Reaching the Youth in our Community

We first met Jessica when she was in her first year of high school.  Honestly, she could have been mistaken for twice that age. She had aged too fast. Jessica was in foster care system as a toddler and juggled around until she was adopted several years later. She had been a vibrant student in […]

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CSNW’s Ninja Housing Team

CSNW’s housing department currently works with over 200 individuals and families in obtaining or maintaining housing. They work hand in hand with outreach teams to interact with more than a dozen homelessness camps in the Vancouver area, and assist those in need. The services that the housing team provides goes hand in hand with these […]

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Youth SUD Program in Action

CSNW’s youth SUD program is a vibrant part of our overall approach to providing services for this community. We are proud to partner with and sponsor efforts such as the one in the article below!  While not specifically mentioned, this is a program in which we are involved in! Check it out! Habitat for Humanity […]

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Spotlight on SOAR

Recently our very own Suzanne Straub, SOAR Coordinator and PATH team lead, was featured in the national newsletter for SOAR. We couldn’t be more proud to have talented, passionate, and determined individuals like Suzanne on the team!  Here’s what they said: Suzanne Straub – Vancouver, Washington Suzanne Straub is a SOAR Coordinator and local lead […]

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Settling in to Lincoln Place

Community Services NW continues to push forward in helping to address the issues of homelessness and behavioral health in Clark County! The partnership with Counsel for the Homeless and Share at Lincoln Place is an outstanding example of the kind of work we’re doing! http://www.columbian.com/…/aug/10/settling-in-at-lincoln-p…/

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CSNW helps pioneer restorative practices in schools

CSNW’s Chemical Dependency Youth team continues to advocate for and provide services aimed at wholeness and restoration in our schools.  It’s exciting to watch these changes take effect in policy and larger systems of care! Check out this great article detailing some of the ideas and events going on right now around this. New focus: […]

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What’s Love Got To Do with Community Mental Health?

CSNW is fortunate to be one of the few community behavioral health organizations in the area that has enough prescribers on staff to meet the demand of the folks we serve.  What’s even more significant is that our medical director and psychiatrist, George Mecouch, takes the show on the road throughout the week, actively visiting […]

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