News & Events

Recent updates

Host Home Pilot

We've launched a host home pilot to match young people with temporary (up to 6 months or a year) homes for youth who are currently homeless or who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The program provides young people with space and opportunity to build independent living skills, gain stability, develop lasting relationships, and focus on goal attainment by matching our youth with a caring and supportive host home family.

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16 Young People Employed in 2019

So far in 2019, 16 young people enrolled in our education and employment program have started new jobs!

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217 Young People Served

Rod's House has served 217 unique youth and young adults this year!

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Upcoming events

Oct 11, 2019

In Their Shoes - 10 Year Celebration and Fundaiser

Location: Yakima Convention Center

5:30pm - 9:00pm

In 2018, Rod's House served 380 unique young people who visited Rod's House 5,385 times! It was literally the busiest year ever at the house, and while that is exciting, it also brought significant challenges as these young people often have complex needs. We are glad to be here to help young people find reconnect with family, find their own place to live, graduate, continue their education, or find employment.

Rod’s House relies on the generosity of donors, community support, and this event to ensure vital services remain available each year. In Their Shoes is our opportunity to engage with our supporters and the community about this work and our efforts to end youth homelessness in the Yakima Valley. This year we’ll highlight local success stories during dinner and will raise funds through some awesome games, a silent auction (back by popular request), live auction, and a raise-the-paddle.