End of Summer Swap

Garden Home Community Library is hosting a free clothing swap which features clothing of all sizes for women, men, and children. Household items, small appliances & electronics, books, small furniture, and games will also be available. The event will take place at Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7306 SW Oleson Road in Portland on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10am-noon. For more information or to donate items, please contact Heather Waisanen at heatherw@wccls.org. 

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Washington County Veterans Stand Down

The Stand Down is a one day event that helps veterans in our community by providing them with a one-stop connection to key services in our area. Open to veterans experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of becoming homeless, this community led partnership connects veterans with essential services along with a hot meal and supplies. The event takes place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 10am-3pm at the Hillsboro Elks Lodge #1862, located at 21865 NW Quatama Road in Hillsboro. 

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Go Ready! Back to School Fair

The 2017 Go Ready! fair will offer free haircuts, childhood immunizations, clothing, a free hot dog lunch, children's activities, and a resource fair. The event is open to Vancouver Public Schools students and their families, and takes place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 10am-1:30pm at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 East McLoughlin Boulevard in Vancouver. 

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Back 2 School Bash

The Back 2 School Bash will offer free backpacks, school supplies, clothing, haircuts, immunizations, sports physicals, and a social services fair. Open to students entering grades K-12 in the Ridgefield School District, the event will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9am-noon, at View Ridge Middle School, 510 Pioneer Street in Ridgefield. For more information, visit the website

Posted on August 11, 2017 .

Youth and Family Link Back to School Fair

Youth and Family Link has partnered with Red Canoe Credit Union to host the Back to School Fair on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9am-noon at Victoria Freeman Park, 951 Delaware Street in Longview. The agencies will distribute school supplies, toothbrushes, haircut coupons, and offer a community resource fair. 

Posted on August 9, 2017 .

Woodland Back to School Bash

The 2017 Back to School Bash will offer free backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, and sports physicals. Open to Woodland School District students, the event will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 3pm-6pm at Woodland High School, 1500 Dike Access Road in Woodland. For more information, visit Woodland Public Schools' website. 

Posted on August 5, 2017 .

Medicaid Focus Group in Longview

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance is recruiting people who are or have recently been on Medicaid/Washington Apple Health for focus groups to learn about their experiences, expertise about what is working, and what area could be improved related to their health.

Those who currently have Washington Apple Health/Medicaid/Provider One or have had coverage within the last year, and reside in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and/or Wahkiakum counties in Washington state are eligible to attend. Participants will receive a $25 gift card for their time. 

The focus group takes place on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5pm-6pm at the Family Health Center meeting room, 1057 12th Avenue in Longview. Registration is required by calling Justin at 360-539-7576, extension 120, or emailing at wagamanj@crhn.org. 

Posted on August 4, 2017 .

Free Sports Physicals in Vancouver

Vancouver Public Schools is offering free sports physicals throughout the month of August for students entering grades 6-12. Students can walk in at school sites based on the first letter of their last name on the following dates: 

  • August 10, 2017 1pm-4:30pm at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E McLoughlin Boulevard
  • August 17, 2017 1pm-4:30pm at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E 18th Street

Last names starting with A-K can walk in from 1pm-2:30pm, and L-Z 3pm-4:30pm. 

Students unable to walk in can schedule an appointment for August 26, 2017 from noon-3:45pm with the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington by calling 360-313-1044.

If students have a pre-existing medical condition, or if an abnormality is found, they will be referred to their primary care provider before being cleared for a sport. Students must wear loose fitting clothing, and bring the sports physical form found on the Vancouver Public Schools website.  



Posted on August 3, 2017 .

Free Sports Physicals in Stevenson

Skyline Hospital is offering free sports physicals to students of the Stevenson-Carson School District on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 8am-3pm on a walk in basis. Students must fill out the physical form and bring it to the clinic, held at Stevenson High School, 390 NW Gropper Road in Stevenson. For questions, please call 509-493-5119.

Posted on August 2, 2017 .

Excessive Heat Warning & Cooling Centers

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an excessive heat warning from noon on Tuesday until 11pm on Friday. Record high temperatures are expected around 100 Tuesday, heating up to 104-107 on Wednesday and Thursday, and temperatures nearing 100 on Friday. These high temperatures will have impacts on the elderly, people without access to air conditioning, and anyone engaged in prolonged outdoor activities. Local power demand is expected to be at high levels. Further information on extreme heat advisories and how to remain safe can be found at National Weather Service's website.

211info has up to date information on cooling centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington. This information can be found on our Emergency Program website. You can also reach us by dialing 2-1-1 Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm with any additional questions. 

