Education & Enrichment

Lower Columbia Council of the Blind

The Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) is a nonprofit statewide membership organization. We believe that blind and partially sighted people can lead productive lives and contribute to society with independence and dignity. Our members, most of whom are blind or partially sighted, represent a variety of backgrounds and interests. WCB has a rich history of legislative and community involvement.


Ethnic Support Council

The Ethnic Support Council is a small, non-profit agency that helps immigrants and people with limited English skills as well as businesses, social service agencies, governmental entities and other organizations that serve these populations.

The Ethnic Support Council, which receives United Way funding, offers help by providing language translation and interpreting services as well as information and referral. Spanish is the most frequently requested language, but the office also gets calls for Cambodian, Russian, Vietnamese and other less common languages


Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management coordinates and facilitates emergency management activities for the Cities of Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Woodland and Kalama and for all unincorporated areas of Cowlitz County.  In addition, DEM works directly with the Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) and the State Homeland Security Region IV which includes Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties. The department has a staff of three full-time paid personnel, which is augmented by a large cadre of trained, dedicated volunteers.  


Better Business Bureau of Southwest Washington

Consumer Education and Reliability Reports, complaint assistance, arbitration and mediation services. Our vision is to have an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other.
Our mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by: Creating a community of trustworthy businesses; Setting standards for marketplace trust;
Encouraging and supporting best practices; Celebrating marketplace role models; and Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior