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Welcome to Western Community Action!

Western Community Action is now in its new location and also has a new look for the web. Our website is currently under construction but keep checking back for updates! Western Community Action Agency opened its doors on July 29, 1965, two years after Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. Mirroring what was happening at the National and State Levels, WCA became a local testing ground for antipoverty initiatives and started dreaming its own dream of helping people, changing lives, and eliminating poverty in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Jackson and Cottonwood counties in southwest Minnesota.

Some of the first WCA initiatives designed to help people in need were so successful they lasted for many years, grew and became part of the fabric of the community. It is surprising to realize how instrumental WCA was, and still is, to the establishment of life-changing programs we take for granted today.


While the needs of the many communities WCA serves vary from one location to the next, a consistent focus for every community includes meeting the basic needs of providing food and clothing, emergency housing assistance, medical needs, education and mentoring for children, youth, and families, transportation services, and also providing affordable, warm and stable housing.

Our Service Area

Western Community Action, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.  An EOE/AA/ADA Employer


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