Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

RurAL CAP

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans.
Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, we represent every region of the state as one of the largest and most diverse nonprofit organizations in Alaska.

We value input from and have respect for all people. We believe that Alaskans have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential. Mission
To empower low-income Alaskans through advocacy, education, affordable housing, and direct services that respect our unique values and cultures.


Service areas: Alaska, National

Go to Website | Phone: 907.279.2511

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National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils

RC&D Councils are 501(c)3 non-for-profit corporations. They are not governmental entities, so the typical policies and constraints of local, state, and federal government programs do not limit the types of issues they address or the means they use. Within their respective areas (typically covering 5-8 counties), RC&D Councils have a high degree of independence to carry out activities that will achieve their most important goals. RC&D Council volunteers are leaders and community stakeholders involved in multiple roles in local government, school boards, churches, and other civic activities. At RC&D Council meetings, they draw from their professional expertise and community connections to determine the needs of their RC&D Council areas, address those needs, and make their communities better places to live, work, and play. Nationwide, over 25,000 volunteers serve on local RC&D Councils. Our programs involve: Youth Engagement Underserved and Beginning Farmers Engagement Farm Bill outreach Urban Ag Initiatives Veteran Farmers Engagement Rural Economic Development Human Resource Development


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 888.487.6127

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Ecological Agriculture Training Cultural Center and Farm

The EAT! Cultural Center is Southern California’s Field to Face school and is a partnership between the City of Norco and Five Keys Schools and Programs. Our approach has always been wisdom-based, scientifically-informed and hands-on. We believe the future of Southern California Agriculture is small in scale, not in impact. To ensure the success of small farms, we focus on the 7 Tenets of Small Farm Management Systems and teach the mastery of 9 Core agricultural knowledge areas.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (951)255-7092

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RURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

REO’s National Farmworker Jobs Program has two specific goals. This includes helping farmworker families become economically self-sufficient through training and employment services. Montana?s agricultural workers and their spouse, children and other dependents have access to educational programs to complete their high school credentials, access and complete job training (such as CDL, CNA, and technical programs and seminars), and college certificates or degrees. The program services adults and youth 18-24. These opportunities lead to full-time employment, improved family income, and greater economic security. In addition, REO provides emergency services, such as food and gas, to seasonal and migrant workers living in Montana and traveling to Montana for employment purposes. Not all offices have a Spanish speaking individual. Those needing this service should call Jesse at 406-839-7852.


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: 406-442-7850

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Piikani Lodge

Piikani Lodge Health Institute (PLHI) is an Indigenous-founded and led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on promoting the health and well-being of Amskapi Piikani Blackfeet people and lands via work and research that is both translational and relevant to people and biosystems across this nation. 


Service areas: Montana

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North American Traditional Indigenous Food System

North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NĀTIFS), founded by James Beard award winners The Sioux Chef, is dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. We imagine a new North American food system that generates wealth and improves health in Native communities through food-related enterprises.


Service areas: International, Minnesota, National

Go to Website | Phone: 612-356-2813

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CAAMHP (Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation)

We provide culturally aware behavioral health services to the broad agrarian and rural communities in Colorado. Specific services include vouchers for counseling with licensed behavioral health therapists (including some specializing in adolescent care, gender and sexuality, addiction recovery, and marriage and family therapy among others). We also have an Adolescent Addiction Support Workshop to provide education to parents and other caregivers of adolescents experiencing addiction.


Service areas: Colorado

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New Mexico State University Extension

Providing the people, farmers and ranchers of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.


Service areas: New Mexico

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Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation

The Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation in 2010), the mission of HAF is to support and sustain Hawaiʻi’s agricultural industry by addressing the critical needs and services of farmers and the industry in Hawaiʻi, and by better connecting them with the community and vice-versa. This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-the-field support for farmers.


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: (808) 927-9749

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Hawaii Organic Farming Association

To further organic and sustainable agriculture, land care, and lifestyles in Hawaii, thus giving meaning and life to our state motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono “The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.”


Service areas: Hawaii

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The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is supported by the USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, under agreement number: 2020-70028-32731 proposal number: 2020-07631

The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is an equal access/equal opportunity program.