Local organizations, resources and community support are key to a healthier community. Here are a few organizations that support good health in Clark County. For the most up-to-date information on local resources, please contact Southwest Washington 2-1-1.
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Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Protects and safeguards the community by upholding and enforcing the law, enhancing public safety through sound correctional practices, and serving the public through effective civil process.
Community Mediation Services
A dispute resolution center serving residents, organizations, schools, and businesses county-wide.
Vancouver Triple Point
Triple Point is for LGBT and questioning youth ages 11-18 and exists to empower LGBTQ+ youth and allies by providing education, safety, support and acceptance.
YWCA Clark County (sexual assault, safechoice programs)
In addition to operating the only domestic violence shelter serving Clark County, SafeChoice offers a wide array of services to respond to the immediate needs of victim-survivors in our community.
Educational Opportunities for Children and Families
Provides comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in Southwest Washington.
Washington State University – Vancouver
WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.
Boys and Girls Club
Seeks to provide a positive environment, quality programs and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances.
Clark College Pathways Center
Provides support services that aid in the retention, completion and transition of transitional studies students by providing computer access, technology assistance, and connections to college and community partners so that students can achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.
Clearview Employment (CRHM)
Offers career counseling, vocationally related case management, support, job coaching, vocational assessment, and/or job development.
Partners in Careers
Helps help families become economically self-sufficient through job training, coordination of support services and job placement.
Community Voices are Born
Offers peer support-people with lived experience and in recovery-to support people who are vulnerable or in crisis, or wanting to experience healing, recovery and wellness.
WA Association of Community and Migrant Health
Works to strengthen and advocate for Washington’s Community Health Centers as they build healthcare access, innovation and value.
Workforce Southwest Washington
Oversees the workforce system for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. The organization invests in getting people working in Southwest Washington.
A statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington.
Northwest Justice Project
Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program with a vision of justice for all low-income people in Washington.
Vancouver Women’s Foundation
The Foundation helps women who have immediate and acute needs that are preventing them from attaining self-sufficiency and living lives of dignity.
Camas Friends Church – Food Pantry
The food pantry is open to all and access is available during office hours.
A nonprofit organization with volunteers assisting with three weekly servings and advocacy for its homeless neighbors.
SixEight Food Pantry
Distributes supplementary groceries and operates a food pantry for community members in zip codes 98665, 98663, 98685 and 98686.
Provides food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion for those in need.
Lewis River Mobile Food Bank
Works to feed the hungry people of North Clark County, Washington. The food bank relies on volunteers and the donations of the community.
FISH of Vancouver
Provides emergency nutritionally balanced food without charge, to anyone declaring their need.
Clark County Food Bank
A regional food bank that distributes 6.6 million pounds of food and 5.5 million meals a year. We partner with more than 40 local sites to serve the food insecure in our community.
Clark County Adventist Community Services (CCACS)
Assists Clark County residents in need of food, clothing and household items.
Clark County Public Health
Protects the community’s health by preventing disease and responding to health threats.
Clark County Public Health Syringe Exchange
A one to one exchange for clean needles and offers supplies to people who use injection drugs to help reduce the spread of disease in the community.
Columbia River Mental Health Services
CRMHS is a private non-profit 501(c)-3 community mental health center serving Clark County area residents.
Columbia Treatment Services
Columbia Treatment Services has been helping people in Washington State with alcohol, drug or related problems since 1999.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Offers free substance use disorder treatment to all Native Americans and Alaska Natives. They also provide treatment to non-native individuals with a billable resource, including Washington State Medicaid, cash payment, and most commercial insurances.
Department of Social & Health Service
Nearly one out of every four Washington citizens turns to the Department of Social and Health Services’ Economic Services Administration for assistance with cash, food, child support, child care, disability determination, transition to employment, and other services.
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Founded in 1990 to address the health care needs of uninsured and under-served residents of Southwest Washington.
