Light of Hope Fund/Helping Our Neighbors

Give help and hope to those in Need

Coronavirus COVID-19: Your Health and Safety are Important to Us

Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington has been providing caring, compassionate services in Central Washington for more than 70 years. Our mission, "motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially for those most in need," is even more important at critical times like these. The poor and the vulnerable may be most at-risk during times of pandemics, without resources and a place to turn for help. We are continually assessing the needs of all we serve—children, adults, families, and seniors, while at the same time putting safeguards in place for staff and volunteers.  We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), national, state and local governmental and health authorities to maintain a safe work environment. Due to mandates for group size, all in-person groups, training, community room gatherings at housing sites and events have been cancelled. Home visits and face-to-face appointments have been moved to virtual as possible, maintaining compliance with HIPAA and required standards.  

All of our offices are closed and staff are working remotely due to the Governor's Stay at Home order; however, we continue to provide essential social, behavioral health, and emergency services.  You may contact us at:

 Yakima: 509.965.7100, Wenatchee:  509.662.6761, Richland: 509.946.4645.  

Donations Needed and Emergency Services available

St. Vincent Centers is able to provide emergency assistance with clothing, household supplies, food, diapers, and other essential needs. Call ahead to determine need and items will be boxed and ready for pick up.  Donations of items like diapers and wipes are also much needed. These can be dropped off below as well.

Union Gap:  Food Bank Tuesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

509.457.5111 - Tina

Kennewick:  Tuesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

509.783.7020 - Melissa

Both locations: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. by appointment only 

Most importantly, we ask you to join us in prayer. Please pray for the vulnerable children, families and elderly we serve and the dedicated staff who compassionately serve those in need every day. At this time of increased anxiety, please pray for God's peace in our communities and the country.  

May God bless you.   Darlene Darnell President and CEO Catholic Charities of Central Washington