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.
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 10-Year Plan
The Network developed a Ten Year Plan in 2004 designed to reduce homelessness in Yakima County 50% by the year 2015. The Network is close to this goal. Numbers ofpeople identified as homeless have decreased for these population groups:
To view the most recent update to the 10-Year Plan clickhere.