Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to promote self-sufficiency. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is the agencies' core source of federal funding. CAAs also operate a variety of grants that come from federal, state, and local sources. These grants vary widely among agencies, although most CAAs operate Head Start programs, which focus on early childhood development. Other programs frequently administered by CAAs include Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) utility grants and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded through the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Because each CAA is governed locally, each provides a different mix of programs and services. Programs typically include:
-Community coordination
-Emergency services
-Food and nutrition
-Family development
-Income management
-Economic development
-Health care
125 N 17th Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Eligibility: Varies by service
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 397-3511 Main phone
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call for information
FEES: Varies by service
AREA SERVED: Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook Counties
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm
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