Washington

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
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers
  • Substance Use Support

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Food Safety & Consumer Services (FS&CS) Laboratory

“WSDA’s Food Safety & Consumer Services (FS&CS) Laboratory provides laboratory testing to protect the public’s health by providing data on food borne pathogens to: regulatory agencies, our Federal partners, and the agricultural community. This data allows the interstate shipment of dairy products and provides information for food borne pathogen surveillance.”

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues

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Washington 4-H

“Washington State 4-H Youth Development education creates supportive environments for all youth and families to reach their fullest potential. This will be accomplished through a systemic approach of foundation and mission driven science to meet our goals to:

provide formal and non-formal experiential learning,
develop skills that benefit youth throughout life,
foster leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults,
build internal and external partnerships for programming and funding,
strengthen families and communities,
employ research based knowledge and the land grant university system, and
embrace and expand the traditions of the 4-H Youth Program.”

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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Produce Safety

“In partnership with the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is developing and implementing a Produce Safety Program. This Program will encourage the safe production of fruits and vegetables thereby reducing the public health risks for consumers of Washington produce across the nation and around the world. By using both education and enforcement, the Program will promote understanding of and compliance with the FDA Produce Safety Rule, a component of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The program will address two key goals: Help Washington farmers comply with the FDA Produce Safety Rule.
Consistently and uniformly apply the FDA Produce Safety Rule in Washington State.”

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

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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
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Farm Stress
  • Substance Use Support

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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 & Business Planning
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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Rapid Response Program/Rapid Response Team (RRT)

“The Rapid Response Program develops and manages the Food Emergency Rapid Response Team (RRT). The RRT is a joint effort by WSDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Seattle District Office (SEA-DO) to improve the efficiency of food emergency response and reduce the time to a meaningful intervention that protects public health.”

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  • Crisis Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues

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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
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved 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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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.”

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

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