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 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.
2012 Point in Time Servey
The Homeless Network of Yakima County has released the results of it's 2012 Point in Time Survey. To view a copy of the report please click here.
The Five Myths About Homelessness
Each week we will feature one of the Top Five Myths About Homelessness. If you would like to learn more about the myths simply click on the link at the bottom of the page.
The 2012 Point in Time Survey found 996 individuals living in Yakima County who did not have permanent shelter, of those 297 were under the age of 18.
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.
For more about the Top Five Myths click here.