Yakima County

Yakima County Human Services is the lead organization working on the Anchor Community Initiative to end youth and young adult homelessness in Yakima County. The Anchor Community Initiative Core Team dedicated to completing this work includes the following member agencies and partners:

  • Camp Hope
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Catholic Charities
  • City of Yakima
  • Division of Children and Families (DCYF)
  • Education Service District 105
  • OIC of Washington
  • People for people
  • Rod’s House
  • Washington Balance of State
  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – Juvenile Rehabilitation
  • Yakima County Juvenile Court
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
  • Yakima School District
  • Yakima Union Gospel Mission
  • Youth Consumer Representatives


Melissa Holm
Anchor Community Coordinator

Whitney Carlson
Anchor Community Core Team Lead

Rachel Reynolds
Youth Action Committee Staff