• Dixie

  • Energy Client Kellie

    Energy Client Kellie
  • Head Start Friends

    Head Start Friends
  • Child Leticia

    Child Leticia
  • Learning to Spin

    Learning to Spin
  • Energy Client Tina

    Energy Client Tina
  • Head Start Painting

    Head Start Painting
  • Shelter Kids

    Shelter Kids
  • Energy Assistance TY Board

    Energy Assistance TY Board
  • Energy Client Jessica

    Energy Client Jessica
  • Head Start Sign

    Head Start Sign
  • Shelter Girl with Clown Hair

    Shelter Girl with Clown Hair
  • Head Start Singing Ducks

    Head Start Singing Ducks
  • Clild - Serena

    Clild - Serena
  • Head Start Singing Ducks

    Head Start Singing Ducks
  • Family

  • Head Start Yellow Ribbons

    Head Start Yellow Ribbons
  • Kids Playing

    Kids Playing


Washington County Severe Weather Shelter/Warming Centers

For homeless assistance resources and shelter openings in the metro area, dial 211 or 503-222-5555 to access the 211info Information and Referral System. Local shelter information is available online at http://www.co.washington.or.us/swsactivation or click on the link below for a list of locations.

Community Action Commemorates 50 Years of Creating Opportunities in America

A team of 10 Community Action staff joined 1100 colleagues from around the country at our nation’s capitol to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) of 1964 and to recommit ourselves to furthering the Mission, the Promise and the Spirit of Community Action. This Act created the Office of Economic Opportunity and President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corp, as its first Director.  In this role, Mr. Shriver became the architect of the most unique federal-local partnership ever established in America.  This partnership created a community based approach to addressing poverty and called it Community Action.  Read all about it....

2014 National Community Action Gala

Community Action attendees from left, Pat Rogers, Katherine Galian, Leticia Vitela, Larry Hauth, Karen Henkemeyer, Jerralynn Ness & Gina Brooks. Staff attending, not pictured, Catherine Crooker, Natalie Horne and Randy Olsen.

Hope, Help & Change

The cost of living in our communities exceeds what many working families can comfortably afford. Paychecks don't always stretch to cover basic needs, so many families are struggling to make ends meet. Even though more people are working and Oregon's minimum wage is among the nation's highest, lower wages are not covering the basic costs of living.

For over 49 years, Community Action has been offering hope, help and change for families in transition. Community Action programs promote the birth of healthy babies, reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect, increase children's chances for success in school, and improve the quality and accessibility of child care. We also offer energy assistance and help to prevent homelessness.

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