Community Action


The Clark County Community Action Program distributes funds to community nonprofit organizations to provide emergency needs, basic and essential services, and programs to improve self-sufficiency. Examples of services provided through the nonprofit agencies include emergency shelter, energy assistance, homeless prevention through rent or mortgage assistance with case management, food, employment, and non-criminal legal assistance.

The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

2020 Community Needs Assessment

2020 Community Needs Assessment cover

The 2020 Community Needs Assessment (CNA) surveys needs of Clark County households living in poverty. This information is used by the County and the Community Action Advisory Board to prioritize the Community Services Block Grant funding considerations for the 2022-2024 funding cycle.

2018 Report to the Community

The Report to the Community describes activities funded by Community Action in Clark County. It is only a small part of the community effort that helps families stabilize and thrive. If you are in need of assistance, please contact or by dialing 2-1-1.


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Housing Solutions Center

For housing assistance, contact the Housing Solutions Center hotline at 360.695.9677.

Community Action Impacts Lives

Washington State Community Action Partnership: Better Lives, Stronger Communities.

50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

Click here for background information on the War on Poverty, the Community Action Program, and the Community Services Block Grant.

For more information, contact

Abby Molloy, Program Coordinator