The Way to Wellville Promotes and 

Advocates for Healthy Lifestyles in 

Clatsop County

Introducing The Way to Wellville

Our goal is to build networks through community organizing to increase access to and use of beneficial services, activities and resources to improve the health of Clatsop County residents. The following four focus areas were determined to have the greatest community benefit. Explore each category by moving your cursor over the interactive icons to learn more about the programs.

Community Wellness
Economic Opportunity
Emotional Health
Health Care Access

Featured Story

  • PHC helps people connect to services they need

    Jan 18, 2019

    By Sue Cody

    Jan. 17, 2019

    Seaside Convention Center will showcase social services Jan. 29 at the ninth annual Project Homeless Connect event.

    Open to all Clatsop County residents, Project Homeless Connect (PHC) helps people learn where to find food, shelter, clothing, health insurance, medical care, identification and much more.


    People can receive a free haircut, warm meal and clothing, says Viviana Matthews, deputy director, Clatsop Community Action (CCA). Some health services are also provided:

    • Eye checks
    • Immunizations
    • Medical screening
    • Veteran Services
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Dental checks, fillings and extractions, on a first-come, first-served basis at the Providence Seaside Hospital dental van.

    Sunset Empire Transportation District offers free bus rides all day Jan. 29.

    Matthews says 43 agencies will be represented this year, which includes volunteers from Clatsop Community College, Tongue Point Job Corps Center and high school leadership classes. More sponsors support the event this year. Sponsors are Providence Seaside Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Coastal Family Health Center, Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Sunset Empire Transportation District and CCA.

    A nationwide homeless count is required by government-funded housing agencies in the last 10 days of January, Matthews says. PHC is an avenue to collect data and to serve the population in need with services that are available to all county residents. Social service agencies benefit by connecting with each other and seeing what each is doing to better serve the community, she says.


What's New 


Put a spark back in your life:
Get out and exercise!

The Way to Wellville is working with small businesses to create Work Place Wellness Programs. One of these programs is our Way to Wellville Activity Card. If your small business is interested in starting a Work Place Wellness Program please contact us at

The Activity card is a way to help employees find what kind of exercise might work for them. We have partnered with local businesses, agencies and parks to get you started for FREE. Below are examples of what activities you can try for free here in Clatsop County. 

Front Copy of FInal Card
Final Picture of Card Back

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