We are driven by the philosophy of self-reliance for both the organization and the people we serve. Self-reliance for the organization includes not only being as efficient and effective as possible with our funds, but in changing the balance of State and Federal tax dollars with their restrictive requirements that prohibit exactly those activities and accountabilities that would ensure permanent self-reliance for the clients. It means creating a better combination of tax dollars generated by community citizens, local unrestricted funds from donors, and income-producing projects.
We will, and we should, continue to make good use of the tax dollars that citizens are assessed by the State and Federal government that return to the County in the form of various tax-funded programs (most of our core programs), rather than allowing our local tax dollars to be disbursed throughout the State because we have failed to use them in programs in our own area. Those State and Federal tax-return dollars, however, rather than focus on programs that would provide the skills and accountabilities to help people move forward, simply maintain people in a crisis 'status-quo.'
HopeSource is a private, non-profit organization that has provided a wide range of human services in Kittitas County since 1966. Our HopeSource Service Area
HopeSource serves residents of Kittitas County, Washington, from the crest of Snoqualmie Pass at Hyak east to Vantage, and north from Liberty south to Thrall, an area of 2,297 square miles.
HopeSource's transportation contracts currently cover the I-90 corridor from Cle Elum to Ellensburg including service to Kittitas.
Click for transportaion information service area stretches from the east side of Snoqualmie Pass to the Columbia River.
HopeSource was created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to address the needs of low-wealth households and has provided emergency and sustained support to thousands of families in the Upper and Lower Kittitas County since that time. There is a Community Action Agency in every county in Washington State and in most counties nationwide.
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Ellensburg, WA 98926
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110 Pennsylvania Ave
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Monday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm*
Wednesday & Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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*Closed 4th Tuesday of every month