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Desks sit inside the Mullen-Polk Foundation's Family Resource Center at the nonprofit headquarters in downtown Vancouver. The center will help connect individuals and families to resources throughout the community to help get their basic needs met.

Mullen-Polk Foundation opens Family Resource Center in Vancouver

Desks sit inside the Mullen-Polk Foundation's Family Resource Center at the nonprofit headquarters in downtown Vancouver. The center will help connect individuals and families to resources throughout the community to help get their basic needs met.

January 28, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

The Mullen-Polk Foundation, looking to help support a greater portion of the community, opened the doors this week to its very own Family Resource Center. Read story

Youth House staff member Maranda Heckler sits for a portrait below artwork created by clients who are part of the Options or Healthy Transitions programs at Clark County Youth House. Heckler is a case manager and a certified peer counselor with the Healthy Transitions Program, where she uses her own lived experience to offer support to youth struggling with their mental health.

Columbia River Mental Health Services programs help youth dealing with mental health issues

Youth House staff member Maranda Heckler sits for a portrait below artwork created by clients who are part of the Options or Healthy Transitions programs at Clark County Youth House. Heckler is a case manager and a certified peer counselor with the Healthy Transitions Program, where she uses her own lived experience to offer support to youth struggling with their mental health.

January 27, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

In high school, Cameron began to realize that they were struggling with their mental health. Life at home was difficult, and they did not feel recognized for the accomplishments they made. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity down

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January 26, 2023, 1:25pm Clark County Health

The Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, which measures new cases per 100,000 population over seven days, decreased this week from 55.7 as of Jan. 19 to 43.3 as of Thursday. Read story

iUrban Teen fellowship offers help for future teachers

January 26, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

iUrban Teen, in partnership with Vancouver Public Schools, Washington State University Vancouver and Clark College, recently announced a two-year Future Teachers Pathway Fellowship. Read story

2023 Marshall Leadership Award nominations are open

January 25, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Nominations for the 2023 Marshall Leadership Award are open until Feb. 17. Read story

David Rodriguez, a behavioral health advocate with the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy, helps individuals and families navigate the mental health care system.

Behavioral health advocates are here to help Washingtonians

David Rodriguez, a behavioral health advocate with the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy, helps individuals and families navigate the mental health care system.

January 22, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Health

Navigating the mental health care system can be difficult, sometimes leaving people feeling confused and frustrated. Read story

Clark Public Utilities’ Race for Warmth to help ease utility bills

January 20, 2023, 6:04am Business

The ninth annual Race for Warmth, produced by Clark Public Utilities, is rapidly approaching, taking place in downtown Vancouver on Jan. 29. The run raises money to support Operation Warm Heart, helping families in need who may not qualify for other assistance programs, according to a press release. Read story

COVID-19 case rate up in Clark County; hospital admissions fall

January 20, 2023, 6:02am News

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rose slightly this week, with 238 new COVID-19 cases reported, bringing county totals to 110,710, according to Clark County Public Health data. Read story

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awards $28.6 million to nonprofits

January 20, 2023, 5:58am Clark County News

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust published its “Fall 2022 Grants Report” Thursday. The organization awarded 82 grants to nonprofits throughout the Pacific Northwest, totaling $28.6 million, according to a press release. Read story

Dr. Jeff Fries, left, works with client Megan Morrell during the Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek Medical Office eye clinic Thursday afternoon. Morrell is one of around 160 patients who received a free eye exam at one of six Kaiser locations during the Martin Luther King Jr. week of service. Kaiser partnered with health clinics across Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area to provide free eye care to individuals in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Kaiser clinics providing free eye exams in Southwest Washington

Dr. Jeff Fries, left, works with client Megan Morrell during the Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek Medical Office eye clinic Thursday afternoon. Morrell is one of around 160 patients who received a free eye exam at one of six Kaiser locations during the Martin Luther King Jr. week of service. Kaiser partnered with health clinics across Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area to provide free eye care to individuals in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 19, 2023, 7:07pm Clark County Health

Optometrists at Kaiser Permanente clinics across Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area were hard at work providing free eye care exams to patients on Thursday. Read story