While we can provide our Yakima Youth a shower, a meal, a place to wash their clothes, and a connection to community resources and support, we currently cannot provide the one truly essential service—an emergency shelter for those experiencing unsafe or unhealthy living conditions. There are currently no licensed overnight emergency beds in Yakima County for minors. With your help, we hope to change that.
Rod’s House is seeking a land use permit to build an emergency shelter for youth and young adults at 1017 E Chestnut Avenue.
The youth side of the shelter will offer eight beds to youth ages 13 to 17 for overnight stays. The young adult side of the emergency shelter will provide enhanced overnight care to young adults ages 18 to 24. Guests can stay for a single night or multiple nights and will have access to education and employment training, behavioral health care, and non-emergency medical care.
Rod’s House is pleased to work with Environmental Works Community Design Center on the architecture and landscape design for this project.