Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy,... Read More
BGCSW actively seeks to enrich the lives of our Club members by ensuring greater access to quality programs. Members explore a variety of interests and needs based programs in five core areas:
•Character and Leadership Development
•Education and Career Development
•Health and Life Skills
•Sports, Fitness and Recreation
On a typical day, Club members have an opportunity to participate in programs in the Games Room, Arts Center, Learning Center, Technology Lab,... Read More
In 1985, the Governor's Task Force on Child Care recommended the creation of community-based child care resource and referral (CCR&R) services in Washington. The first five programs began in 1986. By 1989 there were nine programs which decided to develop a professional association to coordinate statewide efforts. As a result, the Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network (dba, Child Care Aware of Washington) was officially incorporated as a nonprofit agency. The Network now... Read More
We at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) strive to help create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. Our work focuses on the earliest years in children’s homes, child care, school programs and communities. We offer information and resources for children's first and most important teachers—parents—as well as others who care for and teach young children.
Referral to licensed child care facilities
Community Jobs is made possible through a contract with the Washington State Department of Commerce. This WorkFirst program serves parents with dependent children on public assistance. PIC staff work with parents in a four to six-month program to provide job training, job search, work experience and to address challenges such as health and legal issues. Staff work with parents to create a plan for success and an outcome of employment and independence.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Each year, PIC serves... Read More
Compassion Vancouver is a collective of local churches in Vancouver, WA working together to bring health and dental care to our community that does not have access to care. We believe that by working together and using the giftedness of our community and local social services we can make a difference in the practical needs of our citizens who are uninsured, under insured, or unable to obtain medical treatment.
Connect Battle Ground is the connecting entity in Battle Ground. If you are looking for a mentor or want to be one, we are here to help you connect. If you are a mentoring organization looking to connect with other organizations, we are here to help you. If you are interested in serving or being served by someone or some organization in Battle Ground - let us know, we can help you get connected. Please contact us and jump into the collaborative.
We are a HUD-approved housing counseling agency with trained mortgage default prevention counselors. We can help you avoid foreclosure-rescue-scams and set up a plan of action designed just for you and your situation. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.
Credit Counseling, bankruptcy counseling
LCSNW’s Crime Victim’s Service Center provides advocacy, referral, and information services for all residents of Clark, Wahkiakum, or Cowlitz Counties. Our Crime Victim’s services are offered free of charge to all victims of:
Hate and Bias Crimes
Drunk or Drugged... Read More
Friends of the Carpenter is a faith-based Day Shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community.
We are open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday, for any and all who wish to spend time at our Friendship Center. Those who come through our doors are greeted with warm hospitality, offered coffee and perhaps a snack, and then invited to sit around a table with others and help with a woodworking or other various projects. The woodworking provides a tangible activity,... Read More
Educational Opportunities for Children and Families serves the entire family through play-based early learning programs that focus on the whole child, connect families to community resources and provide opportunities for family involvement in our programs. All services are free to those who qualify.
This residential rehabilitation and crisis stabilization programs provides 24-hour supervision aimed at stabilization and preparation for community living for individuals with mental illness as well and co-occurring disorders.
- a safe, structured, and supportive environment
- strengths-based assessment
- individualized recovery planning
- intensive individual and group counseling
- peer support
- medication management
To make a residential referral please call 360-253-6019
Food and clothing are made available at NO CHARGE by our ALL-VOLUNTEER teams for all families and individuals declaring need.
Zip Codes Served: 98662, 98664, 98682, 98684, & 98683 (west of 164th Ave.)
FISH of Vancouver provides emergency, nutritionally-balanced food without charge to anyone declaring their need. FISH is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. FISH of Vancouver serves individuals and families need residing in these zip codes: 98660, 98661. 98663, 98665, 98685 and 98686.
Urgent dental care is provided for free to children and adults who are uninsured. By appointment only. Come into the clinic to fill out an application. There is a waiting list.
Feb. 1-April 15
A free, quality income tax assistance and income tax return preparation service which operates under the umbrella of the AARP Foundation, the charitable arm of AARP. Funding for the Tax-Aide program comes from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the AARP Foundation, and private contributions.
