Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima was incorporated as a 501c3 February 2009. We developed out of a fledgling outreach ministry three years prior under the umbrella of the Vineyard Church of Yakima; we realized the need was bigger than our means. We developed to provide a platform for other churches and empathetic stakeholders within our community to join the effort and expand our ability to help.

Our current Board of Directors: • Beth Dannhardt, ED, Triumph Treatment Center - Board Chair • Roger Wilson, Principle, Wilson Real Estate & Property Management – Vice Chair • Mark Kunkler, Yakima City Legal - Board Secretary/Legal • Blaine Fielding, Private Tax Consultant – Board Treasurer • John Householder – Retired Contractor – Board Member • Tim Jensen – Chief Financial Officer – Staff • Dave Hanson – Chief Executive Officer – Staff

We've come to realize there are three ways to provide service: • Provision – Food for the hungry, housing for the homeless; meeting emergent essential needs. • Prevention – Empowering youth through wrap-around educational and service related interventions to interrupt the progression and future effects of poverty and homelessness as they become adults. • Intervention – Responsive interventions to existing sustainability gaps which address health, mental health, supervision, education and behavioral development.

Our Current Programming: Provision: We have food-banks in Yakima, Ahtanum, Wapato, Sunnyside and Mabton serving over 1700 weekly food allotments monthly. At our Yakima office located at the Vineyard Church, we operate a five-day-a-week help center to help those in the surrounding neighborhood with rent and utility assistance with an effort to prevent homelessness. We have a well-developed clothing and diaper bank at this site as well. The food and clothing banks are weekly distributions; the diaper bank operates during the last week of every month. We also have a week-day soup and sandwich day center serving an average of 92 people daily at this location. In Ahtanum, our newest operation, we have a mobile food bank operating at the Ahtanum elementary school once per month. We own the old Wapato train station where we have food distribution weekly. We lease our Sunnyside building, the old Foursquare Church there, and distribute food weekly and diapers monthly. This is a second help center serving the lower valley. In Mabton, we have a mortgage on the community center facility. We provide weekly food and clothing distribution there. We also provide a weekly backpack food distribution for 72 children in their elementary school. We provide the food to their high school in bulk, one of their classes packages the food in weekend food kits which are sealed. These kits are then delivered to the elementary school each Friday. The guidance counselor staff places these kits in the children's backpacks for weekend consumption.

Prevention/Intervention We operate two trauma informed staffed residential and education centers for youth 12 to 17 years of age. We are licensed with the State of Washington as a Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS 1A) provider; these are the only homes with this license in central Washington. Our girl's home (The Sunrise House) provides a safe housing, education and service solution for CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.) Our boy's home (The Power House) provides a safe housing solution for boys who require specialized education and clinical service solutions due to trauma and mental health related limitations, who are otherwise not successful with foster care or group homes providers. We often take in youth at age 12 and 13 who have been on the run and/or out of school for a couple years. These are youth who are sometimes already in the juvenile justice system. Anecdotally, these are youth we project will struggle with the effects of poverty as they grow and become adults; these homes are intended to prevent that from happening.