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 through the Housing Solutions Center (360.695.9677). For other services, call 2-1-1 (877.211.9274).
Clark County Community Services is asking residents who are low-income to complete a survey about their family’s needs. The survey, which can be completed online or on paper, will take approximately 15 minutes. It is strictly confidential.
The survey will be available from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.
An online version is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020CNANeedsSurvey in English, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.
Paper copies in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chuukese are available from human services providers such as agencies that offer housing, food, clothing, health services and employment assistance, or may be printed from the link below:
If you are unable to obtain a paper copy from a service provider or print from the link above, please contact Rebecca Royce at 546.397.7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Services is required to conduct a needs survey every three years. The results are used to help prioritize which programs and services will be funded in our community with Community Service Block Grant awards.
The 2017 Community Needs Assessment (CNA) was by the County and the Community Action Advisory Board to prioritize the Community Services Block Grant funding considerations for the 2019-2021 funding cycle.
2018 Report to the Community
The Community Needs Assessment referenced above surveys the needs of Clark County households who are living in poverty. It helps determine services to prioritize and to fund. In 2016, these services were provided by 13 nonprofit agencies, and included shelter, housing assistance, employment services, and credit repair. The Report to the Community describes these activities funded by Community Action in Clark County. 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.
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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