Action Inc. exists to help people address practical issues and the stress felt during personal crises. Our ultimate goal is to ensure no one faces hardships alone.
With our support and advocacy, the weight of poverty can be eased. We partner with families and individuals to develop pathways out of poverty. In addition to the wide range of supportive services we provide, we make referrals to our wide network of community partners.
Action Inc. is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Montana in 1965 as the Butte Anti-poverty Council. The agency was born out of the “Community Action” movement taking place in America that focused on the elimination of poverty. The movement ultimately became part of the American policy agenda under President Lyndon Johnson. In his inaugural address to Congress in 1964, President Johnson said,
“this administration today, here and now, declares an unconditional war on poverty in America.”
President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” was officially launched by Congress when members passed the Economic Opportunity Act that held,
“it is therefore the policy of the United States to eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation by opening to everyone, the opportunity for education and training, the opportunity to work, and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity.”
The agency has been working to address poverty issues for over 57 years. We have a commitment to ending poverty by developing innovative, community-based, collaborative solutions.