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Photo of June 10 2019 Vancouver Working Peers Meeting at the Clark County Volunteers Lawyer Program.
Vancouver Working Peers June 10 Meeting Follow Up
from Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
1104 Main Street Ste. 1 Plaza Level Vancouver, WA

Agenda  |  19 Attending

It was a great meeting where 19 of us showed up to learn more about the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program.  Charlotte Dudley, Program Coordinator enjoyed our energy and enthusiasm to connect people in our communities and work places with services like theirs, and we all enjoyed her graciousness and welcoming us with open arms.

The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program has approximately 100 volunteer attorneys providing free civil to low income families and individuals in Clark County.  They have so many areas they can provide advice on!  Chapter 7 bankruptcy, divorce, parenting plans, domestic violence, adoptions or custody, and General Civil Law situations, like contracts, avoiding bankruptcy or discrimination. They also help with the Homeless Court and Housing Justice Project that handles evictions, landlord/tenant disputes or any issue that prevents a client from being safely and fairly housed. Charlotte shared that it is wise to call first (and be patient and persistent) to set up an appointment and go thru their quick assessment to be sure your situation fits their program. But even if it doesn't fit, they can point you in a good direction.

More details about CCVLP programs and some numbers you call can be found on these downloadable pdfs: Overview of Programs and Who to Call Resources.

The Working Peers also had an opportunity to weigh in on community tools being designed! Laura Ellsworth from the Council for the Homeless joined us briefly to share a draft version of their new Business Resource Guide focusing on interacting with persons experiencing homelessness in our community.  She asked us to review it and please follow up with any additions or concerns we had with the project.  It was an awesome example of how local agencies can use Working Peers expertise and real life experiences to help shape a tool to be used in our communities and workplaces.  We were honored to be a part of the process.  If anyone has input they wanted to share with Laura on what they saw at the meeting, please email Laura directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also got to learn about the SW CHAPS Network plans for an upcoming CHW Career Fair-Expo this fall.  We invite all CHWs and Peers to join us in shaping this event into something that can really highlight our value to the workforce.

Thursday June 20, 2019  5-7p  
SW CHAPS Network Meeting

**WHERE:  Columbia Bank Community Room  
101 E. 6th St & Main, Vancouver, WA 98660

The Southwest Washington Community Health Advocates and Peer Supports Network is planning a Community Health Worker Career Fair-Expo this fall!!  We will be using a portion of this meeting to begin planning the event.  We want YOU, the network to shape it into what this region needs most.  We hope to: 

  • Highlight agencies employing CHWs.
  • Educate key players about the importance of our work in the community
  • Allow workers to show off their successes.
Join us downtown 5pm on Thursday June 20th to help this event succeed!

Download Flyer

Employment Opportunity:

Community Health Worker (CHW) Team Coordinator South Kelso
Youth and Family Link 
907 Douglas Longview, WA  98632
This position reports to the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. Work is primarily focused on supporting a neighborhood based team of Community Health Workers.  For more details on how to apply: Community Health Worker Team Coordinator

BHAB Volunteer Opportunity:

The Behavioral Health Planning Council is seeking two community health workers that are receiving Medicaid benefits, to serve on a work group.  The purpose of the group is to update the Behavioral Health Services Gap Analysis which was done a year ago.  This is a short-term temporary group.  They will begin meeting in late June or early July.  Please contact Barbe West via email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   by June 20 if you are interested in helping.

THANK YOU for your attendance and input! 
And for those who couldn't attend, we still welcome your input via email or through advocacy - and we look forward to seeing you at a future event!

Join us at an upcoming event:

Tuesday June 18, 2019  3:30pm – 5pm

WACHWA  - Washington State Community Health Worker Assn Full Membership Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 212 538 931
Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Have you seen the new statewide CHW Portal that SW CHAPS has helped shape?


Wednesday June 19, 2019  6-7p   
Residents Action Project Statewide RAP Call

RAP Housing Justice Advocates will join in our bi-monthly Statewide RAP Call from 6:00-7:00pm. The statewide calls are where RAP members plan for future events and actions, so if you want to be a part of them, these are the calls to get on in order to make things happen!  Please join the call!
When: Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Dial: 866-792-9154  Access code:  741 789 6549#
View all the statewide calls in a calendar here.

Thursday June 20, 2019  6:30p - new location!  
SW WA Recovery Coalition meeting and listening session


Monday July 8 Vancouver Working Peers Lunch & Learn
is at the Family Solutions (East County Office)


Monday July 8, 2019
TIME:     12 noon - 1 pm
**WHERE:  Family Solutions (East county office)
2612 NE 114th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98684

Join us to learn about how Family Solutions helps provide hope and wellness for Clark County’s children and families struggling with adversity and severe trauma.

Download Flyer here


SW CHAPS Contact Card