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  • Look Around, Look Within: Your surroundings say a lot about your mental health
    Take a moment to consider your surroundings. Do you feel safe? Do you have access to health care and food? Does your home support you, both physically and mentally? May is Mental Health Month, and a good time to challenge yourself to look at your world and how different factors […]
  • 600 People Without Housing: The 2023 Point-In-Time Count
    Each year in January, Okanogan County agencies come together to participate in the Point-In-Time (PIT) Count to get a general census of the number of people in our community experiencing homelessness.  Supported by dozens of social service agencies, their staff, and volunteers, this year’s count tallied around 600 people living […]
  • More Food Needed for More People in Need
    By Rena Shawver, Executive Director, Okanogan County Community Action Council (OCCAC) It’s hard to imagine food shortages in a community like ours which is surrounded by agriculture.  But food scarcity is real in Okanogan County.   The number of county residents relying on food assistance grew from 8,000 in 2020 […]
  • Community Action- Supporting Your Community
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