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We believe in the strength and potential of people. We believe in the power of neighbor helping neighbor to help stabilize community members and equip them to exit poverty. Working together we create paths to prosperity and a thriving community for all. Our vision is that everyone in Skagit County has the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and successful. Offering over 30 services to lower-income community members, Community Action’s real product is simple: Hope. Community Action is not merely a nonprofit social service agency. While many of our programs meet basic needs of people strugglin g to make ends meet, our purpose is to alleviate poverty and help people attain a level of self-sufficiency. As some would say, we are a trampoline, not just a safety net.
Every year, Community Action provides the tools to nearly 38,000 people to move beyond crisis and onto the pathways of self-sufficiency.
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.
Now in our 37th year of service and with over 30 anti-poverty programs, we see ourselves as a key contributor to the vitality of Skagit County. 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
- Financial Stability
- Education and Literacy
- Food and Nutrition
- Community Engagement and Volunteerism
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