What We Do

Community Action embodies the spirit of hope, 

improves communities, and makes Washington a better place to live.

The Washington State Community Action Partnership (WSCAP), is a private nonprofit organization created to provide a unified voice for Community Action Agencies in advocacy, policy, programmatic and legislative issues affecting families and communities in the State of Washington.

WSCAP provides training and technical assistance to each of our 30 agencies, including Family Development Specialist training and certification for Community Action employees, ensuring high quality and professional services for those seeking our assistance.

Community Action Agencies

Community Action Agencies (CAAs)
 are a primary source of direct support for the more than 766,000 people in WA who live at or below the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL)
*For a family of four, that is an annual gross income of $22,350.

Many CAA programs are able to serve families who earn up to 125% of the Federal Poverty Limit.
*For a family of four, that is an annual gross income of $27,938.

Income guidelines vary by program and are set according to the Federal Government.

Can you make it on a low-income? Play "Spent" to find out.

Because CAAs are intended to meet needs in their specific community, each agency has their own unique set of programs.  Many offer similar standard services including:

Housing Assistance Food & Nutritional Programs Literacy / ESL Classes
Employment Assistance Children & Youth Services Emergency Services
Energy Assistance Senior & Disabled Services Advocacy
Weatherization  Financial Literacy Information & Referral

For information on what programs are offered at your local Community Action, click here.
If you are in need of Energy Assistance services, click here to find out how and where to apply.