Aimed, in general, at low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. However, as a matter of practice, our Tax-Aide sites provide free income tax... Read More
First-come, first-served, walk-in urgent care for children and adults who are uninsured is offered three mornings and two evenings every week.
Free eye exams for uninsured and low income adults and children. Please call for an appointment.
If you’re a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit underappreciated. That’s why we created Single & Parenting groups—to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement. At a Single & Parenting group, you’ll participate in video seminars that explain how to: Wisely encourage your kids to obey, Help your hurting child, Eliminate debt, Deal with verbal onslaughts, Figure out what your emotions are telling you. Plus,... Read More
PIC serves Veterans and their families by connecting them to services to help veterans come home to community. PIC’s Homeward Bound Program assists homeless veterans find housing and employment. Roots to Road is an innovative partnership at Clark County’s Heritage Farm that teaches veterans small scale farming and related employment. PIC is known for its experience in working with women veterans. No veteran is turned away at PIC where we have a commitment to find a way to connect... Read More
The Housing Hotline is 360-695-9677 and is open Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday: 11am-2pm
Immigrants & Refugees coming to America for a better life benefit as does our community from PIC programs designed to improve immigrant language skills and secure placement in the workforce. Core to this program is the on-site location of Clark College language teachers.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Participants enter the workforce becoming contributing community members sometimes starting their own business and employing others.
Low-income Clark County Seniors work up to 20 hours a week in... Read More
Share’s mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education and compassion through the strength of our community.
Laundry Love exists to care for the families of Vancouver. It does this through offering regular opportunities to help people struggling financially by assisting them with their laundry. Relationships are built, and Laundry Love becomes a small community of common concern in which participants often find that they receive assistance and benefit within other areas of their lives.
Innovative's Early Learning Program and Child Care provides quality education and care for all children, age 4 weeks to 5 years (Pre-K). We serve children who are typically developing as well as those with special needs. Service options include Full and Part Time, Drop-in, and Full Day ECEAP Preschool. The Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a comprehensive preschool program that provides free services and support to eligible children and their families. This program... Read More
Maternity Support Services/Strong Families is a program that emphasizes prevention and works towards health and wellness for families. Families must be eligible for Medicaid or enrolled at a Sea Mar medical center. We provide answers to pregnant and parenting questions and concerns. Our program provides support to families living in poverty and empowers them to make positive choices that will benefit their families.
Our multi-disciplinary team of a nurse, a social worker, a community health... Read More
New Beginnings is a home for young women who are pregnant and need a safe place for themselves and their unborn baby—a place located within the community close to the resources they need to complete their education and find employment. New Beginnings wants to bring the community together to surround these unwed mothers in love so they can become independent, living with purpose and destiny, and able to give their children the best possible life start.
Affordable Dental Care in Vancouver, Washington
We are a non-profit dental clinic that provides high quality, low cost dental services to our patients in Southwest Washington. The fees that our patients pay are reduced based on their income, which helps makes our procedures far more affordable, and our low overhead allows us to give personalized, excellent care to each of our patients in a worry-free environment. Sliding Scales Based on Your Income At New Day Community Dental Clinic we help... Read More
New Heights Clinic is a free clinic that serves people with medical and dental needs who are unable to obtain care because they have no medical or dental insurance and have real difficulty paying for care. Patients are seen by appointment only.
This 12 week prevention class covers Nurturing Parenting topics such as Appropriate Expectations for the child’s age and stage of development, Empathy, Positive Discipline Strategies, Appropriate Family Roles and encouraging the use of Personal Power and Independence in healthy ways. A light supper and childcare are provided. For more information or to register, please contact Kajsa Holmstrom, Kholmstrom@secondstephousing.org 360.936- 7670.
1-888-201-1014 (CLEAR - Client Intake)
NJP is Washington’s publicly funded statewide legal aid program for low income persons and groups in Washington. Through its seventeen offices and CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral), Washington’s centralized intake, advice and referral hotline, NJP provides free legal information, advice, limited assistance, representation, community education, outreach and other community based advocacy.
