Hillsboro, April 30th, 2015. Community Action of Washington County held its 50th Anniversary Gala and Indira Yagle, a former Community Action client, showed off her Build-A-Bear to be adopted to benefit Community Action’s Hillsboro Family Shelter residents. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus) Community Action leads the way to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and communities to thrive. Chaired by Jason Yamamoto, the event drew 400 guests and raised a record $280,000, including a $100,000 Challenge Gift by Jim and Shirley Johnson, to support low-income families seeking a path to stability.

Community Action Emeritus Board Members, recognized for their dedicated support of the organization's work both during and following their board service. L to R: Rob Drake, Craig Kinnie, Kevin Aguirre, Leroy Bentley, Margaret Eickmann, Dick Stenson, Cindy Hirst, Sherry Robinson, Ralph Brown, Executive Director Jerralynn Ness, Board Members Leda Garside and Richard Odell. Not pictured: Mayor Lou Ogden, Shirley Huffman

Community Action Emeritus Board Members, recognized for their dedicated support of the organization’s work both during and following their board service. L to R: Rob Drake, Craig Kinnie, Kevin Aguirre, Leroy Bentley, Margaret Eickmann, Dick Stenson, Cindy Hirst, Sherry Robinson, Ralph Brown, Executive Director Jerralynn Ness, Board Members Leda Garside and Richard Odell. Not pictured: Mayor Lou Ogden, Shirley Huffman

Jerralynn Ness, Executive Director, Community Action (L) celebrates the organization’s 50th anniversary with former Executive Director, Carla Shafer.

Jerralynn Ness, Executive Director, Community Action (L) celebrates the organization’s 50th anniversary with former Executive Director, Carla Shafer. 

For over 49 years, Community Action has been offering hope, help and change for families in transition. Community Action programs promote the birth of healthy babies, reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect, increase children's chances for success in school, and improve the quality and accessibility of child care.

For over 50 years, Community Action has been offering hope, help and change for families in transition. Community Action programs promote the birth of healthy babies, reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect, increase children’s chances for success in school, and improve the quality and accessibility of child care.

Community Action offers the following programs to assist eligible residents of Washington County. Click a link or call to find out about service details, availability, eligibility criteria and more.

 

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