Posted on July 31, 2017 .

Kids Clothing Fair

The Women's Crisis Support Team is hosting a Kids Clothing Fair on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8am-1pm at the American Legion in Grants Pass, 206 NW F Street. Clothing offered will range in size from birth to teen, and price varies by item. Donations can be dropped off at 2166 NW Vine Street, Suite C in Grants Pass. 

Posted on July 28, 2017 .

Jumpstart Backpack Day

Students enrolled in La Center School District can register for a free backpack filled with school supplies through August 2, 2017. Pickups of backpacks will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10am-1pm in the K-8 Cafeteria located at 700 E 4th Street in La Center. Visit the registration form to sign up or email Beth Marshall at beth.marshall@lacenterschools.org for more information. 

Posted on July 26, 2017 .

Clark County Rent Well

Rent Well is a 15-hour class delivered over 6 weeks that covers key information for being a responsible and stable tenant. Participants explore screening barriers they may have and take steps to address those barriers. Adults with poor/no credit, past evictions, no rental history, criminal history, and/or other screening barriers to rental housing and who are low-income, at risk of homelessness, or currently homeless are encouraged to sign up for the class. 

Share, located at 2306 NE Andresen Road in Vancouver, is offering free classes beginning on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1pm-3:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10am-12:30pm
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 5:30pm-8pm

To register, call 360-448-2121

Posted on July 25, 2017 .

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Hosted by the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington, Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free six-week workshop offering information on how to take charge of your life. The next session will take place on Tuesdays, August 1-September 5, 2017 from 2pm-4:30pm, at the PeaceHealth Education Center, 400 Mother Joseph Place in Vancouver. To register, contact Information & Assistance at 360-694-8144. 

Posted on July 19, 2017 .

Compassion Vancouver Heights

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 8am-3pm, Columbia Presbyterian Church, located at 805 Columbia Ridge Drive in Vancouver, will host Compassion Vancouver Heights, a free multi-service event offering basic medical screenings and dental care, eye exams and eyeglasses, chiropractic care, foot care, haircuts, children's activities, and a social services fair. A free lunch will also be served. The event is open to those who are uninsured and/or underinsured. 

Posted on July 19, 2017 .

Free Preschool Openings in Cowlitz County

Lower Columbia College in Longview is offering free Early Head Start, Head Start, and ECEAP programs for eligible children and their families in Cowlitz County. Each program provides information on nutrition, health, education, and family support services. Free pre-school services are available for youth ages 3-5, and services are also available for pregnant women and infants/toddlers up to age 3. For entrance into Head Start/ECEAP, children must be 3 or 4 years old by August 31. For more information, please call 360-442-2800, or visit the Longview Community College Head Start office at 1720 20th Avenue in Longview. 

Posted on July 19, 2017 .

211info Informational Sessions

Lincoln County Community Health Improvement Plan and 211info present Informational Sessions about 211info's services. Learn how to access 211, how to add and update organizational information within 211's database, find out who's using 211, as well as the biggest needs in Lincoln County. 

The sessions will take place on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Newport at 255 SW Coast Highway, Suite 2017 from 9:30am-11am, and in Lincoln City at 3043 NE 28th Street, in the HPEC East Conference Room from 1pm-2:30pm. For questions, please email abienvenida@co.lincoln.or.us. 

Posted on July 19, 2017 .

Openings at Earl Boyles Pre-School

Earl Boyles Pre-School Program is a free, public program located at Earl Boyles Elementary School. Open to children who reside within the school's boundary, those who turn 3 years old by September 1, or children who are 4 years old can apply for entrance into the program. Applications can be picked up at the school office, 10822 SE Bush Street in Portland. If you have questions, please call 503-256-6554.


Posted on July 19, 2017 .

Fire in the Park

Fire in the Park is a free, family-friendly event providing safety education to the community. The event includes first aid instruction, disaster preparedness information, fire prevention information, and free all-sports helmets for youth. The event takes place Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Esther Short Park, 605 Esther Street, in Vancouver. 

Posted on July 12, 2017 .

Car Seat Clinic in Longview

Safe Kids Lower Columbia is hosting a Car Seat Clinic on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 1pm-4pm at the Red Canoe Credit Union, 821 Washington Way, in Longview. Car seats will be checked, replaced, certified, and installed by car seat technicians. A limited number of car seats will be available for a $10 donation. For more information, contact Brandi Ballinger at 360-575-6280 or brandi.ballinger@c2fr.org. 

Posted on July 12, 2017 .