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  • Title: Home
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to main content.. The Homeless Network of Yakima County.. Working for the Homeless - A Continuum of Care.. Home.. About Us.. News Events.. Help Now.. Advocacy Project.. Are You Homeless.. Contact Us.. Resource Library.. 2013.. Current Members.. Join.. Upcoming Events.. Archive.. Volunteer.. Donate.. Wish Lists.. Self Sufficiency.. Winter Shelter.. Other Resources.. Yakima County.. History.. Welcome!.. Thank you.. For your support of.. local extreme weather shelters.. We're getting ready for Point in Time/Project Homeless Connect.. Read more of the report in our link.. 2013 Annual Report to the Community.. Our annual event, Point in Time/Project Homeless Connect is scheduled for January 30, 2014 We need volunteers to help conduct surveys,  ...   working with people who are homeless or have been homeless, people who work with the homeless and people in the community who support the work to prevent and reduce homelessness.. The season of giving is starting, and your contribution can mean so much.. Please consider donating gently used items such as sleeping bags, shoes and warm clothing, gloves and hats, small utensils and new items such as socks and underwear, tarps and ziplock baggies.. Please excuse our web construction.. You might not find items in their usual place.. We are organizing and editing our page to serve our community.. Change is progress!.. ©2007 Homeless Network of Yakima County.. All rights reserved..

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  • Title: About Us
    Descriptive info: The Homeless Network of Yakima County is a consortium of providers who serve the homeless and work together to reduce homelessness by 50% in Yakima County by 2014.. If you are in need of housing or other services please call 211 or the 107 House at 509-249-6232.. The Homeless Network of Yakima County is working to reduce homelessness in Yakima County.. Mission.. The mission of the Homeless Network of Yakima County is to advocate for the homeless people of Yakima County in order to improve the quality of life, increase public awareness of homeless issues, impact public policy, and end homelessness.. Vision.. The Homeless Network will use the Housing First Model with wraparound support services to move homeless individuals and families off the streets, into shelter, and on to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.. The Network will collaborate and coordinate with homeless service providers and stakeholders to end homelessness.. The  ...   to the 10-Year Plan click.. here.. Objectives.. - Reduce the number of homeless families.. - Reduce the number of non-chronically homeless individuals.. - Reduce the number of chronically homeless individuals.. - Reduce the number of homeless youth.. - Conduct adequate data collection and planning to efficiently manage limited resources for homelessness.. Strategies.. - Develop, enhance, and expand affordable housing stock.. - Prevent homelessness from occurring.. - Increase household income.. - Improve access to health services.. The National Coalition for the Homeless published a.. Fact Sheet.. stating that for those with limited skills or experience, opportunities for jobs that pay a living wage are very limited.. Additionally, many members of the homeless population have to combat barriers such as limited transportation and reduced access to educational and training programs.. In such a competitive environment, the difficulties of job seeking as a homeless person can be almost insurmountable barriers to employment..

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  • Title: News & Events
    Descriptive info: Check here for news and information about up coming Homeless Network of Yakima County events.. You can find information about past news and information items in the Archive page.. Homeless Network of Yakima County.. Upcoming Schedule for Outreach Training.. WELCOME! We are continuing our OUTREACH TRAINING With Actual Outreach!.. BEFORE TRAINING.. Everyone interested needs to call or email Ellie Lambert to let us know the dates and times you will be attending training.. Please read and sign the Volunteer Aggrement and bring it with you to your first training date.. Volunteers will need to bring the folder they received in the kick off training.. BE PREPARED.. Wear warm, cofortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and a pair of sturdy boots.. Event 1.. STREET/SERVICES TRAININGS.. Mondays, 1 pm.. at the Yakima Transit Center.. Tuesdays, 10 am.. at Sunrise Outreach.. Wednesdays, 5:30 pm.. at Union Gospel Mission.. Spacer.. Event 2.. CAMPS TRAININGS.. Mondays 10 am- 12 pm.. Parking lot of Sunrise Outreach.. Thursday, November 14th 8 am-10 am..  ...   *HAND WARMING PACKETS*SILVERWARE(PLASTIC, TOO)*.. Please contact us if you would like someone to speak to your roganization about homeless and the work of the Homeless Network of Yakima County.. Table Of Contents.. Side Content.. POINT IN TIME.. PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT.. Point in Time/Project Homeless Connect is scheduled for January 30, 2014.. The Homeless Network of Yakima County holds this event to determine the number of people who are homeless in Yakima County.. There are actually four event sites that have services and resources available to people in need.. This year, we are training people to assist in identifying people out in the field who might not make it to a site.. Donations of clothing, survival gear, and other essentials are greatly needed.. Volunteers for preparation and working at the event sites are also needed.. There is a lot do do to get ready for this important event.. Please contact Ellie for more details.. Sign Up.. Join Our Mailing List.. Ellie Lambert.. elizabeth.. lambert@co.. yakima.. wa.. us.. (509) 574-1547..

