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WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS HOMELESS IN CLARK COUNTY, VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

Follow these steps and suggestions, regardless of what you may have heard:

Immediately call the Housing Solutions Hotline at 360-695-9677 they will do a phone assessment and then inform you of any availability in shelters.  If there isn't space available, they will tell you specifc times and days to call back. Those times are different for men, women and families. Make sure to start calling 3-5 minutes prior to the time assigned. The way it works is, if an opening becomes available, then those openings are given to the first callers at the assigned times. So CALL on your assigned times/days.

Other options if you are struggling with addiction and staying clean, there is the sobering unit where anyone, depending on availability, can get a bed for 12 hours and if an individual so desires, he may then possibly go from the sobering unit to detox. These possibly can be obtained by calling 360-397-8500

If you are a single female and dealing with a domestic violence situation, there is the YWCA Safe Choice program 360-696-0167

Also if you have SSI, SSDI or an income from any source, there are numerous faith-based organizations that have clean and sober houses that only require an adherence to their policies of sobriety and faith.

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