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 47 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.
Community Action also works with employers, providing information about programs that can assist low-wage workers. We promote the vision that Washington County residents are strong, resilient and involved in the community, living with dignity and security. Please join us as we keep working to make our communities more secure. We urge you to participate, educate, advocate, and donate to organizations working to make a difference.
In 1965, concerns over the causes and conditions of poverty motivated a group of Washington County leaders to organize Community Action. Today, Community Action is the largest private nonprofit social service agency serving residents of Washington County, responding annually to more than 30,000 requests for assistance.
Community Action does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, age or disability
in employment or the provision of services.