You, our partners, have shown a commitment to making sure every client, family, medical patient, and student knows that it is Christ’s love for them that compels you to partner with the Mission. That transforming love has had an impact on the community. Here’s how…
Only Jesus can change a life. That is why the Yakima Union Gospel Mission is committed to intentional spiritual engagement, gospel presentations, Bible Study, and discipleship with clients. Jesus modeled grace and truth in perfect balance. He was regularly in the company of prostitutes, tax collectors, and criminals. yet His message was always clear: I AM the way. Repent, believe, and be saved. I have come that they might have life to the fullest.
Most of our clients come to us with a significant amount of trauma and abuse in their background. They feel broken and lack the healthy relationships. We believe that healing for these clients begins in the context of relationship: relationships to one another, relationship to Jesus, relationship to the Church and relationship to the community.
Jesus calls us to love our neighbor. Yakima Union Gospel Mission understands that mandate as a call to not only care for the hurting, but to show love, respect, and compassion to our physical neighbors too. Businesses along North First Street and Naches Ave are especially hard hit by the impact of street homelessness in Yakima. We want to make a difference for our city friends and partners at all levels.
We don’t stop at getting our clients housing. We want to ensure that they enter the workforce, complete school, and recognize that they have something to give back to their communities. Through our programs, clients have found long-lasting employment and self-sufficiency.
How we provided meals, shelter, and emergency care changed drastically with the threat of coronavirus. In order to protect our population, we headed outdoors to give our clients ample spacing, fresh air, and sunshine, in accordance with the CDC. Thanks to our medical professionals at our clinic, we were able to screen, test, and quarantine symptomatic guests effectively keeping our positive cases to a minimum on campus.
Yakima Union gospel Mission is a resource for those who are poor, vulnerable, at-risk, hurting, homeless, discouraged, and in need of some support to get on their feet. We are specialists in providing warp-round care. Graduates from our programs are 4x more likely to maintain sobriety than traditional detox programs.
LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR
Joyce courageously answered God’s call to serve the homeless in the midst of a pandemic!
A LIGHT SHINES IN THE NIGHT
“I learned that I matter,” Yolanda expressed with tears in her eyes.
GOD IS HERE
Luis came to the Mission to get meals and a place to sleep while he got on his feet.