Parent Resources

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.

CORE Health / Community Mental Health and Recovery

Open Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm


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.

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.



Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue's mission is to respond to every call with compassion and care, providing reliable, efficient and high quality fire and life safety services.