Homeless Services

Fighting homelessness in our communities is one of our primary objectives. Our core philosophy is to address the complete health and care of homeless individuals and families. This approach is cost-effective and successful because the needs of the whole person are treated.

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Neighborhood Connections

Neighborhood Connections is the nerve center of Neighborhood Health’s Homeless and Housing Services division where outreach staff and case managers work daily to end homelessness. Our case managers and medical, dental, and behavioral health staff are located at 102 S. Naches Ave in Yakima to serve those experiencing housing instability.

For more information call:

Yakima: (509) 834-2098 or (509) 249-6232

Sunnyside: (509) 837-8200 or (509) 515-0580

You are eligible for services if:

  • You stay with friends or relatives, sleeping on sofas or doubling up with others.
  • You go to a shelter or other short-term housing like the Mission, Calvary Rescue, or YWCA.
  • You were homeless before entering a treatment facility.
  • You live outdoors — on the street or in any type of vehicle — somewhere without running water or heat.
  • You used to be homeless but now reside in a supportive housing program and see a case manager regularly.
Medical Respite Care

Medical Respite Care

This program provides recuperative housing for homeless people either not sick enough to be hospitalized or recently discharged from the hospital or same-day surgery center for whom it would be unsafe to return to the streets. We have significantly reduced hospital readmissions under this program, which saves money on health care expenses.

Respite staff includes a registered nurse, behavioral health specialist, outreach worker, care coordinator/case manager, and housing specialist, all supported by medical and dental providers.

If you know someone in need of medical respite care, call 509-249-6232.

Homeless Housing

Neighborhood Health has a successful track record of preventing homelessness by keeping families in danger of losing their housing in their homes. If you experience any housing instability, we can help by working with landlords and available state and federal housing programs.

Permanent, supportive housing is the best model for housing the chronically homeless. We have relationships with many landlords who lease with us to house the homeless. If you are a landlord and interested in this program, called Master Lease, call 509-249-6232.

Once housed, our clients receive regular case management from trained staff who help them make the right decisions to continue the path to self-sufficiency.

Other Services

Permanent Supportive Housing at the Rhonda D. Hauff Resource Center

  • Transportation Assistance
  • Self-sufficiency

Basic needs and hygiene products

For more information, call (509) 249-6232.