The Economic Opportunity Act was signed into law on August 20th, 1964, which was the birth of Community Action agencies all across our nation.
For more than 50 years, Lower Columbia CAP has worked to realize its mission of "building healthy communities, one family at a time" through programs and services to eligible residents of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties, including Meals on Wheels, self-help housing, housing rehabilitation, tenant based rental assistance, rural transportation, energy assistance and weatherization, job training, volunteerism, advocacy, financial education and entrepreneurship.
Basic to the philosophy of community action is that communities identify and work together to solve their most pressing problems. Over the years, in response to needs in our community, Lower Columbia CAP has started a number of programs that grew into important, vital organizations themselves; including the Cowlitz Family Health Center, the Emergency Support Shelter, the Ethnic Support Council, Lower Columbia College Head Start, and the Saturday Farmers Market. Lower Columbia CAP programs and services support the entire community, and most importantly, we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other achieve self-sufficiency.
Lower Columbia CAP is celebrating 55 years of building healthy communities, one family at a time. Join our virtual party--no need to dress up and go out--you can celebrate from home with the beverage of your choice!