Links to Resources

Clark County is fortunate to have many organizations providing a variety of services and information to help end homelessness and make like better for people who are currently homeless. agencies and organizations, with the hope that the power of information will be used to help end homelessness.

Additional resources are listed in our Clark County Resource Guide.

Local Programs

211Info – Locate health and human service providers online, or by dialing “2-1-1”.

First the Basics – Food & transportation resources in the Vancouver area

Friends of the Carpenter – Creating a caring community through friendship

Human Services Council – Access to information on community services

Network of Care – Behavioral health and community services resource

Open House Ministries – Shelter treatment facility for homeless families

Salvation Army – Wide variety of programs and services

Second Step Housing – Safe, affordable housing for women and families

Share, Inc. – Serving the homeless and hungry in Clark County

Transitions – A program of Innovative Services NW, serving youth currently or formerly in foster care explore opportunities and make plan for success.

Vancouver Housing Authority – Information on housing assistance, etc.

Winter Hospitality Overflow – Emergency shelter program in the winter months

YWCA of Clark County – Serving women, children and families in Clark County

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Regional Programs

Affordable housing blog – Alternative housing and affordable housing solutions – Affordable rental housing in Washington State

Building Changes – Addressing the economic and social conditions that adversely affect people’s housing, health, and job opportunities

Fair Housing Council of Oregon – Promoting equal access to housing in Oregon

Heroes for the Homeless – Helping men, women and children forced to live outdoors in the Seattle metropolitan area

Housing Connections – Affordable, accessible, special needs rental housing, including subsidized housing, Section 8, and private market housing

Statewide Poverty Action Network – Addressing causes of poverty

Street Roots – Nonprofit grassroots newspaper assisting people in poverty

Tenants Union of Washington State – Tenants’ rights, organization and information

Washington State Legislature – Contact your State representatives

Washington State Dept. of Social & Health services – Info on DSHS services

Washington State Coalition for the Homeless – Statewide advocacy group

National Programs

Community Action Partnership – Fighting poverty at the local level

Housing & Urban Development – The Cabinet agency that oversees housing

Mortgage Info for the Disabled – Home buying resources, info and tips

National Alliance to End Homelessness – Mobilizing advocates and providers

National Center on Family Homelessness – Research and advocacy to keep families stably housed.

National Coalition for the Homeless – Advocacy and organizational support

National Housing Conference – Portal to many housing resource sites

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty – Homeless legal advocates

National Low Income Housing Coalition – Detailed info on housing, stats, etc.

Shelter Listings – Shelters, transitional housing, rehab programs, etc. nationwide

Universal Living Wage – Wage and fair market rent statistics and info

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Homeless/Youth/Education Issues

Covenant House – 24-hour toll-free crisis counseling for youth; 1-800-999-9999

Food Research and Action Center – Kids/Youth school lunch/free meal info

Janus Youth Programs – Community service provider for youth and families

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth – Resources

National Center for Homeless Education – The education needs of homeless kids

National Network for Youth – Building strong communities

National Network to End Domestic Violence – Information and advocacy

National Student Campaign – Awareness and action group for students

Parent Help – Find out about benefits you and your kids may qualify for

Stand Up for Kids – Helping homeless and “street” kids

Transitions – A program of Innovative Services NW, serving youth currently or formerly in foster care explore opportunities and make plan for success.
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