Men and women who turn to us for safety and to meet basic needs in an emergency are often taking the first step towards a new life and the Guest Services staff are there to welcome them. Guest Services include:
- Hot meals served:
- Breakfast: 7:00 am to 7:30 am
- Chapel 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
- Lunch 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
- Dinner:5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
- Breakfast: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
- Dinner: 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
- Overnight shelter
- Clean clothing
- Personal hygiene items
- One-on-one counseling
- Chapel services (for both men and women)
More importantly, men and women coming through the doors of the Shelter find care, compassion and respect. The staff’s goal is to follow Jesus’ example to love and serve one another. This results in lives being changed from the inside out.
The Mission kitchen serves an average of 450 meals to our guests. We receive donations from local grocery stores, caterers and individuals. The donations of food allow us to be able to feed the body as well as the soul. During the holiday season special efforts are made to create wonderful holiday meals. During the holidays there is usually an increase in the number of meals served. Volunteers are always needed, so if you would like to help or donate any food items please give us a call 509-248-4510.
Food Service Job Opening:
- Evening Head Cook (Job Description)
The Yakima Union Gospel Mission was founded with the intent to shelter men sleeping on the street. Today, not only do we provide shelter for men, but also for single women and families. Our family shelter has rooms that allow the families to stay together.
Men’s and Women’s Emergency Shelter
The overnight Shelter is a branch of the Union Gospel Mission that provides nutritious meals, fresh clothes, and clean beds to those that find themselves in need. Each night men and women sign up for their bed and have a hot meal before attending chapel given by one of the local supporting churches. An average 100 to 130 men and women find shelter at the Union Gospel Mission each night. Additional services available to the homeless are Spanish chapel services, mail services, clothing/baggage storage, and referrals to day worker positions within the community.
We are able to provide a place for up to 140 men to sleep.
The Women’s shelter has 16 beds to shelter single women.
Family Emergency Shelter
Family Shelter works with families on a short-term basis. Families in crisis are offered transitional housing for a 7 to 30 day temporary stay. Family Shelter has 17 “family” rooms where most include a queen or double bed in addition to one or more bunk beds. We also have cribs or pack n plays for infants and toddlers. The Family Shelter is one of the few facilities in Yakima that accepts women with male children up to age 18.
The families staying in the Family Shelter are also served three meals each day and receive counseling, clothing, and personal care items. Many of the families we serve have been affected by years of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, unemployment, and mental health issues. These families are in transition looking for long-term solution to their living conditions. Family Shelter provides them with leads to find work and housing.
For more information about the Family Shelter contact us or call 509-853-4330.
For the Men's Shelter contact us or call 509-248-4510.
Food boxes are distributed to needy families Monday, Wednesday and Friday. During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mission distributes about 500 Thanksgiving food boxes to needy families in the valley. (Each box includes a turkey and the fixings for a complete meal.)
Boxes of food are available to needy families for emergency purposes. Boxes usually include canned goods, dry goods, fresh vegetables, milk and meat when available. Contents will vary depending on availability of stock. If you know of a family or a mother who has children, who needs an emergency food box, have them call the Mission at 509-248-4510 to set-up up an appointment. If you would like to donate food for the boxes please give us a call at 509-248-4510 or drop off the food at the Mission.
1220 N 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98901
- Men: Men can come Monday through Friday and get clothing, regardless of whether or not they stay at the Mission.
- Family Shelter: Families that come into the Shelter are helped with clothing needs that they may have.
- Ladies Day: Women can come Thursday mornings to Madison House for clothing vouchers and household items.
Ladies Day Procedure at Madison House
- Check in from 8 to 9 a.m.
- Bible Study from 9 to 10 a.m.
- Vouchers are given for clothing to be picked up from the Olde Lighthouse Shoppe and furniture/household items. (Some limits apply.)
The Yakima Union Gospel Mission provides evangelistic Chapel services 5 times a day. There are two in Spanish; two in English and one for the Family Shelter. The services are held at 12:00 noon before lunch and at 7:30 pm before bedtime. A variety of evangelical Churches participate in our chapel services and are coordinated by our Chaplain and Family Shelter Director.
In addition to the Chapel services we have daily Bible classes in the mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday. Each Thursday morning from 7:00-8:30 am the Mission offers a prayer breakfast open to the community. A time of fellowship and Bible studies dealing with a variety of subjects are offered. All are biblically educated and offer years of pastoral and counseling experience.
To volunteer to lead chapel services or receive more information, contact:
English/Spanish Men's Chapel Services: Keven 509-853-4310
Family Shelter Chapel Services: Janet 509-853-4330
Please email us for further information, or call:
Keven (509) 853-4310
YUGM Emergency Services
1300 North First Street
Yakima, WA 98901
Tel. (509) 248-4510
We always need volunteers willing to clean and help prepare food.
Toilet Paper - how much we use!
(Kitchen/Dining Room and Pantry Needs)
Aluminum foil- 18”
Beef/chicken soup base
Coffee cups- 8oz
Disposable gloves L/XL Kitchen brooms
Fish - Canned, fresh, frozen
Garbage bags – 60 Gallon
Heavy rubber gloves XL
Meat - All types, fresh or frozen
plastic cups- 8 OZ
Plates: 9” and 6”
Serving scoops 2/3/4 oz
Shop push brooms
Vegetables: Canned, Fresh, Frozen
Wire scouring pads/SOS
Bed sheets - single/twin, fitted and flat
Diapers- Size 3/4/5
Feminine napkins – not pantyliners
Gloves- All sizes
Jackets/Sweatshirts: All sizes and types
Socks- Men, Women, Children all sizes
Shampoo/Conditioner (All sizes)
Shoes- All sizes, sneakers/flip flops/winter boots
Summer weight blankets
Tissues- Kleenex, Facial
Towels/Wash clothes- all sizes
Underwear- Men, Women, Children all sizes
- For the staff, New Life program participants and volunteers to work efficiently in harmony and unity as they serve the guests.
- Chaplain: That people will come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, that our teachers will be encouraged and blessed while serving, and that we will continue to have enough teachers to present the Gospel during chapel.
- For job opportunities for the girls that are working so hard to find employment.
- For a guest who left us and has returned to their drug life. May God protect and bring them to Himself.