1. Participate in developing and supporting public policy toward ending homelessness.
  2. Provide a place to share ideas, concerns and resources and foster collaboration.
  3. Increase community awareness related to the causes of homelessness, the needs of homeless people and ways to end homelessness through public education and advocacy.
  4. Research and develop resources to support Network projects.
  5. Implement and annually review county-wide plans to end homelessness.

Vision

Mission

Homeless Network of Yakima County

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.

Guiding Principles

Our History

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Background

The Homeless Network of Yakima County (Network) is an association of emergency housing providers, service providers, community leaders, and any other interested person or entity who are concerned about addressing the emergency, transitional and permanent needs of the homeless.


The Network focuses on achievable strategies to move homeless individuals and families beyond shelter to permanent housing and self-sufficiency by looking at a comprehensive range of needs and developing the local capacity, through collaborative efforts, to meet these needs.