Community Action of Skagit County

Cause Area

  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Seniors


330 Pacific PlaceMount Vernon, WA 98273 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Please check the website link for our up to date volunteer positions. Our vision is a community in which everyone works together to end poverty in Skagit County. Our mission is to stabilize lives, equip people to meet their goals, and build a stronger, more equitable Skagit County. We are guided by those we serve in our community. We believe that all of us can change values, beliefs, and policies to create a more equitable community. We recognize that the roots of poverty are embedded in trauma, oppression, and inequity. We support and encourage diverse leadership and representation. We have a lot to learn by listening to people with this lived experience in poverty, homelessness, and inequity based on race and other identities.


Community Action of Skagit County was established in 1979 and grew as the community needs and resources were identified. We are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of twelve members representing the public, private and low-income sectors in equal proportion. With our excellent and engaged Board, tenured senior management team, dedicated staff of between 90-110, and a variety of programs designed to meet local needs, our agency is well positioned to facilitate positive change in our community.

Community Action focuses roughly two-thirds of its resources on goal-oriented interventions, as opposed to one-time help. Essentially, while we do assist those in need with gas or clothes vouchers, or help with paying a power bill, our true mission is to connect with families over an extended period of time - working to offer educational and goal-setting opportunities to help individuals and families achieve major life changes.

Because we provide a large array of diverse services, Community Action takes pride in saying that no other local social service organization provides the magnitude of anti-poverty services that we do! Our agency has eight impact areas:

  • Family Stability
  • Housing Support and Homeless Prevention
  • Financial Stability
  • Employability
  • Education and Asset Building
  • Healthy Community
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Community Engagement and Volunteerism


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