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Our Story


Esther Sadlier

Team Leader |Community Outreach Rep.

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Rikki Smick

Website Manager | Editor

Welcome to our Community Resources Website!
In 2017, a task team made up of local, state, and non-profit agencies emerged together to create a place that would inspire and support the community in reducing the poverty
in Cowlitz County.  
We recognized that resources existed but found it was difficult in finding them. In response, we gathered all the resources we could find and added them in one area for easier access. This ended up becoming resource website called, "Taking                  Charge." 

Since then, our efforts have stretched to our neighboring counties: Clark and Wahkiakum. Both have taken the charge and created their own resources guides/website. Our once little website now has grown to the Southwest Washington region. Together we can be the change and stomp out poverty! 

We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that  collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good and          to aid clients in taking charge of their lives.

To be a part of this website, contact us on our feedback page

Past Team Members


Angela Song

Team Leader Assistant |Editor


Nia Mayes

Web Designer | Editor


Hallie Hubbard

Web Designer | Editor


Tyler Munson

Web Designer | Editor

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