Youth Directory

Our mission is to enrich the cultural lives of the people of the Lower Columbia region through the enjoyment of the performing arts, arts education, and related activities.

Since 1947 we have served the people of Cowlitz County and surrounding areas. We have brought hope, health and happiness to thousands of people. Throughout that time, our mission has been on of caring for people, with a special emphasis on people with mental illness and limited ability to pay. Today we have greatly expanded our service base, with the same foundation of care for people and our community. Together, we will overcome mental illness. We are here to help you and your loved ones. Call us, we're here for you!

Community House on Broadway exists to help homeless individuals & families become self-sufficient by providing: A safe clean housing environment; Regular nourishing meals; Emergency clothing and personal items: Professional case management/help developing and adhering to an action plan; and A working conduit with existing physical mental and spiritual support services within the community.

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.

The Continuing Education Department offers health, safety, prevention and wellness education. Courses address issues relevant to caregivers and the clients they serve as well as other health care providers and family caregivers. Most classes and programs are offered at a minimal fee. For more information or a current list of classes, call 442-2602.

Counseling Services & Associates is a collaboration of Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Counselor-Associates working together to provide quality mental health services in an engaging environment. Our services include: Individual, Couple and Family Therapy serving Children, Adolescents and Adults; The 4-hour Parenting Through Divorce Class required for parents divorcing or in transition; The Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program in coordination with the Emergency Support Shelter

Day use and overnight park on the "county line" between Wahkiakum and Cowlitz Counties on the Columbia River.

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Cowlitz County CASA is a 501(3)(c) non-profit corporation tasked with being the voice of abused and neglected children in the dependency court system. Every dependent child in Cowlitz County is assigned a CASA through our program. No child is turned away! The process focuses on the best interests of the child. A CASA is a trained volunteer who represents the best interests of children as they are taken through the legal process.

Grades 6, 7, 8; Enrollment: 586 Free or reduced lunch: 49.3%
Number of Teachers: 34; Average years teaching experience: 16; Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 61.8%

The Cowlitz/Wahkiakum MH/SUD Ombudsman seeks to provide resources and resolve problems that arise in accessing and maintaining mental health and substance use disorder services.