Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes Skagit County - and America - a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Imagine the uncertainty of not knowing how to provide your family their next meal, the limitations of not being able to read a job application, the despondence associated with losing your home, or the fear of having a sick child and no health insurance to enable you to see a doctor—these are the faces of Community Action of Skagit County.
Community Action is not merely a nonprofit social service agency. While many of our programs meet basic needs of people struggling 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. Currently, we support nearly 20 core services and are the main provider of human services to low-income individuals and families in Skagit County.
We focus roughly two-thirds of our 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.
If you are in need of assistance, please call 360-416-7585 or stop by our main office at 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon. For more information you can also click here to review the services Community Action provides.