A variety of programs, places, and services to support our patients and community.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
We provide WIC Services in Cowlitz County. The WIC program provides supplemental foods, health care and social resource referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
First Steps Maternal Support Services (MSS)
We provide First Steps MSS services in Cowlitz County. The First Steps MSS program provides preventive health and education services to help women have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Pregnant women with Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage are eligible to receive First Steps MSS during pregnancy and for a short while postpartum. Services may begin any time during the prenatal, delivery or postpartum period. However, eligible, pregnant women are encouraged to enter the program as early in the pregnancy as possible.
First Steps – Infant Case Management (ICM)
We provide First Steps ICM services in Cowlitz County. First Steps ICM is additional support provided for families that need extra assistance using medical, social, educational and community resources, so that their family may thrive. First Steps ICM may begin any time after First Steps services end (when the baby is about 3 months old) and end shortly after the baby’s first birthday
Parent-Child Assistance Program
We offer a paraprofessional home visitation program for high risk, substance abusing women. The program uses a case-management approach as a compliment to traditional substance use disorder treatment and focuses not only on reducing alcohol and drug use, but on reducing other risk behaviors and address the health and social well-being of the mothers and their children.
The Phoenix House
In partnership with the Housing Opportunities of SW WA, we operate a supportive housing project for formerly homeless women and their children. Phoenix House provides:
- Affordable housing, available for as long as needed.
- Family services designed to build on the strengths of family members and maximize success.
- Child services aimed at meeting the needs of children.
Our patients receive hospitalization services at different locations, depending on where they live and the level of care needed.