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Program Services:

Community Services
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
(TEFAP)-[WA] and (TEFAP)-[USDA]. This program is aimed at increasing the nutrition levels of participating families. OIC of Washington’s food bank is the central distribution agency for Yakima County and distributes food commodities to nine other food banks through out the area. OIC of Washington's Food Bank is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Households can receive food twice a month under this funding source. Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest are also large contributors to the OIC Food Bank and food received from these two sources can be received at any time the Food Bank is open, based on availability of products.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) (Yakima, Grant and Adams Counties) This program helps insure that families will have heat during winter heating months. They may also assist with repairs to non-working heat sources.

Low Income Bill Assistance (LIBA/PPL Bill Assistance)
Assist Electrically Heated homes with a discount on kilowatt usage over the first 600 kilowatts used. Program runs from November through April each year. Sign-up is year round.

Energy Assistance & Low Income Weatherization (PacifiCorp) Our partnership with PacifiCorp administers programs designed to assist families to better budget monies and conserve energy through education. The Rate Reduction Program assists families by registering them with PacifiCorp for a reduced energy cost.

Washington Energy Assistance Fund (WEAF)
Every year, Cascade contributes $800,000 to assist low-income customers with paying their natural gas bill. The money is allocated and dispersed to 13 Washington community action agencies located in Cascade’s service territories.. (When funds are available)

Winter Help Program
Assists with deposits, disconnects, and minor repairs up to $250.00 for Gas Heated Homes. (When funds are available)

Southeast Yakima Community Center
Programs: Senior Foot Care, Emergency Food Pantry, 100 Jobs for 100 Kids, Mentoring, Tutoring, Senior Nutrition, Summer Youth Park, Recording Studio, Dance/Drama, Non Medical Emergency Transportation, Senior Fitness, Summer Youth GYM, Computer Lab, Science Adventures, After School, Triple Double Basketball.

Housing
Our Housing department is funded by several government programs to reduce the burden of rising home and energy costs on households. We also assist in home ownership, energy efficiency and repairs.

Homes for sale
Newly constructed single family homes are approximately 1,236 sq ft plus an attached two car garage. Each house has three bedrooms, 2 baths, central heat and air, wall to wall carpet and front and back covered patios. All have fenced back yards and lawns. Some have gas heat and others are all electric, and all have been built to the latest State Energy Efficiency standards.

Weatherization
OIC of Washington’s Weatherization programs reduces energy costs for low-income households while conserving energy for our community.

Minor Home Repair
This program provides requirements to clients through cost effective solutions for conducting repairs and/or residential retrofits.

Employment and Training

Washington Farmworker Investment Program (NFJP) Grant awarded under U.S. Department of Labor Title 1, Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), this program provides employment-related services to eligible workers and their families in Washington State.

High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
OIC of Washington’s HEP can help you obtain your GED though the Migrant or Seasonal Farmworker Program.

New Beginnings: Disabled Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers Job assistance and employment training. This program includes the same support services found in the NFJP program.

WIA Youth Program (WIA-1B): Young Adult services in Upper Yakima and Kittitas Counties. A customer-driven program, the goal is to complete education, prepare for post-secondary, and attain occupational skills to gain employment.

YouthBuild A United States Department of Labor funded program.   YouthBuild Yakima is a full time, six (6) month course that helps youth, ages 18 to 24, earn their GED or High School diploma.


The Prosperity Center
A division of Opportunities Industrialization Center, is a financial planning organization that prides itself on unparalleled service and performance. We are committed to providing professional advice and strategies to assist you on your road to financial independence. Our services are always tailored to your unique needs.

Foster Care Licensing; Provides licensing and training services for potential foster parents.

Yakima Music en Acción (YAMA) is a music program. The goal is to use music education to disrupt cycles of poverty for children and families in need.


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OIC of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.
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