For over 50 years, LEAP has been the community action network providing community and emergency services to Washington County residents. Formerly known as the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, in 2018 we updated our name and brand. Our mission now and always has been to be a resource for the Washington County community. Poverty is a national issue and it impacts people of all ages, how we step in as neighbors, defines our character as a community.
The letters in our name represent the focus of our efforts: Learning, Employment, Assistance, and Partnership. Let’s talk about assistance.
We have coordinated efforts to establish a safety network for Washington County residents in times of crisis. This means that at any time during the year we are positioned to help.
With the help of donors and partner organizations, we maintain an Emergency Food Pantry, available to income-eligible Washington County residents. We place emphasis on the term emergency. A visit to the Food Pantry will provide you with enough food for three days of meals for your household. Residents may use our emergency food pantry once every 30 days. Currently, the pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, by appointment only. Please call 518-746-2391 or email [email protected] for more information, to access the pantry, and gain the support and tools to help you avoid and prevent hunger.
We maintain a fleet of vehicles and dedicated drivers to assist seniors and disabled adults in Washington County with medical and some social transportation. Transportation services may also be available for qualified WashCo residents seeking employment-related transportation. Email [email protected] for more info!
We maintain a coat closet for individuals and families to ensure that they are equipped to manage the cold weather. We also offer emergency assistance related to utilities, mortgages, rent, and even prescription drugs. Our Emergency Services Coordinator is at the ready to provide the support and assistance you need.
LEAP will always be here for Washington County residents. If you or someone you love needs assistance and you don’t know where to start, start with us!