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.

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

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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

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

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.

 

 

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