In these challenging times, it’s hard to know where to turn for assistance. Below are some resources to help.
Job Search + Training Support
We are available to assist individuals seeking job search and training assistance.
- Winnie, a national website focused on helping parents find daycare, preschool, and more. Resources in Washington
- Contact Child Care Aware of Washington’s Family Center at 1.800.446.1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help searching for child care. Child Care Aware is a nonprofit statewide child care resource and referral program for Washington State.
- Educational Service District 112 Child Care Resource and Referral line 360.952.3466
- If you are in need immediate childcare, WeeCare is opening up its full directory across the nation and 24/7 service to find, locate and place you immediately at a home daycare for backup care. To learn more visit https://weecare.co/daycare-near-me or call 310.929.9579.
Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Communities
- Clark County Latino Youth Conference
- Fourth Plain Forward
- Latino Community Resource Group
- Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens
- Business Resources – Columbia River Economic Development Council
- Clark PUD
- NW Natural
- City of Vancouver (water/sewer)
- Clark Regional Wastewater District
- Waste Connections
- Cowlitz PUD
- Search for internet service providers
Schools + Education
- School Districts
- Kahn Academy has free tools for remote learning, daily schedules, online streaming, guides for parents and more
- Scholastic free “Learn at Home” website
Health + Health Care
- World Health Organization – When and how to use masks (videos and infographics)
- WA State Health Care Authority Options for COVID-19 testing and treatment of the uninsured
- COVID-19 testing resources:
- Free at-home COVID-19 tests – Federal program – Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.
- Free at-home COVID-19 tests – Washington state program – Free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits to residents of eligible communities, Washington households are eligible to order 8-10 tests as of March 2, 2022
- Free or low-cost healthcare coverage Washington Apple Health
- Washington State Department of Health
(Note: State hotline available 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily at 800.525.0127)
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- Washington State Corona Virus Response including resources for businesses and individuals and multilingual resources
- Clark County Public Health
- Mental Health Resources
- Resources for Immigrants (some in other languages)
- COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory – The Washington State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) has provided a COVID-19 health resource directory translated into 41 different languages. Click here to view the directory.
Mental Health + Grief Support
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the Southwest WA crisis line at 800.626.8137
- Stepping Stones
- Columbia River Mental Health Services
- The Children’s Center
- Catholic Community Services
- Family Solutions
- Al-Anon Family Group Electronic Meetings
- Clark County
- Legal resource for tenants
- Tenants seeking information about their rights should contact the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program: (360) 334-4007 or NW Justice Project’s CLEAR program at nwjustice.org/get-legal-help or (888) 201-1014 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Youth under 24 may contact the Legal Counsel for Youth and Children, (260) 494-0323 ext. 715.
- Legal resource for tenants
- Cowlitz County
- Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) 2.0 – The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, though the Department of Commerce, provided funds for the Eviction Rent Assistance Program 2.0 (ERAP). Funds can pay past due, current due and future rent/utilities – utility assistance can only be provided when there is past due or partially paid rent.