Main Library.

Schedule:
Tuesdays | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Main Library

Get information about:
  • Food, Housing and Utility Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • And more!
Community Resource Advisors are trained to listen, ask questions, assess needs and connect callers to community resources from 2-1-1’s large database of national, state and local resources.