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Homeless and Housing Program

Mission Statement or Purpose:

Through partnerships, advocacy, and outreach, the Homeless/Housing Program strives to ...

Vision or Goals:

10-year plan to reduce homelessness

Programs or Activities:

Request For Proposal

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services is announcing a request for proposals for Homeless Housing funds collected and to be distributed in accordance with RCW 43.185C.050.  These dollars shall be used to reduce homelessness in Lewis County. Proposals must be for activities outlined in the Lewis County Ten Year Plan to Reduce Homelessness. Proposals must demonstrate ability to provide the services. Homeless Housing funds may not be used to supplant current projects and expenses.

2010 Point-in-Time Homeless Statistics

2009 Point-in-Time Homeless Statistics

Public Health and Social Services contact:

  • Michaelle Sorlie, Housing Coordinator
    360 NW North St.
    Chehalis, WA 98532
    Phone: 360-740-1434
    Fax: 360-740-1145

Community Resources and Services

Lewis County Shelter Program
“Shelter program in Lewis county. Serving single men, single women, and families with children.”

Salvation Army
303 North Gold, Centralia
“Food bank for Centralia – Emergency food for Lewis County. Paths out of Poverty classes. Homeless Services – lunches, shelter referrals. Case management for individuals or families Mon – Friday 10 AM – noon and Mon – Fri 1:00 – 4:00. Limited rent and utilities assistance.- Applications may be picked up Mon – Fri 10-noon and 1:00 – 4:00. Lunches for those not receiving food boxes, 11 AM to 12 PM Mon – Fri. “

Human Response Network
(360) 748-6601
“Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services. Shelter, advocacy, and support groups”

Reliable Enterprises
“Employment and Housing resources”

Longview Housing Authority
360-423-0140 Toll Free 866-570-8840
“Serving the low income citizens of Longview and the unincorporated areas of Cowlitz, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties in Washington State.”

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties
(800) 952-8012
(360) 736-1800
“Our multi-purpose organization focuses on meeting the needs of low-income individuals and families through a variety of programs designed to help them become independent and more self-sufficient. “