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Community Action Council

Emergency Services - We provide a vital community lifeline to prevent homelessness and help people keep up with their utilities. Our services include rental assistance, emergency shelter, and energy and utility assistance.

Weatherization - Keeping your home maintained and energy-efficient can improve your quality life and help you save money in the long run. We can help! Our services include weatherization through broken glass replacement and insulation installation, home improvement programs such as new roofs or electrical systems, and fee-based assessment services.

Food Programs - We work hard to fight hunger in our community through our food bank services. We also take a holistic approach to nutrition education through gardening, produce gleaning, and hands on classes.

Support Services for Veterans Families - Supportive Services for Veteran Families prevents homelessness by helping qualifying Veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need in order to successfully transition to or maintain permanent housing. Through the SSVF program, Okanogan County Community Action Support Specialists provide guidance and coordination to Veterans and their families, helping them make informed decisions, understand their options and gain access to VA benefits. Temporary financial assistance payments may also be available to help with expenses such as rent, utility fees, security deposits, moving costs, transportation and child care.


Room One

Client Advocates and Referral Specialists - Client advocates help individuals and families meet their own needs, access and navigate health and social services, and become advocates within their own communities. Room One’s staff is uniquely familiar with the network of Okanogan County social services; they are extensively trained in health and human service resources, food access and housing opportunities, domestic violence prevention and response, and suicide intervention.

Lookout Coalition - When facing a new diagnosis of cancer or dementia, many people do not know how to access services and need help navigating health care systems. The Lookout Coalition is available to help families and individuals navigate difficult medical decisions with the help of of highly trained volunteers, including retired physicians, social workers, counsellors, nurse practitioners, hospice-trained community members, and yoga and meditation specialists.

In-Person Health Insurance Assisters - Room One has two certified In-Person Assisters available to guide individuals and families through the Health Benefit Exchange enrollment process. The Assisters are guided by Room One’s commitment to promote health equity through access to affordable, comprehensive health care for the most vulnerable populations in our community.


As a Department we are tied together by a single mission: to transform lives. Each administration within DSHS has a refined focus on this mission. Individually we have the following missions:

Aging and Long-term Support Administration – to transform lives by promoting choice, independence and safety through innovative services.

Behavioral Health Administration – to transform lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence and wellness.

Children’s Administration – to transform lives by protecting children and promoting healthier families through strong practice and strong partnerships with the community and tribes.

Developmental Disabilities Administration – to transform lives by creating partnerships that empower people.

Economic Services Administration – to transform lives by empowering individuals and families to thrive.

Rehabilitation Administration –to transform lives by creating pathways for self-sufficiency through meaningful partnerships, employment, new opportunities and effective rehabilitation.

Financial Services Administration – to transform lives by promoting sound management of Department resources.

Services and Enterprise Support Administration – to transform lives by helping those who serve succeed.

Aging & Adult Care

Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington (AACCW) is one of thirteen Area Agencies on Aging in Washington State on contract with Aging and Disability Administration, a division of DSHS. AACCW provides both direct and contracted services to seniors and vulnerable adults with disabilities. Services are provided to enhance the quality of an individual’s life and to allow individuals the opportunity to live in the least restrictive environment possible. AACCW, Public Service Area #8 (PSA #8), serves Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties.

WA Department of Veterans Affairs

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service.

Our Central Office is located in Olympia and includes a Veterans Service Center as well as administrative support for all agency programs.

WDVA offers long-term care in our four State Veteran Homes (the Washington Soldiers Home, the Washington Veterans Home, the Spokane Veterans Home, and the Walla Walla Veterans Home) for honorably discharged veterans, and in some cases, their spouses.

The Veterans Services and Behavioral Health Divisions provide claims assistance as well as counseling services for veterans and their family members.  And our State Veterans Cemetery honors veterans in their final resting place.

Social Security Administration

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history.

We are passionate about supporting our customers by delivering financial support, providing superior customer service, and ensuring the safety and security of your information — helping you secure today and tomorrow.

Apartment Finder

aptfinder.org is a non-profit website formed to connect low income households with affordable apartment communities throughout Washington State. Listings are voluntarily advertised on our site by owners and managers of rental apartments for low-income households whose annual income is below 80% of area median income.

The properties listed on aptfinder.org include both subsidized and non-subsidized apartment rentals offering income and rent restrictions designed to help low-income families, individuals, seniors, and persons with disabilities find affordable housing.

Our goal at aptfinder.org is to help you locate an affordable property that meets your needs by listing a variety of low-income, government-funded programs offered in Washington State including: HUD Project-Based Subsidized Programs, (Section 8, PRAC, 202, 811 etc), HUD Tenant-Based Housing Choice Voucher Program, (Section 8 voucher program through local Housing Authorities), USDA Rural Housing and Rental Assistance Program, Washington State Housing Tax Credit and Bond Programs, Other Low-Income Housing Programs

Community Action Council

Aging & Adult Care

WA Department of Veterans Affairs

Social Security Administration

Apartment Finder