Community Resource Guide

Next can connect you with a ton of community supports and resources throughout Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, including the organizations below! Fill out an application to get connected with us, or reach out to us at clark@nextsuccess.org (Clark County) or cw@nextsuccess.org (Cowlitz/Wahkiakum counties) to learn more.

Baby Blues Connection - Help for pregnant and postpartum moms and dads with depression, anxiety, and stress. Hosts a variety of support groups multiple times per week. (Virtual only during COVID) LGBT+ friendly. Free of charge | 800.557.8375 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Family-Community Resource Centers - The goal of Family-Community Resource Centers is to help all children succeed, and we do that by removing barriers and connecting families with available community resources. Assisting with student homework help, school supplies, health and dental care, clothing, food, emergency housing, job assistance, early childhood education, assistance with GED prep and more | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Child Care Aware of Washington’s Family Center - Nonprofit statewide child care resource and referral program for Washington State | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Educational Service District 112 - Child Care Resource and Referral line | 360.952.3466 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Bridgeview Resource Center - Bridgeview Resource Center is a place where over 25 local organizations and agencies partner together to offer classes and events to help you with education, health and wellness, and employment to get ahead | Clark

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) - EOCF is committed to providing high-quality early childhood education though preschool, childcare and family services at no cost to eligible families across Clark County, Woodland and Long Beach | Clark
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Services - Promote an optimal level of health and well-being for American Indians and Alaska Natives by utilizing traditional, modern and culturally sensitive medical and social service practices | 360.575.8275 | Cowlitz County

Catholic Community Services - Provide housing and community-based wrap around services to stabilize children and families in crisis within 90-day period. CCS/CHS serves people in need, regardless of religious affiliation, race or economic status | Clark/Skamania: 360.567.2211 | Cowlitz/Wahkiakum: 360.577.2200 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

SHARE Vancouver - Provides wrap around services, including shelters for individuals and families who experience homelessness, a Hot Meals program that provides free meals to the public, Individual Development Accounts savings program to buy a home, car or pursue education, and Lincoln Place, a 30-unit permanent supportive housing apartment complex | Clark County

Council for the Homeless - If you are struggling to remain in your home, sleeping in your car or outside, or need rental assistance, call the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline | 360.695.9677 | Clark County

Vancouver Lions Club - Provides eyeglasses, hearing aids and medical assistance to persons with sight or hearing disabilities | Clark County
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 24/7 Crisis line for suicide prevention. Website includes an online chat and specialized resources | 1.800.273.8255 "Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing" For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1.800.273.8255 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Clark County Crisis Line - 24/7 Hotline providing phone triaged for crisis calls from children and adults. Professional counselors answer the call | 800.626.8137 | Clark County

Cowlitz County Crisis Line - Crisis Response Services provides an integrated response system 24/7.When direct intervention is necessary, our trained crisis staff responds to the site of the crisis, stabilizing and supporting the person until the crisis is resolved or an appropriate referral is made. No matter what time of day or night you call, you will have access to a master’s level mental health professional equipped to help you through your difficulties |  800.803.8833 | Hearing Impaired Line: 800.610.6868 | Cowlitz County

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. Visit the website to access Live Chat, Connect on WhatsApp and FB Messenger | Text HOME to 741741 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Lutheran Community Services NW - Crime Victim Advocacy Program - 24/7 Crime victims advocacy for victims of child abuse, assault and other crimes | 888.425.1176 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Trauma Intervention Program - TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support and resources to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. TIP Volunteers are available 24/7, 365 days a year | 503.940.7997 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. When you call, you’ll speak to a trans/nonbinary peer operator. Full anonymity & confidentiality. Microgrants provide trans and nonbinary people with low-barrier funds and support to correct names and/or gender markers on identifying legal documents, access trans health care, and necessities for our trans siblings behind bars. No nonconsensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement) | 877.565.8860 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

The Trevor Project - National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25. Text, Instant Messaging also available | 866.488.7386 | Text "START" to 678-678 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

YWCA Sexual Assault Program - Provides 24-hour legal, medical, and emotional support to victims of sexual assault and their families. We also offer advocacy, support groups, counseling, community outreach, and education opportunities | 360.695.0501 | 800.695.0167 | Clark