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  • Title: Help Now
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  • Title: Advocacy Project
    Descriptive info: What is the advocacy Project?.. People who are homeless sometimes feel that decisions are made for them, not WITH them.. People in the community want to know more about the reality of homelessness but don't know where to look.. We want to encourage a dialogue about homelessness that includes community members, policy makers and people who are homeless.. because homelessness effects everyone.. Listen.. Although people who are homeless are aften talked about  ...   to tell.. Engage.. People in the community who are not homeless can have the opportunity to learn more about the.. Be a Part of the Advocacy Project.. Become a part of the Advocacy Project.. Help in creating a message in support of addressing the issues of homelessness in Yakima County.. Get information about legislation that effects the issues of homelessness both locally and state wide.. Talk about solutions that include the community..

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  • Title: Are You Homeless
    Descriptive info: Are you Homeless?.. Local homeless assistance agencies provide a range of services including shelter, food, housing, counseling and job skills programs.. For more information about services for those who are homeless, use the links located in the green bar above the headline.. If you are in need of housing or other services please call 211.. You can also call or visit the Homeless Resource Center, they are located at 107 S.. 6th Ave.. in Yakima, 509-249-6232..

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  • Title: Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Yakima County Department of Human Services.. 128 North 2nd St.. Yakima County Court House, Rm.. 102.. Yakima, WA 98901.. Phone: 509-574-1522.. Fax: 509-574-1521.. tim.. sullivan@co..

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  • Title: Resource Library
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  • Title: 2013 Annual Report to the Community
    Descriptive info: The Homeless Network is excited to announce the release of the.. 2013 Report to the Community.. Introduction.. The health of a community can be measured simply by the well-being of its least able.. Long-term homelessness cuts an average of 20 years off the lifespan of a homeless person.. It also reduces their productivity and increases the burden their presence places on the community.. In short, homelessness exacts a cost on everyone – those with shelter and those without.. During a broadcast of.. A Prairie Home Companion..  ...   has been conscripted by a church lady into helping the homeless at a nearby shelter.. The activity quickly becomes the man’s favorite time of the week.. "One of the first things Mr.. Lundberg noticed," Keillor says, "is how much the homeless are like everybody else.. ".. Understanding the connections that exist between the homeless and the larger community is the first step in finding workable solutions that meet the needs of both groups.. These needs include safety and security as well as shelter.. 2013 Annual Report.. pdf..

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  • Title: Current Members
    Descriptive info: Current Network Members.. The following organizations are registered members of the Homeless Network of Yakima County:.. Catholic Charities Housing Services.. Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health.. Elmview.. EnTrust.. ESD 105.. Generating Hope.. Friday Night Live.. Landmark Management Services.. Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services.. Next Step Housing.. Northwest Community Action Center.. Northwest Justice Project.. Office of  ...   Salvation Army.. Southeast Community Center.. St.. Vincent Centers.. Sunrise Outreach Center.. Triumph Treatment Services.. United Way of Central Washington.. Vet Center/Veteran's Administration.. Washington State Department of Corrections.. Yakima CSO - DSHS.. Yakima Housing Authority.. Yakima Interfaith Coalition - La Casa Hogar.. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services.. Yakima Valley Chapter American Red Cross.. Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic.. YWCA..

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  • Title: Join
    Descriptive info: Join The Network..

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