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For more than 50 years, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties has served our community, educated the public, and transformed systems. Learn more and take action.

ALERT: The Community Action Resource Center is open to the public.

Community Action continues to offer critical supports including processing applications and distributing Energy Assistance during this time, but due to damage to our building located in the Midway Neighborhood some offices and tenant suites will continue to be closed to walk-in traffic until repairs have been completed.

If you are attempting to seek services from one of our building tenants please contact them directly or go to their website for further information.  

All people entering the building will be expected to follow generally accepted safety protocols to minimize COVID-19 public health risks including wearing face coverings/masks, practicing safe social distancing of 6 feet or more, and staying home if experiencing symptoms.

While we continue to work to minimize risk we remind everyone to remain vigilant about washing their hands after touching all public surfaces.


Our public statement concerning the death of George Floyd:

Additional Resources

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Energy Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • Low-Income People Registered to Vote


  • Volunteer Hours


Working Together: The Community Action Blog

Before polls even opened for the 2020 Minnesota Primary yesterday, the number of absentee ballots received had already exceeded the total number of votes cast (in-person, absentee, etc.) during the 2016 Minnesota Primary by more than 200,000 . . .

A study just published by The Commonwealth Fund reports that, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have suffered significantly higher mental health consequences and economic stress than residents of other “high income” western nations . . .

The new unemployment numbers, coupled with the July 31 expiration of the additional $600 unemployment benefit (first established by the CARES Act), means that millions of American households continue to suffer needlessly as the House and Senate negotiate the terms of a new stimulus relief package.

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