Innovative Services Northwest
Provides various services such as pediatric therapy, early learning and child care and employment services for children, families, and adults with disabilities or other challenges.
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
The largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Options 360 Pregnancy Clinic
Counselling and services for women experiencing pregnancy symptoms. Does not provide prenatal care, infertility evaluation and treatment, abortions or referrals, or birth control.
One Community Health
Offers a range of services that include medical, dental and behavioral health (mental health and substance use) as well as education and outreach programs.
Planned Parenthood Vancouver
A provider affordable health care and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers – Housing Justice Project
Provides access to justice for low income individuals by facilitating civil legal services through volunteer attorneys.
Clark Public Utilities
Programs are available if you’re struggling to pay your whole utility bill on time.
Community Housing Resource Center
Helps families establish financial self-sufficiency through quality education and counseling in order for them to obtain housing stability, homeownership and financial security.
Council for the Homeless
A non-profit organization that provides community leadership, compelling advocacy and practical solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Clark County.
Part of the Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs without discrimination.
Open House Ministries
A faith-based community organization helping homeless families by providing shelter and intervention.
Mom’s Place Maternity
A nonprofit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to empower homeless women and their children to live independent and successful lives.
Friends of the Carpenter
A nonprofit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of the community.
Food with Friends
Serves community members living outside through outreach and advocacy.
Fair Housing Center of Washington
The organization’s mission is to assure equal access to housing and other related services to the residents of Washington.
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner. Habitat houses are sold to families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans.
DSHS Housing and Essential Needs
Provides access to essential needs items and potential rental assistance for low-income individuals who are unable to work for at least 90 days due to a physical and/or mental incapacity and are ineligible for Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) cash assistance.
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority (MCHA), Columbia Gorge Housing Authority (CGHA) and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) work together to promote affordable housing throughout the Gorge.
Inter-Faith Treasure House
A non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing food, clothing, and emergency assistance to children and their families who are in crisis in the Camas/Washougal area.
St. Vincent de Paul
Provides food, clothing, shelter and other forms of assistance to people in need in various locations.
Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP)
Housing Services are WGAP’s most comprehensive program. Housing, case management, budgeting, and life skills are some of the services offered to those in need of Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Rental Assistance.
Vancouver Housing Authority
Provides opportunities to people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability or special needs.
Washington Law Help
Provides resources and education for finding assistance and information about defending your rights.
Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities
Works in partnership with service providers to provide a comprehensive, accessible, coordinated system of home and community-based services for seniors, family caregivers, adults living with a disability and their families.
Clark County Veterans Assistance Center
Has a mission to provide a welcoming and safe environment with the goal of assisting Veterans and their families in obtaining benefits, services and resources to meet their basic needs.
VA Northwest Health Network
Offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans.
DSHS Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Various offices include long-term care services, adult protective services, residential care services, office of the deaf and hard of hearing, management services division.
La Center United
A substance abuse prevention coalition serving the La Center School District community.
A substance abuse prevention coalition serving Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties
Washougal Community Coalition
A substance abuse prevention coalition serving the Washougal School District community.
West Van for Youth
A substance abuse prevention coalition serving the West Vancouver community.
Catholic Community Services – Volunteer Transportation
Provides low-income elders and disabled adults with the transportation they need to be able to get to their medical appointments, the grocery store, and to other essential errands. In some areas, CCS also provides rides to individuals referred by Medicaid.
Human Services Council
Provides non-emergency transportation assistance in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties for those services covered by Medicaid.
C-VAN is C-TRAN’s paratransit, reservation-based service for those with disabilities that prevent them from boarding or riding C-TRAN’s accessible regular bus service.
Janus Youth Programs
Offers community-based programs in Oregon and Washington aimed at building healthy children, healthy youth and healthy families.
Mid-Columbia Children’s Council / Head Start
The Head Start program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social, emotional and cognitive development of children ages 3-5.