Homeless Network of Yakima County

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Network Members on this committee 

The Goal of the Advocacy Committee is to promote and support the development of creative, proven innovations to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness. This will be accomplished by doing the following:

  • Utilize a phased approach to implementation of projects, including pilots, to begin small incremental change
  • Once a public hygiene facility has been implemented, or should an opportunity arise, address the need for public storage, dedicated RV/Vehicle parking, warming stations, and laundry facilities
  • Ensure, through community outreach, that all impacted partners are a part of the conversation including small businesses, faith-based community, elected officials and more.
  • Ensure longevity and long-term success of any projects by identifying ongoing sustainability prior to implementation
  • Partner with the Public Awareness committee to provide individuals who are unsheltered a voice in the community conversation 

The Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3pm.  For more information, see our Events page.

Advocacy Committee

Chair: Beth Dannhardt - Community Member

  • American Red Cross of Yakima
  • Anita Monoian - Community Member
  • Aspen Victim Advocacy Services
  • Catholic Charities
  • Catholic Charities Housing Services
  • City of Yakima
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Entrust Community Services
  • Generating Hope/Noah's Ark
  • Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds
  • Inversion Design Build
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - Yakima
  • Northwest Community Action Center
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • People For People
  • Rod's house
  • Sunrise Outreach Center
  • Triumph Treatment Services
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Valorie Bazard - Community Member
  • Village of Hope
  • Yakama Nation Housing Authority
  • Yakima County Department of Human Services
  • Yakima County Veteran's Services
  • Yakima Greenway Foundation
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
  • Yakima Valley Community Foundation
  • YWCA of Yakima