Open House
Open house & Meet our new CEO

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CAC cordially invites you to our Open House Event! Come see the Monarch Expansion and meet Justin DeFour, our new CEO.


We're excited to announce Justin DeFour as our new CEO!

We are excited to announce the appointment of Justin DeFour as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties.

Energy Assistance
Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance.

Phone lines are expected to be very busy. Click below for more information or to schedule an appointment online.

Board Letter
letter from Interim CEO

A letter from our board chair dr.sarahlloyd on the recent leadership transitions.

It is with great excitement that we share a letter from our CFO and interim CEO, Sarah Miranda. Let's make 2024 incredible!

Monarch Expansion

Everything about the Monarch Expansion Project.

We're proud to have broken-ground on July 20th for the expanding our Monarch Children's Justice & Advocacy Center facilities! Follow this space for updates!

Woman and Child

Learn how Monarch works to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse.

We work to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse by providing a coordinated, multidisciplinary response to victims of child abuse and their families. This response includes prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment. This includes community partners who are experts in those areas. In conjunction with our partner agencies, Monarch provided a wide range of services at no cost to 839 child victims and their families last year.

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What We Do

At the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties, we are dedicated to addressing the systemic issues of poverty and promoting health and well-being. Since 1966, we have been focused on empowering individuals and families, and our mission remains to find innovative, community-based solutions that strengthen our communities and lessen the impacts of poverty.

Our Programs



We work to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse by providing a coordinated, multidisciplinary response to victims of child abuse and their families; supporting the work of child advocacy centers in Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties.



We focus on meeting the housing needs of low-income households to keep people safe and housed; providing assistance via Foundational Community Supports, Housing and Essential Needs, and Affordable Housing.

Energy Assistance


We strive to lessen the financial impact of colder months, using Energy Assistance to help everyone have a warmer, more comfortable home.

Click HERE to book your appointment.


We make homes more energy efficient, comfortable, and safe by installing insulation and air sealing measures. We also address health and safety concerns like indoor air quality and fire hazards.

Happy Pride Month! 🌈 This June, let's come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and honor the fight for equality, inclusion, and justice.

Pride began as a protest against discrimination and oppression, sparked by the Stonewall riots in 1969. Today, it's a time to reflect... on how far we've come, while recommitting ourselves to the ongoing work for LGBTQ+ rights and liberation worldwide.

Last week, our Housing team came together to make over 70 burritos to take to a local community outreach event! 🌯 The team worked hard to prepare the fillings, wrap the burritos, and pack them up for distribution. This was a great opportunity to support our neighbors in need and provide warm ...meals. We're proud of the Housing team's effort and dedication to making a positive impact in our community.

Check out the photos from last week's National Energy & Affordability Coalition's conference! Our Energy leadership team had a great time connecting with peers and national leaders. The team had the honor of meeting David Bradley with National Community Action Foundation! @ncafdc ...#CommunityAction

Join us on June 18th from 4-6 PM for an open house to meet the new CEO of the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason, & Thurston Counties, Justin DeFour, and tour the newly expanded Monarch Children's Justice & Advocacy Center / Providence Abuse Intervention Center!

...Refreshments will be served, and this is a family-friendly event, so bring the whole gang.

RSVP is encouraged but not required. Visit

We look forward to seeing you there!

The #CommunityAction Network envisions a nation that creates
opportunities for ALL people to thrive. Therefore, today and every
day, CACLMT stands committed to ending violence and
discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and communities. #IDAHOTB

1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences #mentalillness. Learn
more about #MentalHealth at It could help save a life.


What People Say
Morgan Mortensen
We thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have our home made healthy and efficient. This program is excellent and I hope the funding will continue so it will help other low income families like us.
-Weatherization Family
Housing 210823
Thank you so much for everything. You inspire me and I really hope you are appreciated by others for the good you do, the good I see in you, and the example you set is to be admired. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to work with you. Thank you again.
Housing Family
Housing 210920
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for your help and work on this. It means so much for my family, I can't even tell you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
Housing Family
Housing 210830
Thank you so much for representing me, for all of your hard work and dedication. I am forever grateful to each and everyone of you for being there for me in my time of need, I will never forget your help and kind gesture of assistance.
Housing Family
Energy 1
Everyone is always super helpful and nice!
Energy Family
Energy 2
Everyone treats me with respect and are patient to help me understand questions. Always courteous people to help me.
Energy Family
Energy 3
I am truly grateful for this program. Without it we would not be able to pay our bill due to my disability and limited income.
Energy Family
Ernst Liza
Thank you all so much! You don’t just help people fix their energy problems you give them hope and renew their faith. God bless you all, and thank you for your hard-work and kindness.
Weatherization Family
Sam Adams
We want to thank all of you who worked so hard in making our home more energy efficient. We can feel the difference in the heating and ventilation. Our house stays more evenly warm and cool now. Thank goodness for people like you who do that for people that can’t afford to do these things for their home. Thank you for all the education on saving energy! God Bless all of you and thank you for the Weatherization Program. Keep up the good work.
-Weatherization Family
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Contact Us

Multiple Locations are Available
Voice: (360) 438-1100
Fax: (360) 491-7729
Toll Free: (800) 878-5235

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