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Last year, Community Action helped nearly 30,000 hard-working individuals and families find tools and support to get out of poverty while mobilizing more than 3,000 volunteers. Yet, as the gap widens between housing expenses and local wages, we saw a 21% increase in service needs from 2015 to 2017. We need the right-sized building to address the size of the issues in our community. 

 

 

Please help us meet the growing needs of our community by supporting us during our capital campaign.

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Stabilizing Lives

We believe in the strength and potential of people and offer several programs that provide basic needs, from housing to energy assistance.

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Equipping Families for Success

We believe in the power of neighbor helping neighbor to help move people beyond a crisis and towards a more self-sustaining life.

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Building Stronger Communities

We create a thriving community for all when we work together.

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Our Services

Our vision is that everyone in Skagit County has the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and successful. Offering over 20 core programs to low-income community members, Community Action’s real product is simple: Hope.

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11/28/2018

Cost of Poverty Experience

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 28th for a half-day interactive workshop, the Cost of Poverty Experience Simulation (COPES). Participants will be divided into small “family” teams and experience real challenges faced by people in situational or generational poverty. Past participants have reported gaining a deeper understanding of the complexity of poverty and have gone on to create changes in their own agencies, schools and public policy to address needs and opportunities. A facilitated debrief leads to concrete next steps for learning, volunteering, giving and advocating for change. This workshop is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Seventh Day Adventist Church, and is presented by Community Action of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 or until we are at capacity. Cost: While it is free to attend the Cost of Poverty Experience, there is a suggested donation of $20 to help cover the costs of the materials. Workshop Schedule: 12 PM-12:25 PM: Participant Check-In 12:30-3 PM: Simulation 3-4 PM: Debrief

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