What Difference We Make

The people we serve live in a diverse community and share the challenges of poverty. For some, the challenge is situational, brought on by a significant life event, such as a medical emergency, family issue, or loss of a job. This group requires the immediacy of emergency services in order to restore stability.

For others, poverty is long-term, or generational, and they have a longer journey to become equipped to exit poverty. These families are building support networks and learning skills that have not previously been modeled.

Of the 120,365 residents who live in Skagit County, Community Action served 29,397 residents and engaged 3,484 community volunteers in 2016. Total touched by Community Action is 32,881—27% of the population. The majority of our programs serve primarily Skagit County; however, an additional 7, 055 were served in Whatcom, Snohomish, Island, and San Juan Counties. In total, we served 33,027 people through our 20 inter-related core services that together help stabilize lives and equip people to exit poverty. At the community level, we work collaboratively to address vital issues such as homeless prevention, affordable housing, access to appropriate health and dental care, and financial coaching.

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