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Cowlitz Employment Support Services

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Current Goals/Objectives :

It is the mission of Cowlitz Employment Support Services to provide holistic and culturally-responsive services to American Indians and Alaska Natives through guided pathways to housing, education, employment, careers, and self-sufficiency within all directions of their lives.

Services & Programs :

  • Cowlitz Indian Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation (CITVR): Supported work experience, career, and education guidance, creating resumes, job readiness skills, job search, support services, work clothing and supplies, educational supplies, non-accredited certification /training opportunities, paid work experience, self-employment, wrap-around services, and holistic support.

  • Cowlitz Career and Education Services (CCES): Career and education guidance, creating resumes, job readiness skills, job search, support services, work clothing and supplies, educational supplies, certification /training opportunities, mentorship program, paid work experience, self-employment, wrap-around services, and holistic support.

  • Critical Transition Coaching (CTC):  CTC services include rental assistance, utility assistance, transportation assistance (bus pass, gas cards, etc.), employment and/or educational materials, moving costs, some legal fees, childcare, medical and/or dental expenses (medical equipment, glasses, necessary medications), holistic support, wrap-around services, youth support during their transition to safe and stable housing, strengthen youth and young adults network of support within the community, and budget classes/support.

  • Independent Housing Assistance (IHA): IHA services include rental assistance, utility assistance, transportation assistance (bus pass, gas cards, etc.), employment and/or educational materials, moving costs, some legal fees, childcare, medical and/or dental expenses (medical equipment, glasses, necessary medications), holistic support, wrap-around services, and budget classes/support. Typically, IHA will assist clients with a deposit and the first month's rent. 
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Requirements :

  • enrolled American Indian/Alaskan Native 
  • live in Cowlitz or Clark County 
  • have been diagnosed with a physical, mental, learning, or substance use disorder. 
  • the disability must create a barrier to obtaining or maintaining employment.

Requirements : 

  • enrolled Cowlitz Tribal Member within the United States. 
  • at least 16 years old 
  • unemployed or underemployed and seeking employment 

Requirements : 

  • enrolled American Indian/Alaskan Native 
  • reside in Washington State
  • facing homelessness 
  • American Indian/Alaska Native youth (13-17) and young adults (18-24) who will be exiting out of a system of care such as: jail, prison, foster care, mental health crisis center, or drug rehabilitation center into homelessness with 14 days: or have exited one of those listed facilities into homelessness within the last 12 months.

Requirements : 

  • enrolled American Indian/Alaskan Native 
  • reside in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, or Skamania County 
  • facing homelessness 
  • able to retain a job to sustain housing costs after initial IHA assistance. 
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Our Locations
Longview Office
928 Fir St. Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 575-3318
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Contact
Vancouver Office
7700 NE 26th Ave Vancouver, WA 98665
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

About

The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.