Learn more about the WFTC or Working Family Tax Credit.

Join us for the 5th annual Breakfast Fundraiser for Monarch Children's Justice and Advocacy! Tickets available now!

Working Family
Tax Credit

Learn more about the WFTC or Working Family Tax Credit.

We've partnered with Washington State to help you file your application, or learn more about the WFTC or Working Family Tax Credit.

Monarch Expansion
Monarch Expansion

Request for Bids – Monarch Expansion. Bid Packet within.

We're proud to be expanding our facilities for our Monarch Children's Justice & Advocacy Center. We are taking requests for bids. Bid packets available via the button below.

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.

Park Gathering
Community engagement

See how CAC partners with other organizations for the betterment of our community.

The Community Action Council actively partners with 70 organizations, both private and public, to expand resources and opportunities in order to achieve family and community outcomes. Organizations include nonprofits, faith-based organizations, local governments, and private corporations.

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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 home, and we now also provide assistance with water bills. Please CLICK HERE to book an appointment online!


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.

Jester is here to tell us more about the Working Family Tax Credit. Want to learn more? Call us at 1-800-878-5235 and ask for the WFTC team!

Save the date for our 5th annual Rise and Shine breakfast to celebrate and support the work of Monarch Children’s Advocacy Center.

May ...23rd 7:30am-9am

Interested in being an event sponsor contact

CACLMT staff are available to assist with the Working Families Tax Credit application process. This includes assistance with ITIN. For more ...information call 1-800-360-438-1100 or visit

Para ayuda en español por favor llame al 1-800-878-5235.

The Community Action of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties administers the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program ...specifically addresses water customers who live in Lewis, Mason or Thurston counties, whose income is at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines who need assistance paying their bill. LIHWAP is designed to assist customers with a grant of up to $2,500 to bring their accounts to a zero balance. For more information call our offices 360-736-1800 (Lewis), 360-426-9726 (Mason), or 360-438-1100 (Thurston).

Community Action Council de los Condados de Lewis, Mason y Thurston administra el Programa de Asistencia de Agua para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos ...(LIHWAP). Este programa se dirige específicamente a los clientes de agua que viven en los condados de Lewis, Mason o Thurston, cuyos ingresos son iguales o inferiores al 150 % de las pautas federales de pobreza y que necesitan ayuda para pagar su factura. LIHWAP está diseñado para ayudar a los clientes con una ayuda de hasta $2,500 en asistencia para llevar tu balance a cero. Para ayuda en español por favor llame al 360-736-1800 (Lewis), 360-426-9726 (Mason), or 360-438-1100 (Thurston).


Monarch Breakfast
By Ian Bishop / February 27, 2023

Monarch Breakfast

Monarch Expansion
By Ian Bishop / February 27, 2023

Monarch Expansion

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
Click the icon for more details about the Monarch Capital Campaign and how you can support the expansion of Monarch.

Contact Us

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

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