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".
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.
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 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.