The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies, including Pierce County Human Services, to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity. There are 26 nonprofit agencies and 4 government (Pierce, Clark, Snohomish counties and the City of Seattle) entities designated as Community Action Programs in 39 counties in Washington State.
Pierce County Community Action Programs Division, in existence since 1970, seeks to embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities here in the south sound. We work hard to stay up to date on the latest best practices to empower low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. We are committed to strengthening, promoting, representing and serving our communities to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed.
Pierce County has many Community Action Programs that help residents with early childhood education, energy assistance, rental assistance, home repairs, home weatherization and more.
Community Needs Assessment
Community Action Programs are required to complete needs assessments every three years to identify the strengths and resources available in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, and families. The assessment focuses on the capabilities of the community, including its citizens, agencies, and organizations.
A Community Needs Assessment gives helpful information to assist in directing service delivery. To do this, we need to figure out who our clients are, whether or not they value the services they receive, and what is important to them. Take a look at the 2018 Community Needs Assessment below!