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Legacy Counseling Services

Specializing in providing counseling for: Challenging Children/School Issues; Parenting Skills; ADD/ADHD; Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD); Transition or Adjustment Problems (loss, divorce, break-ups, blending families, etc.); Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Individual, Family, Couple, Teen and Child Therapist; Anger Management Treatment and Evaluations; Power and Control Issues;  Combat Veterans. Ages treated 4 to 104. Insurance accepted, including Medicaid.


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.


Kelso Housing Authority

Rental assistance programs and housing opportunities, including coordination of needed social services to assist low and moderate income singles, families, persons with disabilities, and victims of domestic violence in their effort to attain stable, affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing. Services are free. Rental assistance programs are income-based and require approximately 30% of the family’s gross monthly income.


Energy & Housing Services - Lower Columbia Community Action Council (CAP) -

Provides assistance to low-income persons needing help in paying for their winter heating costs. Assistance varies by program. Weatherization is available to low-income families to improve energy efficiency by installing insulation, weather stripping, windows and caulking. Housing services include low-income owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in targeted areas of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. LCCAC also offers two self-help housing programs for low-income families willing to invest sweat-equity by constructing their own homes under the supervision of LCCAC staff.


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.