Coordinated Entry

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What is Coordinated Entry (CE)?

Coordinated Entry is the county-wide intake, prioritization, and referral system used to get resources to those with the highest need, regardless of where they are. Coordinated Entry takes the guesswork out of accessing services, introducing a "no wrong door" policy by offering multiple Access Points across our community. Once an individual experiencing homelessness completes a Coordinated Entry intake at any of our county-wide Access Points, they will be eligible for services from across our confidential network of providers.

Is the personal information I share with CE providers private?

Yes! We value the privacy and safety of everyone we serve. Like a doctor's office visit, the information entered in to Coordinated Entry is stored in a confidential database that cannot be accessed by anyone who is not a registered case manager within our Coordinated Entry system. Additionally, discussing this information with anyone outside of that confidential provider network is prohibited, and can result in the termination of database access privileges.

How do I get into Coordinated Entry?

If you are experiencing homelessness and want to get connected with housing placement programs in Yakima County, please contact any of our CE Access Points:

Upper Valley (Yakima)

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Neighborhood Health Connections
Address: 102 S Naches Ave, Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 249-6232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lower Valley (Sunnyside)

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Neighborhood Health Connections
Address: 617 Scoon Rd, Sunnyside, WA 98944
Phone: (509) 515-0576
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lower Valley (Toppenish)

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Northwest Community Action Center
Address:706 Rentschler Ln. Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone:  (509) 865-7630
Hours: Monday-Friday,

Youth and Young Adults (anyone age 18-24)

Rod's House
Resource Center
Address: 204 S Naches Ave, Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 895-2665
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Download Coordinated Entry Flyer here

How does CE function?

In 2019, Yakima County's Coordinated Entry process integrated with Interagency Resources for Individuals with Significant Behavioral Health Needs (IRIS). The resulting structure has three bodies: the Policy Team, the Provider Team, and the Interdisciplinary Team. 

Coordinated Entry Structure