Department of Social and Health Services

Washington Recovery Help Line

Free 24-Hour support for people dealing with substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health issues, and providing referrals to treatment and support services. Call 1-866-789-1511.

This statewide help line is operated by Crisis Clinic and funded by the Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.


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.


Goodwill Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County

Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Job Placement and Retention Services, including Job Coaching if needed. Potential clients would apply for vocational services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and once accepted would request that the Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County be their employment vendor. Staff is fluent in ASL.

Individual Supported Employment. Long term job retention services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, including Job Coaching. Referral is made by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - Department of Social and Health Services

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides employment services and counseling to individuals with disabilities who want to work but experience barriers to work because of a physical, sensory, and/or mental disability. A DVR counselor works with each person to develop a customized plan of services designed to help them reach their employment goal. DVR assistance may include, but is not limited to the following: Counseling and Guidance; Assessment Services; Independent Living Services; Assistive Technology Services; Training and Education; Job-related Services


Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) - Department of Social and Health Services

The DDD assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain services and support based on individual preference, capabilities and needs, and which promote everyday activities, routines and relationships common to most citizens. There are no fees.

A determination of eligibility is a determination that a person meets the definition of a developmental disability as defined in Washington State law. An individual must meet the eligibility definition to become a DDD client. DDD services are dependent on availability of funding and/or eligibility for the specific services. Service eligibility will be determined after an assessment is completed. Access to Medicaid State Plan services and Home and Community Based Waiver services are not limited by availability of funding.

For more information on available services, contact us. Participation in all DDD services is voluntary.


Children with Special Healthcare Needs-WA State Department of Health

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program is in the Healthy Starts and Transitions unit in the Office of Healthy Communities at the Department of Health.  The program promotes an integrated system of services for infants, children and youth up to age 18 years who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions and require health and related services of a type or amount beyond what is generally needed.