Chairs - Kellie Connaughton and Cheri Kilty

A Way Home Washington
Alicia Lee-Colasurdo
Aspen Victim Advocacy Services
Beth Dannhardt
Blue Mountain Action Council
Bruce Whitmore
Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Housing Services
Central Washington Home Builders Association
City of Selah
City of Sunnyside
City of Yakima
Community Health Plan of Washington
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Entrust Community Services
Generating Hope/Noah's Ark
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
Henry Beauchamp Community Center
Hildegarto Gonzalez
Jeremy McLaughlin
Justice Housing Yakima
Juvenile Rehabilitation
Kurt Highes Multi-Home Design
Larry and Cherryl Fournier
Marlene Cousens
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Yakima
Next Step Housing
Northwest Cooperative Development Center
Office of Congressman Dan Newhouse
Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing
OIC of Washington
People For People
Pride Foundation
Richard Welke
Rob Leaming
Rod's House
Senator Murray's Office
Shannon Fournier
Steve Hill
Sunrise Outreach Center
Town of Harrah
Triumph Treatment Services
United Way of Central Washington
Valorie Bazard
Washington State Department of Commerce
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Yakima County
Yakima County Department of Public Service
Yakima County Health District
Yakima County Juvenile Court
Yakima County Veteran's Services
Yakima Greenway Foundation
Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Housing Authority
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity
YWCA of Yakima

Committee Membership - 2020

‚ÄčThe goal of the Collaborative Solutions Task Force is to support and influence ongoing community efforts to address the development of affordable housing and reduce the number of individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

  • Advocate and Engage the community in effective strategies and evidence-based practices; i.e.  Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Engage partners who have not traditionally been at the table to ensure all aspects of the issues are addressed and all voices are heard such as service clubs, business groups, and chambers.
  • Dispel myths, fears, and misunderstandings surrounding the issue of homelessness via strategic community interactions and community education.
  • Promote and support the development of creative, proven innovations such as public storage, dedicated RV/Vehicle parking, warming stations, laundry facilities, and public hygiene stations.
  • Reach out to non-housing sectors (such as Education and Criminal Justice) to improve coordinated and integrated care.

Collaborative Solutions Task Force

Homeless Network Logo

Homeless Network of Yakima County