Financial Services


FDIC: Money Smart - A Financial Education Program

Lower Columbia CAP and the Cowlitz Asset Building Coalition are sponsoring financial education for all adults with the intention of improving and increasing family wealth. These group workshops are filled with open discussions and financial education using the Money Smart training materials from the FDIC (Federal Depository Insurance Corporation).

Money Smart classes are open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Money Smart also assists with accessing free credit reports. Workshop sessions are held in 8 week cycles and then repeated. The classes can be taken in any order as each is its own topic. Find the current schedule here.

Cowlitz Pud

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Lower Columbia Community Action Council CAP Energy Assistance - Federally funded assistance program that provides money to help low income households to avoid shut off of utility services.

(Appointments are scheduled online) @     

Address: 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA 

Phone:     360-425-3430 ext. 231

Need Help Paying Bills


MFS Metropolitan Family Service

A Better Way to Borrow

Affordable auto loans for working families in the Portland metropolitan area


Without reliable transportation for some getting to work can be a challenge and they run the risk of losing their jobs.  The ability to access affordable loans to purchase, repair, or refinance a car can be life-changing for working parents.  As part of the national Ways to Work program, parents are getting on the road when they need it most.

Lower Columbia CAP

Phone: 360-425-3430 Ext. 265


Address: 1529 Commerce Ave. Longview

Financial Independence Center

Address: 1808 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214 

Phone: 503-232-0007 Ext. 101


Financial Assistance Contact List


Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)           Customer Service: 1-877-501-2233          

Toll-Free: 1-800-737-0617              Website:

Supplemental Security Income - Social Security

Phone: 1-800-772-1213


Financial Medical Assistance

Phone: 1-800-562-3022


Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness  Phone: 360-423-0452 Ext. 208


Financial Counseling

Supplemental Security Income - Social Security

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Family Finance Resource Center

1201 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA 98632       

(360) 423-9197


Child Support Enforcement

(360) 577-3074


Financial Help Kelso CSO-DSHS

711 Vine St Suite B
Kelso, WA 98626        

(877) 501-2233            Website: