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Image of teenagers
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Empowering youth experiencing homelessness to reach their full potential for ten years.

We believe ALL YOUNG PEOPLE deserve support and the chance to succeed.

Mission: Rod's House builds authentic connections with young people, supports them in feeling respected and secure in who they are, empowers them to reach their full potential, and positively connects them to the community.

Vision: Rod's House envisions an END to youth homelessness in the Yakima Valley. To break the cycle of homelessness we will engage volunteers, donors, and the community to ensure young people's basic human needs are met and that they have a safe, stable home; permanent, positive connections; meaningful education and employment opportunities; behavioral and physical healthcare; and supports that reinforce their individual abilities.

1,500+

unique youth served at Rod's House over the past 10 years

40,000+

cumulative visits to Rod's House over the past 10 years

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Yakima’s homeless youth population has quadrupled over the past 10 years

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Current needs

The needs for Rod’s House change given the time of year. Please click here to see what we currently need.

Urgent Needs:

  • Individually packaged snacks
  • New underwear
  • Individually packaged juice, sports drinks, or water
  • Shampoo and conditioner

Upcoming events

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"At first, coming to Rod's House I felt very nervous, not knowing anyone or what to expect. After some time, I began to feel more comfortable making healthy relationships with the staff and others.

"I needed education. I'm getting help for that. I needed housing assistance. I'm getting help for that. A lot of my needs are either met by Rod's House or they point me in the right direction."

"Following their suggestions throughout my time at Rod's House, I'm volunteering my time, reading NA literature, and attending daily meetings."

"I always thought family were the people who couldn't push you away, but my family was the one who did push me away. I soon grew tired of gang banging and sleeping on the streets. That's why I come to Rod's House - it's a family of your friends. It taught me that homelessness can teach you many things, but most importantly it can teach you love."

"Through sobriety, I've obtained my license, graduated high school, as well as a treatment program. I am also working on my emotional discontent and assisting others in their road to recovery."

"Rod's House helped me with applying for jobs, emotional support, clothing, shoes, and so much more!"

"If it wasn't for the resources Rod's House provided me in my time of need, I would have no hope of creating or obtaining goals in my life."

"I have gone through a lot and to be able to sit down with the staff and be able to work out a safe plan was the best thing that could have happened. I never had a connection with people who took time out of their day to help me."

"When I first came to Rod’s House I was scared, but as soon as I entered that door I felt safe. I felt welcomed and relieved. Rod’s House has helped me grow in so many ways."

"I connected with a Case Manager at Rod's House. They helped me look at different career opportunities and guided me through the application process to Yakima Valley College. I can dream of owning my own boutique now thanks to Rod's House."

"Meeting with a Case Manager helped me get a full time job. They helped me learn the necessary skills to ace the interview and get hired on the spot. Now I can support myself, but more importantly I can provide for my two kids and fiancé."