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 is designed to respond to local needs that differ from community to community.  Check out some of the ways we can help families in your community below:



Income Guidelines

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 $24,250.

Some CAA programs are also able to serve families who earn 125% or more of the Federal Poverty Limit.
  • For a family of four, that is an annual gross income of $30,313.

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.