Founded in 1966, Community Action Team is committed to:
- Reducing the extent and negative effects of poverty
- Increase family self-reliance
- Improving community facilities and affordable housing stock
In order to effectively serve a large three county area, CAT established separate anti-poverty agencies in Clatsop and Tillamook counties. Clatsop Community Action was established in 1989 to serve Clatsop County and Community Action Resource Enterprises was established in 1991 to serve Tillamook County. Today CAT partners with these non-profit organizations to address the causes and conditions of poverty in our Northwest Oregon.
Community Action programs trace their roots to the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty. Like similar Community Action agencies the country, CAT’s Board of Directors is community based. One-third comes from the business sector, one-third from the government sector, and a third are low-income residents of the community. This Board structure provides a diverse perspective on our activities and the needs of our communities. Please view our Annual Report to see a complete outline of our progress over the past year.
Our offices in St. Helens, Oregon