The Clark County Community Action Program distributes funds to community nonprofit organizations to provide emergency needs, basic and essential services, and programs to improve self-sufficiency. Examples of services provided through the nonprofit agencies include emergency shelter, energy assistance, homeless prevention through rent or mortgage assistance with case management, food, employment, and non-criminal legal assistance. All housing assistance is processed first through the Housing Solutions Center (360.695.9677). For other services, call 2-1-1 (877.211.9274).
Thank you to everyone who participated in the community needs assessment (CNA). The completed CNA is now available. The CNA will be used to inform the County and the Community Action Advisory Board as to what services should be prioritized when making funding considerations with the Community Services Block Grant funds.
2016 Report to the Community
The Community Needs Assessment referenced above includes a survey of the needs of Clark County households who are living in poverty. It helps to determine services to prioritize and to fund. These services are provided by 13 nonprofit agencies, and include shelter, housing assistance, employment services, and credit repair. The Report to the Community describes the activities funded by Community Action in Clark County during the 2016 calendar year. It is only a small part of the community effort that helps families stabilize and thrive. If you are in need of assistance, please contact 211info by dialing 2-1-1 or going to their website at 211info.org.
Please call 2-1-1 or visit 211info.org if you are in need of assistance. Download the app at Google Play or iTunes.
For housing assistance, contact the Housing Solutions Center hotline at 360.695.9677.
Walk-in assistance is available at the Memorial Lutheran Church on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. View available services (PDF).
Washington State Community Action Partnership: Better Lives, Stronger Communities.
The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty
Click here for background information on the War on Poverty, the Community Action Program, and the Community Services Block Grant.
For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Royce, Program Coordinator