Social Services

Please note is available in select libraries; is available in all libraries; is also available outside the library with your card; and is freely available online.

Benefits.gov

Access federal and state government benefits/assistance programs in one place. Find out eligibility and program information by choosing Benefits in the top menu.

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Columbia Non-Profit Housing

Find housing for low-income seniors and persons with special needs (chronic mental illness).

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Community Housing Resource Center

Find services to first-time homebuyers through counseling, classes, assistance with applications, etc. Also, seek mortgage default and credit counseling, and assistance on reverse mortgage.

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Council for the Homeless

Access an emergency shelter clearinghouse and local and regional resources for people of all ages in Clark County, Washington.

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Homeless Youth Handbook - Washington

Learn about the legal issues and options available to youth, from foster care to domestic violence; parenting to immigration; and more.

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Living Well in Washington

Find resources for food, housing, family care, insurance, veterans, seniors, disabilities, and more compiled by the Washington State Library.

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Use this free resource to either locate a local free or low-cost clinic or identify the right program to get the medicines needed at low or no cost.

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Social Security Handbook

Learn about disability benefits, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income and how to apply for benefits.

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Southwest Washington Crisis Line

Call 1-800-626-8137 for crisis lines in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties. Speak with a professional counselor 24/7.

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USDA Rural Development

Seek out guaranteed and direct home ownership loans for low- and moderate-income rural persons.

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Vancouver Housing Authority

Access a variety of housing and services to address the particular needs of low-income families, seniors, and disabled people.

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Washington Basic Food

Get help making ends meet with monthly benefits to buy food for low-income people.

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Washington Connection

Find social services and benefits ranging from food to transportation, or domestic violence to long-term care, available through the State of Washington--even apply online.

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Washington Homeownership Resource Center

Use this free information and referral service for first-time, low-to-moderate income homebuyers. Follow links to homebuyer educational seminar schedules around the state.

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Welcome to the United States

A comprehensive government site links to essential information, services and resources that are important to new immigrants.

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Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

Find out if you're eligible for this assistance program from the USDA.

Locate a local office and access health assessments, counseling, and supplemental food for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to five years of age. (Available en Español.)

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