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”.
www.211Info.org

First the Basics – Food & transportation resources in the Vancouver area
www.firstthebasics.com

Friends of the Carpenter – Creating a caring community through friendship
www.friendsofthecarpenter.org

Human Services Council – Access to information on community services
www.hsc-wa.org/

Network of Care – Behavioral health and community services resource
clark.wa.networkofcare.org

Open House Ministries – Shelter treatment facility for homeless families
www.sheltered.org

Salvation Army – Wide variety of programs and services
www.salvationarmyvancouver.org

Second Step Housing – Safe, affordable housing for women and families
www.SecondStepHousing.org

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

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

Vancouver Housing Authority – Information on housing assistance, etc.
www.vhausa.com

Winter Hospitality Overflow – Emergency shelter program in the winter months
www.whoprogram.org

YWCA of Clark County – Serving women, children and families in Clark County
www.ywcaclarkcounty.org

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Regional Programs

Affordable housing blog – Alternative housing and affordable housing solutions
blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/affordablehousing

Aptfinder.org – Affordable rental housing in Washington State
www.aptfinder.org

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

Fair Housing Council of Oregon – Promoting equal access to housing in Oregon
www.fhco.org

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

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

Statewide Poverty Action Network – Addressing causes of poverty
www.povertyaction.org

Street Roots – Nonprofit grassroots newspaper assisting people in poverty
www.streetroots.org

Tenants Union of Washington State – Tenants’ rights, organization and information
www.tenantsunion.org

Washington State Legislature – Contact your State representatives
www1.leg.wa.gov/legislature

Washington State Dept. of Social & Health services – Info on DSHS services
www1.dshs.wa.gov

Washington State Coalition for the Homeless – Statewide advocacy group
www.endhomelessnessWA.org

National Programs

Community Action Partnership – Fighting poverty at the local level
www.communityactionpartnership.com/

Housing & Urban Development – The Cabinet agency that oversees housing
www.hud.gov

Mortgage Info for the Disabled – Home buying resources, info and tips
www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities

National Alliance to End Homelessness – Mobilizing advocates and providers
www.naeh.org

National Center on Family Homelessness – Research and advocacy to keep families stably housed.
www.familyhomelessness.org/

National Coalition for the Homeless – Advocacy and organizational support
www.nationalhomeless.org/

National Housing Conference – Portal to many housing resource sites
www.nhc.org

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty – Homeless legal advocates
www.nlchp.org

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

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

Universal Living Wage – Wage and fair market rent statistics and info
www.universallivingwage.com

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Homeless/Youth/Education Issues

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

Food Research and Action Center – Kids/Youth school lunch/free meal info
www.frac.org

Janus Youth Programs – Community service provider for youth and families
www.janusyouth.org

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth – Resources
www.naehcy.org/

National Center for Homeless Education – The education needs of homeless kids
www.serve.org/nche/

National Network for Youth – Building strong communities
www.nn4youth.org

National Network to End Domestic Violence – Information and advocacy
www.nnedv.org

National Student Campaign – Awareness and action group for students
www.StudentsAgainstHunger.org

Parent Help – Find out about benefits you and your kids may qualify for
www.parenthelp123.org/

Stand Up for Kids – Helping homeless and “street” kids
www.standupforkids.org

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