Trauma Intervention Program resource guide

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) is a local volunteer organization that provides emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families.

TIP has developed a comprehensive Citizen Resource Guide for the Vancouver/Portland area. With permission of TIP, the Citizen Resource Guide is available for download. Clark County does not endorse and is not responsible for the actions of the Trauma Intervention Program, the information contained in the Citizen Resource Guide or the providers and businesses listed in the Citizen Resource Guide.

The TIP Citizen Resource Guide contains information related to death certificates, contact information for a variety of government and nongovernmental service providers and contact information for a variety of funeral homes in the Vancouver/Portland area.

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National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs)

The National Missing and Unidentified Person System, or NamUs, is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified and unclaimed person cases. Medical examiners use NamUs to help resolve unidentified person cases, and law enforcement uses NamUs to resolve missing person cases. 

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office enters information about unclaimed decedents to NamUs. Family members of missing persons can enter information about their loved ones into NamUs and can search the system for reports of unidentified persons.

Attorney General's Office

The Washington State Office of the Attorney General's website provides information and links to resources for Dealing with Death.

Veterans Assistance Fund

The Veterans Assistance Fund may provide burial assistance relief to qualified veterans.

Homicide Victim's Family Benefits

The Homicide Victim's Family Benefits is a part of the Crime Victims Compensation Program and may provide assistance with funeral expenses and grief-counseling sessions.