Helping People. Changing Lives.

In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act, creating Community Action Agencies across the United States to fight a "War on Poverty".

The following year, a group of residents from Skamania and Klickitat Counties formed a committee for the purpose of developing a 'Community Action Agency'. Serving both counties since 1966, Washington Gorge Action Programs is that agency. WGAP is a multipurpose human service organization dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities address basic human needs.

WGAP helps people of all ages and from all walks of life. Most of the programs we operate are for low to moderate income households as measured by Federal income guidelines. Some of our clients need assistance one time to get over a rough spot, others may need ongoing help to reach their goals of self-sufficiency and independence.

WGAP is committed to being a   Trauma-Informed organization.  We recognize many individuals have experienced and been affected by personal trauma sometime during their lives. This includes all the people we serve, our staff and those we conduct business with.  We believe trusting   relationships are part of the positive healing process that helps develop healthy resiliency; and we strive to adhere to these principles of trauma informed care:  Safety, Personal Choice, Non-violent resolution, Hope, Respect, Transparency, and Equity.



WGAP is a member of the
National Community Action Partnership,
a network of over 1000 Community Action Agencies across American committed to eliminating poverty and improving communities.

United Way
A WGAP Funding Partner