Employment Vendors and Providers

Employment service providers play a key role in providing assistance to job seekers with disabilities find employment, and in helping employers find talent to match their business needs . A priority is to also create an environment of inclusiveness in the community. What’s more, employment providers can provide ongoing supports to ensure the success of people with disabilities once on the job.

​INTERESTED IN BECOMING QUALIFIED  PROVIDER? SEE information below....

Request For Qualifications / Providers

Yakima Health District (YHD) announces the opportunity to provide Employment Services to adults with developmental disabilities in Yakima County. Services are to be provided to adults who are enrolled with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).  

Completed Yakima Health District Developmental Disabilities RFQP Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year at Yakima Health District. Please see below for more information and the vendor contract.

Employment and Community Access Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities RFQP:

Request For Qualifications- Individualized Technical Assistance (ITA)

Yakima Health District (YHD) seeks qualified providers to provide Individualized Technical Assistance to employed or seeking-to-be-employed adults with developmental disabilities in Yakima County.  Services are to be provided to adults who are enrolled with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). 

Completed Yakima Health District Developmental Disabilities ITA Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year at Yakima Health District. Send completed RFQ ITA Apps to dd@co.yakima.wa.us

A review committee will review all applications and make final determination of qualified providers using a review tool. Yakima Health District reserves the right to reject all requests and re-advertise for additional requests for qualifications.

Download the RFQ ITA Application. 

Send completed RFQ ITA Applications to dd@co.yakima.wa.us by December 6, 2019 for contracts beginning in January 1, 2020.

The Yakima Health District currently contracts with the following adult agencies to provide IE, GSE, CI, CDS and ITA throughout Yakima County.

Agency Name/Address:Director/Contact:Phone/Fax:
Community SEEDS
P.O. Box 1129
Zillah, WA 98953
Linda Fox, Executive Director
Seeds.yv@gmail.com 
509-731-7761
Elmview
P.O. Box 66
Ellensburg, WA 98926-0066
Yakima office: 306 South 12th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Bruce Tabb, Executive Director
bruce@elmview.org
Martin S. Cervantes, Program Manager-Elmview
martin@elmview.org


509-925-6124
509-962-5883(fax)
Entrust
P.O. Box 9727
213 South 11th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Tom Gaulke, Executive Director
gaulket@entrustcs.org
Caole Miller Rhodes, Director of Programs
rhodesc@entrustcs.org 
Yakima, WA 98908

509-453-4756
509-453-1614(fax)
509-834-2966
MRJN Associates LLC
1841 Gap Rd.
Granger, WA 98932
Rose Almanza, Senior Officer
mrjnassociates@hotmail.com 
509-439-9660
Peopleworks
P.O Box 8251
Yakima, WA 98901
Sam J. Ankney, Manager
peopleworks@nwinfor.net 
509-930-7073



Compass Career Solutions
314 South 12th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902




Yakima Specialties 
1819 West "J" Street
Yakima, WA 98902
Paul Vose Employment Director
pvose@slstart.com
Tisha Bryant, Program Supervisor
tbryant@careersbycompass.com 



Tom Gannon, Director
tomg@yakimaspecialties.com
Tammy Haltherman, Group Support
Linda Parrish, Individual Support

509-907-0116




509-453-0386
509-453-1279 (fax)
509-453-0386 ext.115
509-453-0386 ext. 120

Yakima Health District also relies on the assistance and support of partnerships from the supporting agencies below.