Clallam County assistance programs
Olympic Community Action Program - This is the local Port Angeles and Clallam County Washington Community Action Agency. They offer the low income and other needy individuals a wide variety of assistance programs, advice, and possible access to grants and financial aid. Both short term aid is available, and at the same time they offer programs to help people over the long term.
Help finding a job - Several programs can help people find and/or maintain employment. The programs and services offered include Working Image, which helps women. They offer transportation to people who need it to get to an interview. Various other job readiness and job retention programs are also offered. getting a job is one of the best solutions to long term self-sufficiency.
Low income energy bill assistance - This federal government program can help low-income and other needy individuals and families with paying for heating costs and bills when funding is available. The program is currently funded through Dept. of Health & Human Services, and it is administered by the State of Washington Community, Trade, and Economic Development. Energy bill assistance is available to defray the cost of a household’s primary heat source and bills, including: heating oil, electricity, propane, firewood, utilities, pellets, or kerosene.
Other programs - Receive access to other assistance programs including senior nutrition, home improvement, free food, oral health services, and other aid. A counselor can also advice clients on government programs, both those offered by the federal government as well as state of Washington programs.
Call the Olympic Community Action Program at 360-452-4726
Pro-Bono Lawyers, which is located in Port Angeles Washington and can be called at 360-417-0818, is an organization that is made up of volunteer attorneys, lawyers, and other legal professionals. They may be able to provide free legal advice on such issues as consumer debts, foreclosures, landlord evictions, housing issues, and more. Learn more on Washington free legal advice.
Salvation Army is always a great place to go to for help. They can always provide advice, support, and counseling. The local Port Angeles Salvation Army may also have, from time to time, limited financial assistance for expenses such as rent and heating bills. In addition they can almost always refer the needy to local charities, non-profits, and state of Washington government assistance programs. Call 360-452-7679
Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics (VIMO) Clinic - This is a community clinic that can provide health and medical care to the low income and people with no health insurance or limited insurance. Volunteer doctors, nurses, and medical professionals offer numerous services. The clinic can provide primary medical, mental health care, and referrals to health care programs. Longer term patients may also qualify for prescription medications and case management. Dial (360) 457-4431
Clallam Catholic Charities offers the low income and working poor a number of resources. While cash assistance is not as common, if funding allows the organization may be able to help with rent, energy bills, food, or essential medications. Dining rooms and pantries can provide groceries or hot meals. Or get referrals to other government and financial support.
Case managers will help by providing employment services, career counseling, and work with the unemployed on finding a job in the Port Angeles Washington region. Register for classes and workshops for financial management and transitional plans, which can include housing and self-sufficiency. Click here for more details on Catholic Charity programs.