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May 7, 2019 - When Cancer Comes To Work Conference


  • Sponsor: Cancer Pathwaysand People For People
  • Purpose: A workshop discussing the best practices for effectively navigating cancer in the workplace.
  • Location: Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive Yakima, WA 98902
  • More Information: Contact Elisabeth at elisabeth@cancerpathways.org  
  • Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
March 27, 2019 - Substance Abuse Education Series - Part 3


  • Sponsor: Safe Yakima YOUTH Coalition
  • Topic: Mental Health and Substance Use "Transdiagnostically" 
  • Purpose: This four-part education series is brought to you by Safe Yakima YOUTH Coalition. Educational sessions will aid school counselors, student assistance professionals, school nurses, and those working with adolescents to better understand the current culture of substance use in the community with young people. From opioids and methamphetamine to the perception of harm, this education series will provide the most updated information from local professionals in the medical and treatment fields.
  • Location: Educational Services District 105; 33 S 2nd Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
  • More Information: Julia at julia.krolikowski@esd105.org or (509) 853-1113
  • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
April 27, 2019 - Disabled American Veterans Annual Breakfast


  • Sponsor: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 88
  • Purpose: Free to Veterans and their families! All veterans are invited to come out and fellowship with one another at their annual breakfast.
  • Location: 911 N. 15th Ave, Yakima WA 98902
  • More Information: Call 509-575-4748
  • Time: 8:00 am to Noon
March 28, 2019 - Trauma-Informed Cervical Cancer Screening in Women with Experience of Homelessness: Translating Principles Into Practice - Virtual Training


  • Sponsor:  National Healthcare for the Homeless Council
  • Purpose: Learn how you can improve services for women experiencing homelessness through trauma-informed, quality care in eight free webinars from the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council. Featuring national experts, these sessions will explore the impact of violence, sex work, and racism on women without homes as well as best practices for medical respite care, cervical cancer screening, prenatal services, and more.  
  • Topic: Trauma-Informed Cervical Cancer Screening in Women with Experience of Homelessness: Translating Principles Into Practice -  Women without homes are six times more likely to die from cervical cancer than women with housing. Learn how HCH programs can address this disparity.
  • Registration: Required - Go to the following link to register - here
  • Location: Webinar
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
March 27, 2019 - Youth Coalition


  • Sponsor: Homeless Network of Yakima County - Committee Meeting
  • Purpose: The Homeless Network of Yakima County Youth Coalition is currently working on developing policy recommendations for serving “mature minors” in shelters and administrating an extreme winter weather shelter for young adults. The Youth Coalition will be conducting community-wide planning as an awardee of the Anchor Community Initiative from A Way Home Washington. To learn more about this committee - go here.
  • Topic: Juvenile Court and the Space
  • Location: Yakima Neighborhood Health Services - 3rd Floor Paddock Room; 12 S 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Events

April 17, 2019 - Affordable Housing Committee


  • Sponsor: Homeless Network of Yakima County - Committee Meeting
  • Purpose: The Homeless Network of Yakima County Affordable Housing Committee is comprised of multiple service providers and members of the community who are associated with the development, management, and access to affordable housing in Yakima County.   The committee will assist in determining gaps in the housing continuum of care and make recommendations to the Community on how to best close those gaps in relation to the current Homeless and Housing Needs Assessment for all residents of Yakima County.  To learn more about this committee - go here.
  • Topic: Draft of Needs Assessment
  • Location: Yakima Neighborhood Health Services - 3rd Floor Paddock Room; 12 S 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
March 28, 2019 - YouthBuild Orientation


  • Sponsor:  OIC of Washington
  • Purpose: For young adults interested in the YouthBuild program to find out more information.
  • More Info: Contact: Katy Scofield 509-457-7901 or Kim Pualani 509-457-2931 
  • Location: 815 Fruitvale Blvd. Yakima, WA 98902 GED classroom
  • Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
April 24, 2019 - Substance Abuse Education Series - Part 4


  • Sponsor: Safe Yakima YOUTH Coalition
  • Topic: Understanding the Perception of Harm
  • Purpose: This four-part education series is brought to you by Safe Yakima YOUTH Coalition. Educational sessions will aid school counselors, student assistance professionals, school nurses, and those working with adolescents to better understand the current culture of substance use in the community with young people. From opioids and methamphetamine to the perception of harm, this education series will provide the most updated information from local professionals in the medical and treatment fields.
  • Location: Educational Services District 105; 33 S 2nd Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
  • More Information: Julia at julia.krolikowski@esd105.org or (509) 853-1113
  • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
April 16, 2019 - Community Engagement/Data Committee


  • Sponsor: Homeless Network of Yakima County - General Membership meeting
  • Purpose: The Community Engagement committee is working on discovering ways to further involve the community in working to solve housing and homeless issues in Yakima County including sharing data about the issue in ways that is easily understandable.
  • Topic: Communications Plan
  • Location: Yakima Neighborhood Health Services - 3rd Floor Paddock Room; 12 S 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
April 27, 2019 - #Ibelieve 5k run/walk


  • Sponsor: Comprehensive Healthcare, Aspen Victim Advocacy Services
  • Purpose: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and want to raise awareness about sexual assault. We want to engage the community in being part of the solution for ending sexual violence.
  • Location: Sarg Hubbard Park, 111 S 18th Street Yakima, WA 98901
  • More Information: Contact Debra Brockman at debra.brockman@comphc.org
  • Time: 10:00 am to 1:00pm
March 27, 2019 - Safety Planning with Women Experiencing Homelessness - Virtual Training


  • Sponsor:  National Healthcare for the Homeless Council
  • Purpose: Learn how you can improve services for women experiencing homelessness through trauma-informed, quality care in eight free webinars from the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council. Featuring national experts, these sessions will explore the impact of violence, sex work, and racism on women without homes as well as best practices for medical respite care, cervical cancer screening, prenatal services, and more.  
  • Topic: Safety Planning with Women Experiencing Homelessness - Learn how to help your clients by developing a concise, practical plan to address the dangers and challenges they face as women without homes—whatever they may be.
  • Registration: Required - Go to the following link to register - here
  • Location: Webinar
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
April 10, 2018 - General Membership meeting


  • Sponsor: Homeless Network of Yakima County - General Membership meeting
  • Purpose: The Mission of the Homeless Network of Yakima County is to advocate for the homeless people in Yakima County in order to improve their quality of life, increase public awareness of the issues of homelessness, impact public policy and prevent and end homelessness.
  • Topic: TBD
  • Location: Yakima Neighborhood Health Services - 3rd Floor Paddock Room; 12 S 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm