This is the nerve center of Neighborhood Health’s Homeless and Housing Services division where outreach staff and case managers work daily to end homelessness. Co-located with the Neighborhood Connections Clinic (see below) at 102 S. Naches Ave. For more information, call 249.6232.
Our core philosophy is to integrate care for homeless individuals and families. This approach is cost-effective and successful because the needs of the whole person are treated.
Neighborhood Connections Clinic:
We operate Neighborhood Connections at 102 S. Naches in Yakima, where anyone experiencing housing instability can seek medical, dental or behavioral health care.
You are eligible for these services if:
- You stay with friends or relatives, sleeping on sofas or doubling up with others. Maybe you go to a shelter or other short-term housing like the Mission, Calvary Rescue or YWCA. Maybe you were homeless before entering a treatment facility. Or maybe you know of someone else in these circumstances.
- Anyone living outdoors — on the street or in any type of vehicle — somewhere without running water or heat, is homeless. Even if you used to be homeless but now reside in a supportive housing program and see a case manager regularly, Neighborhood Connections can help.
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.
Respite staffing includes a registered nurse, behavioral health specialist, outreach worker, care coordinator/case manager and housing specialist, all supported by medical and dental providers.
We have significantly reduced hospital readmissions under this program, which saves money on health care expenses. If you know someone in need of medical respite care, call 509.249.6232.
If you’re still unsure, give us a call in Yakima at 834.2098 or 249.6232. In Sunnyside, call 837.8200 or 515.0580.
Prevention of Homelessness. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services has a successful track record of 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. 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 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.
- Transitional living at the Rhonda D. Hauff Resource Center
- Transportation Assistance
- Basic needs and hygiene products