Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Jessica*, a veteran with severe PTSD, struggled to afford safe housing while waiting for the VA to approve her disability claim. MCCAC used EHA funds and connected her with a caseworker who helped her develop a short-term plan to keep her housed until her benefits came through. Read and share her story.


Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) As a young, unexpectedly single mother, Katie needed more than her current job provided in order to cover the costs of childcare and afford appropriate housing. Salem IHN connected her to the tools and partners she needed to secure a home and safe care for her toddler. Read and share her story.


With little more than the clothes on their backs, Deanna and her son escaped domestic violence but found it much more difficult than expected to find a job and a new home. Even with 20+ years of administrative experience, Maria and her son needed help from her local Community Action Agency to recover and flourish. Read and share her story.



Domestic violence forced a mother and two sons from their home. Despite having family willing to help, Lisa needed additional supports to rebuild her life and care for her boys. Read and share her story.