RAINN - RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. Live Chat available on website | 800.656.4673 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum
Adult Protective Services - Adult protective services for suspected abuse of elderly or disadvantaged adults | 877.734.6277 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 24/7 Every contact to The Hotline is personal. Some people who reach out to us identify as survivors of abuse, some as concerned friends or family members, some as abusive partners seeking to change themselves | 1.800.799.7233 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

StrongHearts Native Helpline - 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy | 1.844.762.8483 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline - A partnership with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), advocates are available 24/7 via TTY and live chat to help people affected by domestic violence who are Deaf or hard of hearing | Video phone: 855.812.1001 | Text "START" to 88788 | Email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Safe Choice Domestic Violence Program (YWCA) - 24/7 hotline available for education about domestic violence, emotional support, safety planning and referals to community resources | Local: 360.695.0501 (Accepts collect calls) | Toll-free: 800.695.0167 | Clark County

Teen Dating Violence Hotline - A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect offers 24/7 information, support and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. We also provide support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors and other service providers through the same free and confidential services via phone, text and live chat | 1.866.331.9474 | Text LOVEIS to 22522 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum
Washington State School District Homeless Student LiaisonsList of contacts for providing education to homeless youth. Improving educational outcomes for homeless students through increased identification services, in-school supports and housing stability | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

FAFSA - Federal Student Aid - resource to apply for educational financial aid and student loans | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Building Industry Association of Clark County - Building Futures Foundation - The Building Futures Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that supports individuals pursuing careers in the building industry through scholarships and tool grants | Clark

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - Scholarships - Every year, scholarship funds supported by donors enable hundreds of students to pursue their educational goals. See website for eligibility details | Clark/Cowlitz

STEPS - Student Training and Education in Public Service - A continuously updated and varied list of academic grants and scholarships for those in LGBTQ+ community. Each entry lists when to apply, how to apply and eligibility requirements | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum
American Workforce Group, Inc. - Positively impacting people and our community by placing motivated, qualifying individuals at great places to work | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

NW Staffing Resources - Gain access to rewarding direct placement, contract and temporary-to-hire job opportunities with the area’s top employers | Clark/Cowlitz

Employers Overload - Employers Overload is a full-service staffing agency that specializes in connecting job seekers with employers in a variety of industries | Clark/Cowlitz

Ascend Staffing - Partners with employees, clients and the community to create opportunities for growth and mutual success | Cowlitz County

Partners in Careers - Programs provide employment readiness services to low-income to families in Clark County through job training, work experience and individualized assistance  | Clark County

Building Industry Association of Clark County - Building Futures Foundation - The Building Futures Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that supports individuals pursuing careers in the building industry through scholarships and tool grants | Clark County

Goodwill - Job Connections - Hiring events, job leads, resume assistance, interview tips and practice | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Bridgeview Resource Center - Bridgeview Resource Center is a place where over 25 local organizations and agencies partner together to offer classes and events to help you with education, health and wellness, and employment to get ahead | Clark County

FISH of Cowlitz County - Food distribution service. Fish is also able to provide other emergency services such as covering up to $300 in prescriptions, vision exams and glasses, shoes, clothing or test fees to start a new job and more | Clark County
SHARE Vancouver - Provides wrap around services, including shelters for individuals and families who experience homelessness, a Hot Meals program that provides free meals to the public, Individual Development Accounts savings program to buy a home, car or pursue education, and Lincoln Place, a 30-unit permanent supportive housing apartment complex | Clark County

FAFSA - Federal Student Aid - resource to apply for educational financial aid and student loans | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Building Industry Association of Clark County - Building Futures Foundation - The Building Futures Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that supports individuals pursuing careers in the building industry through scholarships and tool grants | Clark County

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - Scholarships - Every year, scholarship funds supported by our donors enable hundreds of students to pursue their educational goals. See website for eligibility details | Clark/Cowlitz

Bridgeview Resource Center - Bridgeview Resource Center is a place where over 25 local organizations and agencies partner together to offer classes and events to help you with education, health and wellness, and employment to get ahead | Clark County
SHARE Vancouver - Provides wrap around services, including shelters for individuals and families who experience homelessness, a Hot Meals program that provides free meals to the public, Individual Development Accounts savings program to buy a home, car or pursue education, and Lincoln Place, a 30-unit permanent supportive housing apartment complex | Clark County

