Hello Community Action Partners, Volunteers, and Advocates!

Below you will find Community Action updates for March. Please feel free to share with your clients, networks, and colleagues. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please contact volunteercenter@communityactionskagit.org.

Take care,
March Service Updates
Community Action is providing services, but all in-person services have been suspended at all locations until further notice. The East County Resource Center remains open with limited walk-up services.

For more information check out the website or call:
  • East County Resource Center: (360) 416-1733
  • General Information: (360) 416-7585
  • Skagit Vets Connect: (360) 588-5156
  • WIC: (360) 416-7595
Energy Update
Our Energy Assistance Team is now scheduling appointments every day of the week. There are 2 ways to request an appointment:

For more information visit:
Volunteer Lawyer Program: Upcoming Clinics
New Legal Clinics Serving Farmworkers in Skagit County
The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program is excited to announce its new partnership with the CCS Farmworker Center! 

Beginning March 3rd and every 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, financially eligible farmworkers and their families can visit the Farmworker Center to safely meet with offsite volunteer attorneys using provided computers about a range of civil legal needs. Services are offered regardless of immigration status. Click here to view flyer.
Virtual DACA Legal Clinic: Thursday March 18, time TBD.
The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program is excited to announce the resumption of its free DACA Legal Workshops in exclusively a virtual format!

Financially eligible applicants in Skagit County and San Juan County should review the instructions on how to apply for an upcoming workshop! The first workshop is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 18th. Helpful information about financial assistance and supporting documentation will be provided. Only registered applicants will be provided the meeting credentials. View how to apply (English | Español)
Eviction Prevention Assistance: Restarting March 8
Eviction Prevention Assistance is emergency funding to prevent eviction for eligible households who have been financially impacted by the COVID pandemic. 

Beginning March 8th, our Eviction Prevention Team will be taking calls on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. to schedule eligibility appointments. If people call outside of hours, they will be able to fill out a preliminary application online on the Eviction Prevention Page on Community Action's website. To apply by phone please call: (360) 416-7588.

For more information about the Eviction Prevention program visit: www.communityactionskagit.org/eviction-prevention/
Motel Program Update
The Motel program has been extended however, all program spots are currently full. Interested individual above the age of 65+ or age 60 with a disability can apply for the housing interest pool to be referred- (360) 416-7585.