Family Development

Healthy Families

Parenting Education & Support
Community Action provides services for the Healthy Families of Washington County program. Parenting is a skill, and this voluntary program provides long-term home visiting support that helps parents develop their skills to get off to a great start. Our trained staff work with expecting families or parents of newborns in their homes for the first three years of their child’s life.

Healthy Families helps pregnant women with:

  • Communicating with their chosen prenatal care provider
  • Preparing for childbirth and motherhood
  • Referrals to WIC and other needed services
  • Education and support with breastfeeding and infant nutrition

Parents learn about:

  • Child development
  • Positive guidance
  • Positive Discipline
  • Communication

This service is especially helpful for parents who want to develop the skills and knowledge to provide their children with the best possible parenting. Parents will learn how to create a nurturing environment for their children using positive parenting techniques. They are provided with the skills to build their own support network using information about community resources with an emphasis on health and well-being.


Health Careers Northwest

Health Careers Support & Guidance
Health Careers NW supports career growth and progress in seven healthcare fields by offering one-on-one career coaching, career exploration in the healthcare fields, training that results in an employer- or industry-recognized credential as well as job and placement assistance.  The result: you launch, or take a next step, in a fulfilling healthcare career.

  • For more information about HCNW please call 971-223-6030 or email HCNW@caowash.org.

Click here to take the HCNW Eligibility Quiz


Financial Education

Financial Household Resiliency

Financial Household Resiliency classes provide information about banking and financial tools and help you build skills to reduce financial stress, create a manageable budget, increase savings and reduce debt.

Click here for information about upcoming financial education classes


Family Advocacy

Housing Stability

Community Action provides family advocacy services for individuals and families living in Washington County who are experiencing homelessness or have received a notice of termination from their housing provider. Family Advocates help families define goals, identify resources and address barriers to stable housing.

  • For more information about the family advocacy program please call Community Connect at 503-640-3263.