Clark County Food Bank - Free food distribution services, including delivery for qualifying individuals. Pantry finder feature for locating a food distribution site | Clark County

North County Food Bank - Free food distribution services, including delivery for qualifying individuals. Pantry finder feature for locating a food distribution site. North County Food Bank also offers essential life skills courses and referral services | Clark County

FISH of Cowlitz County - Food distribution service. Fish is also able to provide other emergency services such as covering up to $300 in prescriptions, vision exams and glasses, and more | Clark County
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington - If you live in Clark County and do not have insurance, the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington can help with your basic health needs | Clark County

Clark County Public Health - Clark County Public health website is a database of health services in the county and information on COVID-19 | Clark County

Washington Apple Health - Free or low cost Health Insurance | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Vancouver Lions Club - Eyeglasses, hearing aids and medical assistance to persons with sight or hearing disabilities | Clark County

Washington State Department of Health - Website has a list of resources and instructions for a range of health emergencies | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Center of Disease Control - National resource for most current information and guidelines on diseases such as COVID-19 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Planned Parenthood - Provider of sexual and reproductive health care. Also offers gender affirming hormone care for patients 18 years and older | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Legacy Health - Legacy Health offers complete services for transition-related, primary and specialty care in an affirming and welcoming environment | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Bridgeview Resource Center - Bridgeview Resource Center is a place where over 25 local organizations and agencies partner together to offer classes and events to help you with education, health and wellness, and employment to get ahead | Clark County

FISH of Cowlitz County - Food distribution service. Fish is also able to provide other emergency services such as covering up to $300 in prescriptions, vision exams and glasses, and more | Clark County
LGBT National Help Center - ​​Free and confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. Moderated youth chatrooms, National Hotline and location based LGBT resource database | National Hotline: 888.843.4564 | ​800.246.7743 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. When you call, you’ll speak to a trans/nonbinary peer operator. Full anonymity & confidentiality. Microgrants provide trans and nonbinary people with low-barrier funds and support to correct names and/or gender markers on identifying legal documents, access trans health care, and necessities for our trans siblings behind bars. No nonconsensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement) | 877.565.8860 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

The Trevor Project - National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25. Text, Instant Messaging also available | 866.488.7386 | Text "START" to 678-678 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Queer Youth Resource Center | The Queer Youth Resource Center (QYRC) is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the mission of serving lesbian, gay, bi, pan, trans, nonbinary, intersex, asexual/aromantic, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth ages 12-24 and their allies in Vancouver and the greater Southwest Washington area | Clark

Planned Parenthood - Offers gender affirming hormone care for patients 18 years and older at all of our health centers. You don’t need to participate in therapy or provide information from a mental health provider to receive hormone therapy | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Legacy Health - Legacy Health offers complete services for transition-related, primary and specialty care in an affirming and welcoming environment | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

OHSU - Provides support, information and advocacy. Help arranging service, free classes and events about gender-affirming surgery, fertility and reproduction options. Services for children and teens | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

STEPS - Student Training and Education in Public Service - A continuously updated and varied list of academic grants and scholarships for those in LGBTQ+ community. Each entry lists when to apply, how to apply and eligibility requirements | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - National grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness. Provides online support groups covering a range of topics. Offers courses for family on informed care with loved ones suffering from mental illness and Recovery based courses for those healing from mental illness | 360.695.2823 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

The Warmline (CVAB) - 4pm - 12am M-F. When you call the Warm Line you are talking to a peer. Peers have their own lived experience with mental health conditions and/or substance use and strive to provide you with support, understanding, and a listening ear | 360.903.2853 | Clark County

The Wellness Program - Free mental health clinic serving non-insured adults in Clark County. All of our clients’ incomes fall below the federal poverty level. Services – Individual counseling, medication consultation, and assistance in applying for benefits. Accessible Counselors – Graduate student counselors are available Monday-Friday. In-Person Assistance – On-site specialists who can help individuals apply for insurance benefits | 360.546.1722 | Clark County

YWCA Sexual Assault Program - Provides 24-hour legal, medical, and emotional support to victims of sexual assault and their families. We also offer advocacy, support groups, counseling, community outreach, and education opportunities | 360.695.0501 | 800.695.0167 | Clark

