There are people in need and others who want to help. We're looking for both.

Housing the Homeless

With a new focus on education and supportive services for teens 12 to 18 years of age, we hope to have a significant impact toward reducing the impact of poverty with the next generation. These homes provide a safe housing solution where the basic needs of resident youth are met and they receive master’s level case management, and well as tutoring and support with their education. Learn More >

Feeding Families

We have five food, clothing and diaper banks throughout the County which feed roughly 2000 household weekly food allotments each month. We also have a daily soup and sandwich outreach located at Miller Park which feeds an average of 75 people daily. Learn More >

Mobilizing the Community

We search for and develop efficient indigenous community mobilization solutions for all of our food distribution. The daily soup and sandwich outreach, all the food banks, and our weekend elementary school food distribution are accomplished almost entirely with volunteers. Most all the food is donated by organizations like NW Harvest, OIC and Moses Lake Community Services; as well as local church and corporate providers.  Learn More >

 

Building Relationships

Building relationships is all about Networking with community partners who are either interested in, or are already working on, buidling a safe community for all our neighbors

We are interested in developing relationships to build capacity solutions and resolve sustainability gaps.   Learn More >

Welcome

Sunrise Outreach Center (SOC) of Yakima is an outreach to the hungry and homeless in Yakima County.  We started in the summer of 2006 at the Yakima Vineyard Church with a food bank called ‘Our Daily Bread.’ By fall of that same year we helped start the Extreme Weather Shelters as part of the Homeless Network of Yakima County. 

Since that fledgling start, we grew to become incorporated in Washington State as a 501c3 non-profit in February 2009. We continue to this day with provision of food to the hungry with five food banks across the County, a daily soup kitchen in the City of Yakima, and a student weekend food distribution program for 1st through 6th grades in Mabton.

In March of 2016, Sunrise Outreach was awarded a Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS) license and contract with the State of Washington, for teens between the ages of 12 and 18.  We’re changing our focus from provision of food and shelter, to add intervention and prevention strategies.  We have started two Youth Residential and Education Centers (YREC):

Power House – Housing, Education and Services Interventions
Sunrise House – Housing, Education and Services Interventions for sexually exploited/trafficked teens

When hard things happen to young people and they are unable to have a supportive environment, they can miss out on education and other essential services. YREC was developed to provide food and housing as well as medical, dental, optical and mental health support services.  We are partnered with the Yakima School System to provide an in-house computer lab and educational support to help our residents get back in school and caught up.  Specific interventions are documented with measureable goals; results are tracked and reported on with family and support services quarterly. It is our hope to reduce future homelessness and hunger through prevention.

Isaiah 58:6-9

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:

to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,

to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—

when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear,

then your righteousness will go before you,

and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. (NIV)