Community Services Office (CSO) -Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)

Services Provided: Services available to families and individuals, including cash, medical, food, child care and social services. The CSO administers state and federal public welfare programs. These include medical programs for aged, blind and disabled individuals, children and pregnant women. We also administer medical programs that assist Medicare recipients with their co-pays and deductibles and with drug and alcohol treatment. There are other medical assistance programs available so we encourage anyone to apply who may be in need of medical assistance.


Gabriel Project

The Gabriel Project is a Pro-Life movement offering parish-based pastoral care to women in a crisis pregnancies. Gabriel volunteers, called Angels, work with the mother throughout the pregnancy and beyond, providing a variety of services based on the mother's needs. Services include but are not limited to  such things as transportation to doctor appointments, housing assistance, providing household and baby items, and moral/emotional support. For more information, contact Norma Peters, Cowlitz County Gabriel Project Coordinator at 360-636-4553.


Women’s Health Pavilion - PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center

Provide quality medical care to the women of our community in an environment of compassion, integrity and respect. Our team of physicians along with our midwife, nurses and technicians offer both gynecological and obstetrical services including: Gynecological In-patient and Out-patient Services; Obstetrical and Postpartum Care; Ultrasound; Lactation Support (breastfeeding help)

Call for fee information. Most insurances accepted.  Toll Free 1-800-438-7562


Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) - Cowlitz County Health Department

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a FREE nurse home visiting program for women who are having their first baby, are low income and are less than 28 weeks pregnant. A nurse visits each family every week or two during pregnancy and until the baby is 2 years old.


Lower Columbia College Early Learning Center (ELC)

Our childcare center provides state licensed childcare for children ages 1 month through kindergarten entry. We are open to all members of the community. Home and Family Life (HOFL) is a participant of the Washington State Early Achievers quality rating and improvement system. Our teachers are trained in the Early Childhood Education field. Call for rates. To participate in the HOFL program, fill out a Waiting List application and either email, mail or bring it in person to the HOFL office.  Regular Hours (Sept.


Early Support for Infants and Toddlers - Department of Early Learning

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.


Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) Cowlitz County Health Department

The mission of this program is to promote integrated systems of care that assure that children with special health care needs have the opportunity to achieve the healthiest life possible and develop to their fullest potential. The Children with Special Health Care Needs program serves children with physical, behavioral, or emotional conditions that require health and related services beyond those required by children generally. Client referrals can be made by families, school, medical providers, and others to the CSHCN Coordinator in the County Health Department where the child lives.


Woodland HeadStart

Head Start provide an intensive combination of education, health and nutrition screening and assistance, parent involvement and family support. Three- and four-year-olds attend high-quality pre-school classes, are screened and immunize for possible health problems that could hinder learning. Family needs are assessed so that families can be referred to community resources, and adults are provided with training to improve their parenting, leadership, and self-sufficiency skills.


Progress Center

The Progress Center offers services in education with: Special instruction (teacher); Speech & Language Pathologist; Occupation Therapy; Physical Therapy

The Progress Center provides early intervention, education, therapy and prevention to young children birth to age 3 with special developmental needs or with risk of developmental delays that live in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties.