Health and Wellness

R.U.O.K. (Are you OK?) - Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

Provides a free, daily check-in service by telephone for individuals that live alone and have medical issues putting them at risk. A staff member or volunteer will call the client on a daily basis at an agreed upon time to assure that all things are going well for the day. In the event that a call goes unanswered, protocol is that phone calls will be made every 15 minutes for the next hour or until answered. If still unanswered, the emergency contact person is notified.


Home Delivered Meals (Meals On Wheels) - CAP

To provide a hot or frozen meal to a homebound client who is at least 60 years of age and meets the criteria for vulnerability. Special dietary needs can be met most of the time. Donation of $2.50 per meal is suggested. Authorization is made through Senior Information and Assistance at (360) 577-4929 or 1-800-682-2406, then referred to CAP Nutrition Program for start of meal delivery.


Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

The Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) is a non-government, non-profit organization which provides comprehensive social services to people in need. CAP's services include:

 HELP Warehouse – Food Banks

 Energy and Housing Services

 Meals on Wheels

 Employment and Training

 CAP Transportation

 Homeless Services

 Career & Family Development Program

 Financial Independence



Department of Labor and Industries Washington State

L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health and security of Washington's 3.2 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards. As administrators of the state's workers' compensation system, we are similar to a large insurance company, providing medical and limited wage-replacement coverage to workers who suffer job-related injuries and illness.


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.


Counseling Services & Associates Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Program

Counseling Services and Associates, in coordination with the Emergency Support Shelter, has been awarded grant funding to provide services that focus on prevention and treatment for sexual assault to residents of Cowlitz County. The following services are offered: Brief Individual and Family Therapy for Adults and Children, Support Groups; Group Therapy for Adults, Adolescents and Children.


Victim/Witness Division - Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney

Assists victims of and witnesses to crimes that occur within the county. The victim-witness staff will assist them through the criminal justice system, helping them file for Crime Victim's Program compensation (if applicable) and attempting to alleviate their many concerns and anxieties. Referrals to community resources and victim advocacy are also available. No fees.


SAFE Program Emergency Support Shelter

Free and Confidential Services Provided:

 Protection order assistance for victims of domestic violence

 Assistance with Sexual Assault Protection orders

 Assistance with Anti-Harassment orders

 Assistance gathering information for dissolutions and parenting plans

 Court accompaniment

Call for appointment. Must be a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or other crime to qualify for services.


Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

The SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) HelpLine is a statewide network of trained volunteer advisors that offer free assistance to residents. Advisors help residents of all ages and backgrounds with questions about health insurance, health care access and prescription drug plans, and they can assist with problems or instances of fraud.

Lower Columbia CAP in Longview is the host for residents in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum or Lewis Counties. Advisors are available to meet with residents either in person or by telephone.