RAINN - RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. Live Chat available on website | 800.656.4673 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

The Trevor Project - National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25. Text, Instant Messaging also available | 866.488.7386 | Text "START" to 678-678 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

LGBT National Help Center - ​​Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. Moderated youth chatrooms, National Hotline and location based LGBT resource database | National Hotline: 888.843.4564 | LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800.246.7743 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Washington Apple Health - Free or Low Cost Health Insurance | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Hope Bereavement Services - Hope Bereavement Services, a program of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, provides emotional support and information for healing as you grieve | Clark County

The Children's Center - To serve children, youth and families through comprehensive community-based mental health services | Clark County

Columbia River Mental Health Services - Offers a broad range of mental health services and a sliding scale | Clark/Cowlitz

Bridgeview Resource Center - Bridgeview Resource Center is a place where over 25 local organizations and agencies partner together to offer classes and events to help you with education, health and wellness, and employment to get ahead | Clark County
Consumer Voices Are Born (CVAB) - ​​FCVAB is a peer-run organization with a Self-Help Recovery Center as well as a mental health clubhouse model program (Val Odgen Center). Available to all Clark County residents regardless of insurance status or medical eligibility | 360.397.8050 | Clark

Baby Blues Connection - Help for pregnant and postpartum moms and dads with depression, anxiety, and stress. Hosts a variety of support groups multiple times per week. (Virtual only during COVID) LGBT+ friendly. Free of charge | 800.557.8375 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

YWCA Sexual Assault Program - Provides 24-hour legal, medical, and emotional support to victims of sexual assault and their families. We also offer advocacy, support groups, counseling, community outreach, and education opportunities | 360.695.0501 | 800.695.0167 | Clark

RAINN - RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. Live Chat available on website | 800.656.4673 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum
Catholic Community Services - Provide housing and community-based wrap around services to stabilize children and families in crisis within 90-day period. CCS/CHS serves people in need, regardless of religious affiliation, race or economic status | Clark/Skamania: 360.567.2211 | Cowlitz/Wahkiakum: 360.577.2200 | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Janus Youth Programs - Provide a range of programs for individuals ages 9-25 to help provide shelter and wrap around services to homeless or at risk youth and young adults | Toll Free: 1.888.979.4357  | 360.891.2634 | Clark County

Council for the Homeless - If you are struggling to remain in your home, sleeping in your car or outside, or need rental assistance, call the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline | 360.695.9677 | Clark County

Washington State School District Homeless Student LiaisonsList of contacts for providing education to homeless youth. Improving educational outcomes for homeless students through increased identification services, in-school supports and housing stability | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

SHARE Vancouver - Provides wrap around services, including shelters for individuals and families who experience homelessness, a Hot Meals program that provides free meals to the public, Individual Development Accounts savings program to buy a home, car or pursue education, and Lincoln Place, a 30-unit permanent supportive housing apartment complex | Clark County

Lower Columbia Community Action Program - Various housing and rental assistance programs for qualifying individuals | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

Vancouver Housing Authority - Provide affordable housing options and services for young adults aging out of the foster care system | Clark
Community in Motion - Employment Transportation - For people in Clark County who have low income, including seniors and people with disabilities. Trips to employment sites, job training, job searches, job interviews, childcare, and other work-related activities. Also offers Bike to Work Program which offers eligible individuals a bike and bike accessories | 360.735.5736 | Clark County

Community in Motion - Non-Emergency Medical Transportation - Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services are available for: Clients in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties, Individuals covered by Washington State Medicaid (Apple Health). Typical services can include: Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Urgent Medial Care, Dental, Dialysis, Specialty Medical Care | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

River City Transit - Public transit for Kelso and Longview, Washington. Free Youth Buss Pass for ages 6-18 | Cowlitz County
Council for the Homeless - If you are struggling to remain in your home, sleeping in your car or outside, or need rental assistance, call the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline | 360.695.9677 | Clark County

Clark Public Utilities District - Energy Assistance Programs available to qualifying individuals. Further information can be found on their website | Clark County

City of Vancouver (water/sewer) | Clark County

Clark Regional Wastewater District | Clark County

NW Natural (Gas Utilities) - Gas utilities provider, payment assistance available, more information for qualifying individuals on website | Clark/Cowlitz/Wahkiakum