NJP focuses its limited resources on... Read More
The original program we opened in Southwest Washington and the first crisis intervention shelter of its kind in the Clark County area of Washington State, Oak Bridge serves both state-dependent and non-state involved youth ages 9 to 17 and their families. Accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Oak Bridge provides family reunification and mediation services, social skills training, education and aftercare support. Over 1,800 youth and families have passed through Oak Bridge since it opened... Read More
Northwest Marriage Institute is sponsoring a FREE workshop called Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood. Participants will receive a $40 Fred Meyer Gift Card, plus lunch will be provided free to all attendees.
This workshop covers Healthy Relationships, Responsible Fatherhood, and Parenting with Love & Logic. It is funded by a grant from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to set... Read More
Pregnancy Partners is a program through Clark County Public Health to assist uninsured pregnant women throughout Clark County of all ages obtain health insurance, information, referrals to community partners, including Food and Cash Assistance through DSHS, WIC, Maternity Support Services (MSS), Dental/Vision and Child Care. Funding comes from Kaiser, Southwest Washington Medical, Columbia United Partners and the March of Dimes, Greater Oregon Chapter. Doris Sanders is a Patient Navigator and... Read More
This Program of Assertive Community Treatment is based on multidisciplinary intensive treatment for those with severe and persistent mental illness. It is:
- community, not clinic, based
- a very comprehensive 24/7 program
- designed to help keep the very ill from being institutionalized.
Project Access coordinates donated specialty care services for low-income, uninsured Clark County residents. Project Access at the Free Clinic of Southwest WashingtonProject Access works with physician specialists, clinics, and hospital systems within the community to match donated care with patients who have been referred to the program.
We welcome you to visit us on Sunday mornings. We want you to feel comfortable at Starting Grounds Church, so we’ve outlined what you can expect when you visit. You can also take a look around our building through our image gallery.
One word has always been used to describe Starting Grounds Church – friendly. Our people are committed to hospitality and generosity. When you visit, you will be sure to find people with smiling faces and open arms.
Teach One to Lead One® (T1L1) is a community mentoring program that teaches ethical principals to lead students into a life of purpose and potential. At Teach One to Lead One® our passion is to help train students to be leaders in their schools, families, and community. T1L1 Schools in Clark County: Hudson's Bay High School, Prairie High School, Fort Vancouver High School, Mountain View High School, Sifton Elementary School.
The Refuge is a volunteer housing network for homeless students striving to graduate.
In Southwest Washington at the Vancouver Family Center, Children's Home Society staff provide family support, early learning, and child and family counseling programs to promote the self-sufficiency and well-being of local families. PlayBright Play and Learn Groups focus on working directly with parents to provide children with the school-readiness skills. Parent strengthening classes and programs including Parents as Teachers, Dads for Dads, and Triple P Parent Coaching gives parents the tools... Read More
Vida’s Ark is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Homeless Shelter for teen mothers and their children. We provide safe, supportive living conditions while teaching young mothers life and parenting skills to become self-sufficient, educated, healthy parents themselves. Please peruse our site and if you have any questions contact us anytime! Ctran bus #30 gets you here.
Volunteer Chore Services (VCS) began in 1981 in response to cuts in services for elders by the state legislature. The program currently works with thousands of elders and adults with disabilities statewide. VCS is committed to helping elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own homes through a network of caring community members. The services are provided at no charge and serve as a safety net for those individuals who cannot afford to pay for assistance and do not... Read More
Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.
MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community. We are here to support parents and students. We are here to help our older neighbors. We are here to connect working families with vital resources. We are here to energize volunteers and inspire future generations. Our experienced and dedicated staff partner with... Read More
WorkSource is a joint venture of organizations dedicated to addressing Washington State's employment needs, including:
Employment Security Department
Workforce Development Councils
Community and Technical Colleges
Department of Social and Health Services
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
Superintendent of Public Instruction
We aspire to make a positive impact in our community by providing high-quality preschool education to children and families from homeless, transitioning, or low-income circumstances through our Y’s Care Children’s Program. Children 2½ to 5 years old are welcome in our program that provides a safe environment and year-round open enrollment for up to 20 participants.
