Chair - Beth Dannhardt

  • ​Blaine & Preciosa Tamaki Foundation 
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Catholic Charities Housing Services
  • Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
  • City of Yakima
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Beth Dannhardt - Community Member
  • Brenna Suhm  - Community Member
  • Chelsey Michel - Community Member
  • Heather Simmons - Community Member
  • Isaac Grey - Community Member
  • Mary Stephenson - Community Member
  • Steve Hill - Community Member
  • Comprehensive Healthcare
  • Generating Hope/Noah's Ark
  • Inversion Design Build
  • Northwest Community Action Center
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • People For People
  • Rod's house
  • Triumph Treatment Services
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Yakima County
  • Yakima Greenway Foundation
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
  • Yakima Valley Community Foundation
  • Yakima Valley Libraries
  • YWCA of Yakima

Advocacy 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 1pm.