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 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 

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 

Posted on July 12, 2017 .

Free Legal Clinic in Clark County

On-site attorneys will provide free general consultations in the following areas of law: auto accidents, personal injury, public benefits, worker's rights/wage claims, family law, immigration, criminal law, and property/landlord-tenant law. 

Hosted by the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington and the Clark County Volunteer Lawyer's Program, this one day clinic will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9am-2pm in Scarpelli Hall at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. Call 360-695-5313 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome on a first come, first-served basis. 

Posted on July 11, 2017 .

Cowlitz County Abilities Expo

The Abilities Expo will feature the latest assistive technology to help those with impaired vision, hearing, mobility or other issues. The Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP) staff will discuss and demonstrate their latest assistive technology, and the Elections Department will share accessible voter information. 

The Expo will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 10am-3pm at the McClelland Center, 951 Delaware Street in Longview. RSVP to the event by phone or email, 360-577-3005 or 

Posted on July 11, 2017 .

Police Activities League Summer Camps

The Police Activities League (PAL) in Vancouver is a community organization focused on making a positive impact on the lives of at-risk youth in the community. PAL offers summer camps varying in theme and focus. Three are geared towards sports, two are geared towards science, and one provides an opportunity to learn about crime scene investigation and forensics.

Camps run weekly:
-July 10-14, 2017
-July 18-20, 2017
-July 24-28, 2017
-August 1-3, 2017

The camps are open to youth entering 1st-8th grades, $10 per week, and scholarships are available. Visit the PAL website for more information -

Posted on July 7, 2017 .

Veteran Stand Down in Klamath Falls

The Klamath and Lake Counties’ Stand Down will be Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, from 8am-2pm at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center in Klamath Falls. There will be sleepover opportunities available on Friday.

The event features camaraderie for participants, as well as a veterans remembrance ceremony; meals; clothing; haircuts; entertainment; community resources; DID Issue; V.A. benefits counseling; Social Security information; spiritual counseling; SNAP referrals; housing; employment referrals and information; eye exams and glasses; legal assistance and Homeless Courtroom; hearing needs; substance abuse intervention, counseling and referrals; dental services; V.A. triage medical; and V.A. mental health counseling and referrals.

Posted on June 14, 2017 .

Free dental clinic on Saturday in Portland

Timber Dental at 3500 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, will offer a free dental clinic from 8am-1p, Saturday, June 17. The event includes free extractions, cleanings and large fillings for people who can’t afford dental care. People in serious dental need will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Posted on June 14, 2017 .

Family Connect Fair in Brookings

Families with children of all ages are invited to the Family Connect Fair from 10:30am-1pm June 14 at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. The free event will begin in the large meeting room with a story time for small children. There will be a free lunch and information on local services for families and children. Activities will include:

  • Arts and crafts

  • Free books

  • An outdoor petting farm

  • Raffle prizes

Posted on June 13, 2017 .

Kids' Dash Carnival in Grants Pass

The community is invited to attend the Kids’ Dash and related events, which will include free jump
house, obstacle course, face painting, healthy snacks and kids' zumba. The event will begin with $10 registration for the Kids’ Dash at 8am and free events from 9am-12:30pm June 10 at Grants Pass High School. For more information or to register for the Kids’ Dash, go to or call 541-474-2775.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Dental Care for Veterans on June 24

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile provides free urgent dental care to veterans. Services may include fillings, extractions and denture repair, and referrals to other dental resources are provided. Appointments are required; call 844-277-3646. For more information, go to

Free care will be available June 24 at:

·         801 NE Parkway Drive, Vancouver, WA

·         740 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview, WA

·         9997 SE 982nd Ave., Happy Valley, OR

·         8660 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR

·         2235 NW Town Center Drive, Beaverton, OR

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Free Clinic in Oregon City

The Fifth Annual Compassion OC Free Health Clinic will be from 8am-3pmJune 3 at the Oregon City Church of the Nazarene, 716 Taylor St., Oregon City.

The event will includes dental, vision, podiatrist, diabetic foot care, chiropractic, pregnancy clinic and consultations on family health, OB/GYN and diabetic education. Services are free, and no IDs are required. Lunch will be provided for low-income families.

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Public Invited to Healthy Penguin Walkabout

Free health assessments and children’s activities are part of Clark College’s Healthy Penguin Walkabout on June 3 at the community college, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Registration for the Walkabout will be in the Gaiser Student Center from 9:30-noon, with the walkabout going from 10am-2pm. 

Each walkabout station will have a children’s activity, health assessment and learning opportunity focusing on the effects of sugar. Assessments will include blood glucose levels, body fat percentage, balance testing, diabetes risk, blood pressure, pulse, and sleep quality.

The event is hosted by the Clark College Business and Health Science Unit and the Office of Diversity and Equity. For more information, contact Brenda Walstead to 360-992-2938 or

Posted on May 18, 2017 .