Counselors assess individual guests to determine their unique circumstances and needs. We then offer them individualized assistance and referrals for employment, housing, community aid, substance abuse, recovery and other services.
YUGM offers intentional spiritual engagement for guests and clients at the Mission. We recognize that the most effective evangelism and discipleship happens in the context of relationship, and we are training staff and volunteers to share the hope of Christ with clients as the opportunity presents.
Many of the families we serve have been affected by years of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, unemployment and mental health issues. These individuals are in transition looking for a long-term solution to their current living conditions. Family Shelter takes a number of personalized and strategic steps to assist those seeking services, employment and housing.
Spiritual nourishment is a vital part of the program and individuals’ progress, and Family Shelter walks alongside their guests to keep them accountable and encouraged.
To contact our Family Shelter call 509.853.4330.
Men and women who are seeking a place to stay are welcome to at YUGM any night of the week. We currently have our shelter clients spread around campus, utilizing military tens to enlarge our sleeping space, provide fresh air, and allow greater distancing. We have a large dormitory that sleeps 40 people and numerous rooms that sleep 6-8 people each.
To register for a room, guests must sign-in at the Hub (1300 N. 1st St. in Yakima) before 7:30 PM.
To contact our Adult Shelter call 509.248.4510.
Hope begins with a meal! At YUGM, often our first point of contact with any potential client happens when someone comes to our campus for a hot meal.
We prepare approximately 500 meals on-site daily. We serve 3 meals per day Monday-Friday and 2 meals per day Saturday and Sunday, every week of the year. To view our meal times, click here.
Visit our employment page for opportunities to work in Meal Services.
To donate food for our meal services, please call 509.248.4510.
Our warehouse is filled with household items, including large furniture, car seats and baby items, small appliances, and so much more. Twice each week we open the doors for those in need to “shop” for free for items. Please bring a valid WA ID (out of State ID is allowed once). If you would like children’s items you need to bring their social security card, birth certificate, or shot records.
Each Thursday at YUGM women are welcome to pick out furniture from our warehouse free of charge. Check-in takes place in the YUGM lobby at 9 AM. A required Bible Study lasting approximately 30 minutes begins at 9:30 AM. Afterward, vouchers will be handed out to be redeemed at 1 PM at the warehouse.
Men are welcome to "shop" at the warehouse on Friday. Chapel attendance is required from 12:00 - 12:30 PM. Vouchers will be handed out directly after chapel, with shopping to follow.
Anyone in need is welcome to come by any weekday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to pick up hygiene products free of charge. Families can stop by the Family Shelter office and single men or women are encouraged to stop by the Hub for supplies.
We also have showers that are open to anyone in the community.
Mon-Fri 2:00-4:00 PM
M - F 9:30-12:00 PM
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our Family Shelter office at 509.853.4330.