Basic Needs

Free Phone Services 

 
Get a Phone with FREE Monthly Service 
How to qualify?
Receive or Meet one or more of the following:
  • Meet low-income requirements
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit Plan
  • Certain tribal programs
How to enroll
Visit freegovernmentcellphones.net, select STATES,
choose a participating lifeline provider. Fill out an
application and provide proof of identity/eligibility.
Sign up for a free voicemail
Sign up at simplevoicebox.com then use a computer
or phone to listen to voicemail messages.
Lifeline providers

Assurance Wireless

Phone:  888-898-4888 

Qlink Wireless

Phone:  855-754-6543

SafeLink Wireless

Phone:  800-723-3546

Affordable Internet Service 

Internet Essentials
Only $9.95/month from Comcast. Available to 
Low-Income Families with children enrolled in school, receiving free & or reduced lunches.
Broadband Search
Want to check out the best internet providers in Cowlitz County?
 
CLICK HERE to visit broadbandsearch.net for up-to-date information and comparisons between different internet providers, including price, speed, and user reviews.
Everyone On
Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area.
Affordable Computers
 
Connect All
Only nonprofit organizations and people who meet certain low-income criteria are eligible to purchase.
Everyone On
Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area.
Free Geeks
Apply for a laptop to use.

Transportation Needs 

 

Lower Columbia CAP Transportation  

Rural & Senior Note: CAP cannot schedule your ride

360-200-4910

 

WA Health Care Authority- Transportation Services 

800-752-9422

 

RiverCities Transit                                

360-442-5663 

 

Kelso Train Station/Amtrak                   

800-872-7245

 

Wahkiakum on the Move                     

360-795-3101

Cowlitz Tribal Transit Services             

360-232-8585

Columbia County Rider                       

503-366-0159

Routes that connect in Longview and Kelso, WA

Mercy1                                                  
360-896-5156
 
 
Medical Transportation Brokerage
Clark County Residents                      
360-694-9997
 
 
Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, Wahkiakum County
Residents                                             
800-752-9422 

 

VA Hospital Transportation Van         

360-423-3125

                                                                        
Woodland Wheelchair Medical Transportation 
360-281-5575  
Super Delivery Bros. LLC
1-833-360-BROS (2767)
Click here for more information about Transportation

Gas Assistance

FISH of Cowlitz County

360-636-1100   

DSHS

Note: Must be receiving assistance from DSHS in order to

 

be eligible to receive gas assistance.

Salvation Army

Note: Must meet certain low income standards/criteria. 

Housing & Utilities Resources 

Cold Weather Warming Centers -Cowlitz Co. 

Information on Day Shelters & Night Shelters

View Information

Lower Columbia CAP

1526 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA

360-425-3430      

WA Low Income Housing Alliance

206-442-9455

LiHeap

                                                                 

Homeless & Low Income Energy Assistance

360.425.3430 Ext.302  

(Rapid Re-housing and Young Adult Program)       

 

Housing Resource Center

360-749-8056                     

 

Community House                                

1105 Broadway St., Longview, WA

360-425-8679

 

Salvation Army

1639 19th Ave., Longview, WA

360-423-3990

(Assist with 3-day rental payment to avoid being

evicted no utilities (must qualify) Call for Appointment.)

 

DSHS Housing Assistance 

Housing and Essential Needs (HEN)           Ext. 221        

FISH of Cowlitz County

360-636-1100                        

Mountains Ministries Ranch

5803 Rose Valley Rd., Kelso, WA

360-501-4283

Housing Opportunities of SW Washington (HOSWWA)

877-570-8840

    

820 11th Ave., Longview, WA

360-423-0140 Ext. 81                                       

        

Housing Authority City of Kelso            

1415 S. 10th Ave., Kelso, WA

360-423-3490

Housing Authority City of Longview           

Address: 820 11th Ave, Longview, WA 98632

Phone: (360) 423-0140

Habitat for Humanity

1323 13th Ave S, Kelso, WA

360-636-6765

 

Housing Authority City of Kalama        

226 Cloverdale Rd., Kalama, WA

360-673-3444

 

Woodland Community Service Center

360-225-9998

(Call first, limited to 1-month assistance to at-risk residents of Woodland)

Closed Wednesdays & Fridays

736 Davidson Ave., Woodland, WA 

 

Independent Associates                      

309-B Oak St., B. Kelso, WA

360-414-3233

 

Oxford House, Inc.                                 

297 16th Ave., Longview, WA

360-425-1047

 

Cowlitz Valley VFW Post 1045             

4307 Ocean Beach Hwy.,  Longview, WA

360-577-6757

Women’s Shelters (womensshetlers.org)

Women's Shelters provides listings of women shelters, family shelters, traditional housing, residential treatment centers and other services.

Affordable Housing Online

Provide listings for low income apartments in Cowlitz County. The company is located at 207 E Market Street, Suite 201 A, Salisbury, MD 21801 and can be contacted at info@apartmetsart.com. 

Lowincomehousing.us
Provides listings for low income apartments in Cowlitz County. The company is located at 1855 Dr. Andres Drive, Delray FL 33445.

Self Help Housing

360-425-3430

 

Weatherization

360-425-3430 
 

Cowlitz County PUD

Utility Assistance Is Available – this program is time sensitive so REACH OUT TODAY!

Address: 961 12th Ave, Longview, WA 98632

Phone: (360) 423-2210

Cascade Natural Gas                

CALL: 888-522-1130

WA Phone Assistance

Vital Records, Birth/Death Certificates

1952 9th Ave., Longview, WA                   

360-414-5599 Ext. 211

General 

Cowlitz County Health Department

Vital Records, Birth/Death Certificates

1952 9th Ave., Longview, WA                   

360-414-5599 Ext. 211

 

Washington 2-1-1

Washington 211 maintains a statewide database of community resources online or by phone.

 

FISH of Cowlitz County                       

FISH enables people to get food, fill prescriptions,

see a dentist, pay overdue water or PUD bills, 

clothing, and much more.

360-636-1100                                         

 

 

Ethnic Support Council

311 Oak St., Kelso, WA 

360-636-2791                  

 
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCG)
207 4th Ave. N., Kelso, WA                        
360-577-3041
Fax: 360-425-7760
 
Cowlitz Economic Development Council

1452 Hudson St., Ste. 208                       

U.S. Bank Building Longview, WA

360-423-9921 

Washington Connection(Click Here)  

Offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals
to apply for a variety of services like: Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care and Medicare Savings Programs.
877-501-2233        

 

Family Promise of Cowlitz County

Helping families with minor/school-aged children who are experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence in their own residences. CLICK HERE to view the official brochure of services.

Benefit Programs

Sign up through the web site to see if eligible for public assistance.
 

 

 

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