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.
Community Needs Assessment
Thank you to the many individuals and families that participated in the Clark County Low-Income Community Needs Survey. Data is now being analyzed 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.
The next step in the process is to get feedback from the community. All are encouraged to attend "A Portrait of Clark County: Needs of a Community" on Thursday, May 18 at the Vancouver Community Library. Registration is recommended at https://goo.gl/forms/BKI1weeN5WTEbexs1. The completed Community Needs Assessment will be available by the end of 2017.
Please call 2-1-1 or visit 211info.org if you are in need of assistance.
For rental assistance, contact the Housing Solutions Center hotline at (360) 695-9677.
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.
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).
211info app now available for iPhone and Android
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For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Royce, Program Coordinator
(360) 397-2075 ext. 7863