The Emergency Food Assistance Program
(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
Washington Energy Assistance Fund
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
funds are available)
Winter Help Program
Assists with deposits, disconnects, and minor repairs up
to $250.00 for Gas Heated Homes.
(When funds are
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Beginnings: Disabled Migrant
Seasonal Farmworkers Job assistance and employment
training. This program includes the same support
services found in the NFJP program.
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
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
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