SKCAC Industries and Employment Services


Established in 1967, SKCAC was organized as a non-profit corporation with the goal of helping people with disabilities become full members of society, through work training programs leading to jobs.

In the 80’s they focused on training and employment for packaging and assembly and grounds maintenance work.

In the 90’s they expanded to provide increased employment support opportunities in the community and since 2000 provide training and work opportunities, job placement and on-going supports for individuals to seek successful jobs in community businesses.

Over the years SKCAC has changed and grown in how it delivers on its mission to meet the needs of adults with disabilities, providing a chance to be a part of a productive workforce, increase independence, reduce dependence on outside support and be active participants in their communities.


Catholic Community Services of Western Washington


Catholic Community Services is “the largest local provider of assistance to poor and vulnerable people in the state of WA” (from their website). CCS sponsors the HOME program in Kent to shelter homeless men, runs Katherine House, also in Kent as well as Rita’s House in Auburn, both of which provide transitional housing for homeless women who are in recovery from addiction. CCS can help clients with pregnancy and parenting support, foster care, child and family mental health, senior chore services, and other help.


Communities in Schools of Kent


Communities In Schools of Kent was originally started in 1991 as the Kent Community Council for At-Risk Children and Youth. From its inception, the organization has acted as a forum to bring together a variety of service providers, school district and local government personnel to work on behalf of the birth through 19 population in the Kent School District.