Our mission is to connect partners and community resources to promote opportunities for people with limited incomes to become more resilient and prosperous.
We envision a Thurston County wherein all individuals and families are able to live, work, meet basic needs, and prosper.
The Thurston Asset Building Coalition is a network of social service providers, healthcare agencies, financial institutions, community and economic developers, educators, workforce developers, faith communities, businesses, government agencies, coalitions, and individuals. We are a coordinator and mobilizer of partners who serve people with limited incomes.
We define asset building as the strategies and supports that broaden and stabilize an individual or family’s resources – whether it be income, savings, housing, healthcare, education, or food – so that they may lead healthy, productive, and satisfying lives.
We share information about news, events, and resources in the community for people with limited incomes. We host quarterly Shared Learnings where we inform providers, businesses, and community leaders about available resources and opportunities. When service providers and community leaders are well-informed and connected they can better help people with limited incomes gain access to supports that will help them to become more stable and prosperous.
We connect partners at our network meetings and other events. We bring coalition members together to discuss gaps in our current services and network and to collaborate together on solutions. We believe that building relationships and making connections is critical to creating the conditions for improved coordination and collaboration.
We support partnerships and collaborations that emerge from our network. Thurston Asset Building Coalition can serve as the convener, facilitator, grant writer, and coordinator for partnerships and collaborations. We help new partnerships get started and we coordinate collaborative efforts. Over the years our support to collaborations has included coordinated advocacy efforts, joint grant applications, one-time training or event support, integrating services into existing programs, and long-term program management.