Information for Providers

The following requirements apply to all providers funded by Yakima County, or voluntarily participating in Coordinated Entry.

Utilizing CE for service provision (with the exception of shelters and DV services)

Please see Coordinated Entry Guidelines (coming soon).

Attending CE Provider Team meetings

Policy Team meetings occur on the first Thursday of every month at 3:30 PM.

Provider Team meetings occur on the third Thursday of every month at 3:30 PM and are restricted to registered HMIS providers to protect client confidentiality.

Attending and documenting required CE Trainings

The following trainings are required for respective CE groups, but are recommended for all staff participating in CE programs. Attendance to trainings must be documented.

CE Access Points

The following trainings must be completed on an annual basis by all staff who administer assessments. Trainings may be in person, a live or recorded online session, or reading material. The Policy Team is responsible for ensuring that these trainings are done.

  • Review of CE policies and procedures
  • How to use assessment information to determine prioritization
  • Criteria for uniform decision-making and referrals

YYA Access Points

The following trainings must be completed at least every three years by all CE staff at YA specific Access Points.

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Harm Reduction
  • Trauma Informed Services
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Confidentially Training/Information

Recommended Trainings for all CE staff at YA specific Access Points include but are not limited to:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Supporting victims of sexual and/or domestic violence
  • Working with commercially sexually exploited youth
  • Professional boundaries
  • Case management
  • Working with youth with child welfare and/or juvenile justice involvement
  • Educational rights of students experiencing homelessness
  • Fair Housing

Programs funded by CHG

The following trainings must be completed at least every three years by all CHG funded staff that provide direct services, supervise direct service staff, and manage homeless grants.

  • Trauma Informed Services
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Supporting survivors of domestic violence
  • Review of CE policies and procedures
  • Fair Housing
  • Housing first, rapid rehousing, progressive engagement, and diversion