Empowering Individuals,
Enriching Our Community

Supporting the Tri-Cities through diverse programs, including employment support,
specialized job training, life skills development, and social enrichment.

Together, we can create a more inclusive community.

Columbia Ability Alliance, formerly Columbia Industries, has been a beacon of hope for over six decades, empowering individuals with unique abilities and other barriers to achieve personal success. Our story is one of evolution, perseverance, and a deep commitment to unlocking potential and transforming lives.

Thanks to our dedicated staff and support from our partners and donors, we continue to advocate for a more inclusive Tri-Cities, Washington.

Employment Services

We believe in finding meaningful employment for ALL abilities.

Community Center

We provide a welcoming, engaging center for individuals with unique abilities to discover social enrichment.

Opportunity Kitchen

We offer a 12-week vocational food service training program for individuals facing employment barriers.

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Welcome to Columbia Ability Alliance!

Columbia Ability Alliance, formerly known as Columbia Industries, has deep roots in the Tri-Cities. Our journey began in 1963 as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Benton and Franklin Counties. Our purpose was clear: to promote the general welfare of individuals with cerebral palsy and various handicaps. 

Over six decades later, our commitment to this mission remains unwavering, though our vision has expanded extensively. We believe in breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for personal success for not only individuals with disabilities but also those who face unique barriers in life. We provide services to individuals experiencing housing instability, men and women reentering society after incarceration, veterans looking to reenter the workforce, those battling addiction, and women escaping domestic violence situations, plus many more. Our new brand reflects our dedication to empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential and enriching our community as a whole.

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Whether it’s job training, community resources or recreational respite care, our services help empower you to achieve success. Click to learn more.

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Help create a more inclusive community by hiring someone with unique abilities. Learn more about tapping into this underutilized workforce.

Our Impact in 2023

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Meet Kelly! 🌟 In this special Client Spotlight, Kelly shares his exciting summer plans and some of his favorite things about our Community Center. Watch the full episode on our YouTube channel for more heartwarming stories and community highlights! 

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"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin

Today, we honor Juneteenth, a day that marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight for equality and justice. Here at Columbia Ability Alliance, we are committed to facing the challenges of our time and working towards a more inclusive and equitable society for all. 💙
😂 Blooper Alert! 😂 

We had a blast filming this month’s episode of Beyond Barriers Broadcast, and wanted to share some behind-the-scenes giggles to goofs with you. Don’t forget to watch the full episode for more inspiring stories and updates! 

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🎥 Exciting News! Join us for our latest Beyond Barriers Broadcast episode featuring Tri-Cities Edge Cheer & Athletics, where they discuss their experience as an Employer Partner with Columbia Ability Alliance. PLUS, meet Kelly, our incredible client, as he shares his summer plans! All that and more! Tune in! 💫 

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