Skagit County Community Action Agency

Community Action Services:
 
Community Voice Mail
The Community Voice Mail program provides free voice mail boxes for up to 180 days. 
 
Crisis Intervention
Our Critical Needs program helps low-income individuals with emergency help in the form of food and clothing vouchers.
 
Dental Van
The Skagit County Mobile Dental Van plays a big part in helping people who cannot afford dental care.  The Dental Van regularly visits Skagit communities to provide dental care to low-income individuals.
 
East County Services
SCCAA's East County satellite office in Concrete provides basic services including critical needs assistance, legal assistance, and energy assistance.
 
Energy Assistance
Winter home heating and electricity costs can hit hard, and Community Action offers three programs to help.
 
Food
Our Mobile Food Express collaborates with county food banks to provide food packages to the homebound and disabled.  Assistance with food stamp applications is also provided to low-income individuals.
 
Housing
SCCAA's housing program provides homeless families with shelter and housing, and helps them become self-sufficient.
 
Legal
SCCAA's Volunteer Lawyer Program offers free legal assistance including family law, bankruptcy, and domestic violence issues, to eligible low-income Skagit County residents. 

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Literacy
Free tutoring is available to adults and their family members who need assistance in basic reading, writing, math, GED preparation, family literacy, and English as a second language.  Workplace literacy services are also available.
 
Maternity Support Services
Nursing, counseling, and nutrition services are provided to pregnant women and infants.
 
Medical Assistance
Prescriptions, eyeglasses and other medical supplies are available to low-income families.  Referrals to volunteer optometrists for eye exams and to other resources for breast mammograms are also offered.
 
SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)
Trained volunteers educate, assist, and advocate for consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance.
 
Veterans Assistance
Assistance for emergency needs, referrals, and advocacy is provided to low-income veterans, their dependents, widows, widowers, and orphans.
 
VISTA
The AmeriCorps*VISTA program develops projects that directly impact poverty in Skagit County.  Volunteers are placed in non-profit agencies for one year to further develop and establish these programs in the community.
 
Voluntary Action Center
SCCAA's  Voluntary Action Center promotes volunteerism to meet the needs of Skagit County's low-income.
 
Volunteer Chore Services
Volunteers provide direct services to frail, elderly, and disabled adults, such as minor home repair, housekeeping, shopping, and yard work.
 
WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
The Women, Infants & Children Food and Nutrition Program provides free food and nutrition education to help give children a healthy start in life.  Specialized Breastfeeding Support services include access to electric breast pumps and other aids to assist working mothers and those who experience premature birth, illness, or other breastfeeding challenges.

Skagit County Community Action Agency is proud to be a United Way Agency

©2004 Skagit County Community Action Agency
Last updated March 22, 2004

 

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Contact Us

SCCAA's main office is located one block south of the Skagit River dividing Burlington and Mount Vernon, and just south of the Riverside Health Club.

Take the College Way exit (#227) and turn East onto College Way.

Turn North (Left) at the second traffic light onto Riverside Drive.

Turn West (Left) onto Pacific Place (just before the Riverside Health Club on your left).

Skagit County Community Action Agency is the second building on the left.
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Note:  In order to assist families who work, our WIC Program is open until 7:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.