Who We Are

Wondering what Community Action is?  

Check out the video below and see what Community Action is doing in your neighborhood! 


Using flexible Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding, Community Action agencies focus on creating local solutions to local needs. Community Action agencies are major employers, together spending more than $200 million each year in Washington cities and counties. About 90% of all funds are used for direct services to help families in need.

The need is growing. The nation has not seen such high unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Community Action agencies play a key role in helping people get back to work and building a strong foundation for Washington’s future by creating and preserving jobs. In addition, Community Action agencies invest in people to develop their competencies, support their education, and help them find work.

Community Action is Washington’s safety net.

Hundreds of thousands of people facing challenges and barriers to self-sufficiency have received help, obtained jobs, established safe homes, received education and are providing for their families because of the support offered by Community Action agencies.

Community Action changes lives. Our agencies will continue working as partners to reduce poverty, provide emergency services to those in need, and improve Washington’s communities.

WSCAP's Board of Directors, made up of CAA Executive Directors from across the state, represent the diversity of agencies, both in size and geography, as well as operating budgets and tenure.

In 2010, Community Action Agencies in Washington serve nearly:

· 1 Million Individuals

· 300,000 Families

· 200,000 Children Under 18 Years Old