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Northwest Communities Education Center- Radio KDNA

“Radio KDNA, a community public radio station, went on the air with an educational and informational format.  Radio KDNA has been instrumental in educating, informing, mobilizing, motivating and encouraging its listeners to become involved in every aspect of the Valley’s culture that affects their lives: health, education, and civic participation; to learn English, to become citizens and to fully understand all the implications of benefits received from schools, state and federal agencies.” “KDNA will direct its efforts as a minority public radio station in response to the cultural and informational isolation of Hispanic/Latino and other disadvantaged communities. Radio KDNA will produce quality radio programming to help such communities overcome barriers of literacy, language, discrimination, poverty, and illness. In this way, KDNA will empower these communities to more fully participate in our multiethnic society.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

“Established in 1975, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services today serves more than 23,000 patients with more than 90,000 visits annually. We were the first Health Center in the state to achieve the highest level of recognition possible as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and we are accredited by the Joint Commission.”

We specialize in:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Substance Abuse Services

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Community Action of Skagit County

“The mission of Community Action is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County.

Our vision is that everyone in Skagit County has the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and successful. Offering over 20 core programs to low-income community members, Community Action’s real product is simple: Hope.

Stabilizing Lives
We believe in the strength and potential of people and offer several programs that provide basic needs, from housing to energy assistance.

Equipping Families for Success
We believe in the power of neighbor helping neighbor to help move people beyond a crisis and towards a more self-sustaining life.

Building Stronger Communities
We create a thriving community for all when we work together.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Substance Abuse Services

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Community Action of Skagit County: Latinx Advisory Committee

“The Latinx Advisory Committee (LAC) is a subcommittee of the Community Action Board of Directors, charged with advising the agency on how to better serve and develop leadership among low-income Latina/o community members.

The LAC network includes 150+ representatives of 20+ nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, and individual community members who serve the Latino community in Skagit and Whatcom counties. The LAC democratically elects a representative to the Community Action Board of Directors, who serves in a Client Sector position.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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NAMI WA

“NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state and local level.

NAMI Washington is the NAMI state organization in Washington. NAMI Washington provides educational resources and events, statewide outreach, advocacy and affiliate organizational support. NAMI Washington provides the free trainings that allow NAMI affiliates to provide NAMI programs.

Local NAMI affiliates in Washington offer free peer support, education and outreach programs, and engage mental health advocates in their communities.

National NAMI provides strategic direction for the entire organization, support to NAMI’s state and affiliate members, and engages in advocacy, education and leadership development nationally.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Substance Abuse Services

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Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Program offered at WorkSource

“Here in Washington state, WorkSource helps thousands of farmworkers find jobs and connect with important community resources.

WorkSource Centers offer:
• Job listings, job referrals and hiring event.
• Resume, application and interviewing assistance.
• Use of computers, photocopiers and phones.
• Skill assessments and referrals to training and other resources.

Many WorkSource centers have farmworker staff whose sole job is to help farmworkers and their families. They’ll assess your situation, skills and interests and put together a plan that’s right for you.”

We specialize in:

  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division

“The Food Safety & Consumer Services Division serves consumers and stakeholders in the state of Washington by assuring the availability, safety, and integrity of the state’s human and animal food supply.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Land Access
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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Agricultural Employment Legal Counseling at Columbia Legal Services

“Immigrant workers in Washington state are living under outdated and racialized immigration and employment systems that offer few reliable protections or opportunities to secure better paying, more permanent work. Agricultural workers, primarily immigrants, have been historically excluded from basic employment protections like overtime, a legacy of the Jim Crow era. Workers in the state under the H-2A visa program are subjected to intimidation and retaliation.

Columbia Legal Services works with immigrant community groups and unions to transform employment practices that have excluded immigrant workers.”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Animal Feed

“The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) regulates commercial animal feed including livestock feed, poultry feed, fish feed and pet food at the state level. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates animal feed at the federal level.”

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

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Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit

“The Farmworker Unit, centered in Yakima, provides advocacy and individual legal representation to farmworkers and their families to ensure that they are afforded a full range of legal protections. Our advocacy focuses on workplace health and safety, sexual harassment and employment discrimination, wage theft, enforcement of protections within the H-2A temporary worker program, combatting human trafficking, and equal access to state and federal programs. Our attorneys and community worker visit labor camps and farmworker housing throughout the state of Washington to talk with workers about their legal rights and the resources available to them. The Farmworker Unit provides legal advice, legal representation, and community education.

Who qualifies for help? Low-income individuals who work in any branch of agriculture (including dairies, food processing, and beef plants) and their families.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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