Free Community Document Shred Event

Clark County Green Neighbors and Whole Foods are hosting a free shredding event on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10am-2pm in the Whole Foods Parking Lot, 815 SE 160th Avenue in Vancouver. The general rule is anything with the following information should be shredded: account numbers, birth dates, maiden names, passwords and PINs, signatures, and social security numbers. Please do not bring receipts, junk mail, magazines & catalogs, office paper, flyers/brochures, or coupons. There is a limit of 2 bankers boxes per person. For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 360-397-2121, ext. 4352.

Posted on September 20, 2017 .

Non-Elderly/Disabled Housing Choice Vouchers

Beginning at 10am Monday, September 18, 2017, Housing Opportunities of SW Washington (HOSWWA) will offer pre-applications to low-income individuals and families who qualify for special funding vouchers known as NED, or Non-Elderly, Disabled. 

To be eligible, the household must meet the following requirements: 

  • Must be between 1 and 4 persons that qualify for zero (studio), one (1), or two (2) bedrooms by HOSWWA's administrative policy
  • Head of household or spouse must be disabled at admission to the program
  • Head of household or spouse must be less than 62 years of age at admission to the program
  • Maximum family gross income cannot exceed 50 percent of area median income
  • Applicants must reside in Cowlitz, Pacific, Lewis, or Wahkiakum counties

Pre-applications will only be accepted for the NED Housing Choice Voucher program. Pre-applications are available at 801 11th Avenue in Longview, and on the HOSWWA website beginning at 10am Monday, September 18, 2017, and must be submitted no later than 4:30pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017. For more information, visit the website or call 360-423-0140.

Posted on September 14, 2017 .

Wahkiakum County Community Survey

Wahkiakum Community Network is seeking respondents who are 18 years and older, and live and/or work in Wahkiakum County to complete the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative survey, available online in English and Spanish. The survey asks about your views on youth substance use within the community, is anonymous, and completely voluntary. The survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete. 

Esta encuesta es voluntaria. Eso significa que usted puede negarse a contestar cualguier pregunta o detener la encuesta en cualguier momento. La encuesta le hace preguntas acerca de sus opiniones sobre el uso de sustancias de los jovenes en la comunidad. Esta encuesta le llevara unos 10-20 minutos. 

Questions about the survey can be directed to Ginger Hake at 360-795-8630, ext. 236. To complete the survey, visit the online link for English or Spanish

Posted on September 13, 2017 .

Clark County Public Safety Day

Public Safety Day, an annual event hosted by the Clark County Sheriff's Department and Clark County Fire Marshall, is taking place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from noon-4pm. Enjoy fun for the whole family including food, health screenings, low-cost bicycle helmets and free fittings, educational demonstrations and emergency vehicle displays, kids activities, and community exhibits. The event will be held at the Public Safety Complex, 505 NW 179th Street in Ridgefield, Washington. 

Posted on September 13, 2017 .

Celebrate National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month which spreads the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Two events will take place on Monday, September 4, 2017.

From 10am-noon, hear from a program of speakers, followed by the joining of hands along the I-5 bridge from Washington to Oregon, in a powerful celebration of the unity and strength of recovery. Event goers can meet at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion, 909 N Hayden Island Drive in Portland, or at Esther Short Park, 301 W 8th Street in Vancouver. 

From noon until sundown, the Oregon and Washington chapters of Oxford Houses will host OxFest, a day-long sober music festival with food, fun, and games for the whole family at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. 

For more information, visit Hands Across the BridgeOxFest, or Recovery Month

Posted on August 30, 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, September 5, 2017 10am-12:30pm
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 5:30pm-8pm

To register, call 360-448-2121. 

Posted on August 24, 2017 .

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 .