Community Action

MISSION
Hopelink is one of 30 community action agencies in Washington State and over 1,000 in the nation. Washington State Community Action Partners (WSCAP) works to build healthy communities and eliminate poverty through a unified network of Community Action Agencies across Washington State.

VISION
Thriving communities, where people feel secure, connected and confident to seize opportunities and meet challenges.

WHO WE ARE
WSCAP is Washington State’s largest community building network. We are a nonprofit association of 30 Community Action Agencies serving all 39 state counties.

  • Each Community Action Agency responds to the unique needs of its community.
  • For more than 40 years, we’ve served low-income individuals and families through programs, partnership and advocacy.
  • We work across multiple fields including housing, employment, education, emergency food, healthcare and senior care.
  • Community Action Agencies support over 40 programs including Head Start, weatherization and financial planning - just to name a few.
  • From emergency food assistance to transitional housing or legal aid, CAPs provide vital support when it’s needed most.
  • CAPs are also major employers in their communities and combined spend $202 million every year on local employment and services.

We are also part of a national network of more than 1,000 organizations.

  • Every year, Community Action Agencies around the country help more than 13 million people.
  • By working together across local, state and national levels, Community Action Agencies are leveraging resources to eliminate poverty and change lives.
  • The national Community Action Network was created in 1964 under the Economic Opportunity Act, signed into law under President Lyndon Johnson.

Community Action is a spirit of service.

  • We believe everyone deserves a chance and that connected neighbors create healthy communities.
  • Community Action Agencies provide local solutions to local problems.
  • We believe in the power of partnership to help people and change lives.
  • CAPs are more relevant than ever as the nation experiences the fallout from the economic downturn.