Homeless service contracts OK’d

YAKIMA – The Yakima County Commission Monday approved five contracts for services to the homeless.

Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will provide services to address the needs of the homeless.

Contracts for the services provided by the three entities expire on Dec. 31, 2015.

One-year contracts were approved with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Neighborhood Health Services for the provision of homelessness prevention assistance.

Funding for the homeless services is being provided via grant monies awarded to the county.

Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services in Sunnyside was awarded more than $66,500 for its services to the homeless. More than $451,000 was awarded to Neighborhood Health Services for addressing the needs of the homeless and another $115,300 was approved for its prevention assistance services. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will receive more than $115,000 for each of its contracts.

The Yakima County commissioners approved each of the contracts by a 2-0 vote.


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