Professional staff and highly trained community volunteers initiate over 2,900 face-to-face contacts with vulnerable youth on the streets each month building trust, providing information, referral and crisis intervention services. Call 360-213-5947 or 360-314-5716
YouthFirst is a youth employment program in partnership with Vancouver Public Schools, Evergreen Public Schools, LaCenter School District, Ridgefield School District, and Battle Ground Public Schools that provides students an opportunity to earn part-time wages while also receiving credit toward graduation. While in YouthFirst, students receive career matched mentoring, the confidence to succeed and a sense of “service above self.”
YouthFirst is a community response in support of our... Read More
1, 2, 3 Grow and Learn Group is a drop in program with no registration required for families with children birth - 5 years old . This is a parent-child group that helps children learn, socialize, and grow. Join us for school readiness activities and snacks!
For more information call 360-952-3378
ESD 112 Child Care & Family Services aims to serve families of the community through FREE school-readiness programs including, Early Head Start, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Child Care Aware, and 1,2,3, Grow & Learn.
Early Head Start offers comprehensive child and family development services for income-qualifying pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers ages birth- three years old. Our program is a home-based service with weekly home visits by a qualified Family Support Specialist along with parent-child play groups twice per month.
Services address physical health, mental health, social-emotional, cognitive, & language development of each child along with individualized family development... Read More
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) includes preschool education, health services coordination, and family support services. Children are accepted into ECEAP based on their age, family income, and other developmental or environmental risk factor. ECEAP is free for eligible families call 360-952-3470 for more information.
All Crestline families are welcome to visit the Family & Community Resource Center and access the many resources available on-site:
*Help navigating the system to access community resources
*Information & referrals to community agencies
*Food & clothing assistance
*Parenting information & support
*Computer, printer & phone access
*Early childhood education programs
*At-home learning ideas
*Parent lending library
*Family events &... Read More
4Results facilitates meaningful relationships between caring adults and young people, empowering them with hope and encouragement to recognize their value and purpose in life. It is a nationally recognized, award winning mentoring program that serves local children who have the greatest needs. 4Results serves youth ages 7 to 18 with emotional/behavioral disabilities who are receiving mental health services, have a parent in prison, are in foster care or who are enrolled at the Clark County... Read More
Adult-Out Patient (AOP) offers a team-based approach to provide individual, group therapy and case management services to individuals living with symptoms of mental illness. The AOP team consists of case managers, mental health professionals, psychiatric providers, vocational and housing specialists, and peer support specialists who work with clients to achieve desired goals by teaching the skills necessary to regain stability in their lives and promote recovery. AOP offers on-going education... Read More
Our mission is to provide opportunities to people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability or special needs in an environment which preserves personal dignity, and in a manner which maintains the public trust.
Affordable Community Environments (ACE) is a nonprofit organization serving Southwest Washington. We have affordable rental housing communities throughout Clark County stretching from western Vancouver to eastern Washougal. ACE offers sustainable and affordable housing communities in Southwest Washington that provide residents with stability, support and opportunities for growth.
Twice a year, Cascade Park Baptist Church hosts a free oil change day for single moms in the Clark county area. Call 360-892-6044 for dates of the event.
The Clark County Asset Building Coalition seeks to promote and create opportunities for families and individuals to access asset building resources so that they have the ability to succeed financially.
- Increase the effectiveness of the Clark County Asset Building Coalition
- Increase access to the Earned Income Tax Credit
- Increase partnerships with banking and financial institutions so that under banked and unbanked individuals can access a bank account.
- Create a network of... Read More
Clearview Employment Services is committed to serving people with barriers to employment and employers seeking reliable workers by helping all its potential workers build hope as well as job skills, [re]discover personal strengths as well as job interests and, [re]develop faith in their own abilities. Services through Clearview include: career counseling, vocationally related case management, support, job coaching, vocational assessment, and/or job development.
Clearview helped over 125... Read More
Job Connection is a free job search and referral program designed to help people find a job outside Goodwill that fits each person's needs and abilities.
Employment Specialists will work individually with clients to identify work skills, experience, and interests in order to provide job leads in the community based on individual strengths. Specialists will create a plan with the client's vocational goals in mind and work hard to help locate employment within 30 days, if possible.