At YWCA Clark County, we value the strengths of community. This is a list of those organizations we cooperate with in order to deliver the best possible care to our participants, and the best service to our community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington seek to provide a positive environment, quality programs, and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances.
We provide a comprehensive network of care to 39,000 children and families each year that builds nurturing and stable families; fosters effective parenting; improves school readiness; develops social and emotional competence; and works to keep children safe and secure.
The Children’s Justice Center (CJC) is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that provides a safe and child-friendly place for child victims of criminal-level abuse and their non-offending family members to effectively address incidents of child abuse in Clark County
Visit the Clark County Clerk page to learn about what kind of protection orders are available in Washington State.
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
The Council for the Homeless Housing Solutions Center is a one-stop access point for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to connect to the programs and services they need.
The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure.
We at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) strive to help create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. Our work focuses on the earliest years in children’s homes, child care, school programs and communities. We offer information and resources for children’s first and most important teachers—parents—as well as others who care for and teach young children.
As a Department we are tied together by a single mission: to transform lives. Each administration within DSHS has a refined focus on this mission.
The Domestic Violence Prosecution Center is a collaborative effort with the City of Vancouver and Clark County. The organization prosecutes all of the misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases within the City of Vancouver and Clark County.
Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Taskforce (DV/SA)
Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) has grown to become the leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in Southwest Washington. EOCF is one of the largest social service organizations in Southwest Washington and is the second largest nonprofit organization in Clark County with an annual operating budget of $10.5 million and approximately 265 employees. EOCF serves more than 2,000 children and families, most of whom are low-income. Areas served include Clark County, Pacific County, and the Woodland portion of Cowlitz County.
Firesteel is your platform for social change, led by Washington State YWCAs. With a community of shared knowledge and a commitment to end homelessness in Washington State, we believe we can make a difference. Are you ready to add your voice?
Through the use of superior customer service, high-quality programs, and a well trained and dedicated staff, our mission is to inspire hope and support life saving changes for people affected by substance use and mental health conditions.
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
This site provides the Mosaic Method for threat assessment.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year. 800-799-7233
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. 1-800-786-2929 or 1-800-RUNAWAY
Services for LBT domestic violence survivors. 617-742-4911
The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) is a volunteer operated national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the pacific northwest and licensed in Washington, Oregon and California. They continue working to inform, educate and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally. Some divisions include: Missing Persons Division, National Training Institute, National Media Council and National Women’s Conferences Against Violence & Exploitation.
Welcome to the Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program. Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs. 888-201-1014
Northwest Network for bi, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse
Oxford Houses are democratically self run, financially self supporting housing for those in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. There is a zero tolerance policy for those that return to alcohol or drug use (i.e. the resident is immediately expelled).
Working to fulfill our mission of “ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community,” the Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL) operates a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line and sexual assault advocacy. In any language, the crisis line can provide needs assessments, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention and information and referrals to community resources. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault. 888-235-5333
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They run a hotline as well as carry out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. 800-656-4673
Share’s mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.
StrongHouse Native Helpline
Native-centered hotline staffed by advocates with a strong understanding of American Indian cultures, as well as issues of tribal sovereignty and law.” The advocates who answer the line identify as Native. The website also has a ton of really great educational resources and book suggestions! The StrongHearts Native Helpline is available from Monday-Friday, 7am to 3:30 (9:00-5:30pm CST) at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483).
SELF is working so that all children are ready on the first day of kindergarten. “Neglecting the early years creates an underclass that is arguably growing in the United States. The family is the major source of human inequality in American society.”
Support for LGBTQ youth. 360-695-1325
We work in partnership with the community to protect life and property. We enhance the quality of life in our city through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources. We serve the city of Vancouver with courage, strength, integrity, compassion and pride. The City of Vancouver’s mission is to create a great city of communities that cares about our people, our environment, and our opportunities to live, work, and prosper.
This group of dedicated community members meets regularly with the Chief of Police and other VPD staff to keep the lines of communication open between the Vancouver Police Department and the communities they serve as liaisons to.
VPD Diversity Task Force
more information coming soon
WCSAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence, through education, advocacy, victim services, and social change. 800-775-8013
WSCADV provides “advocacy support” — quite simply, the training, technical assistance, and other resources that support the work of our member programs. We also inform policymakers, the media, and others concerned about domestic violence.
more information coming soon
The purpose for this site is to provide information about domestic violence and contact information for programs that offer support and assistance.
One of four campuses making up the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of progress in providing access to baccalaureate-level education for Southwest Washington. As the only four-year research university in this part of the state, the university offers big-school resources in a small-school environment and fuels the region’s economic growth.
The YWCA of Greater Portland provides life-changing services for women, children, and families, helping them attain safety, opportunity and independence.
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.