Light of Hope Fund/Helping Our Neighbors



Bring Hope to Life with Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington

St. Vincent Center in Union Gap

St. Vincent Center assists thousands of families each year through our thrift store, emergency services programs, and food bank. You can assist with food distribution or donation organization.

Interested in learning more about St. Vincent Center in Union Gap? Join us for an information session about how volunteer teams bring hope to life at the Food Bank and the Thrift Store! We meet every other Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sign up here to join us:

Food Bank
: Tuesday and Friday 7:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Serve with a team to help provide food for families and individuals that are struggling.

Thrift Store:
Monday – Saturday
Join a supportive team to help provide basic needs to families.

Coats for Kids Count: Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning October 20, 2022
Help count donated coats and prepare them to be laundered.
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington 5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C in Yakima and
St. Vincent Center, 2629 Main Street in Union Gap.

Elder Services throughout Central Washington

From companionship programs and volunteer services that help with day-to-day chores to relief for overburdened caregivers, we offer services to help this often-marginalized population.

Volunteer Services
Help low-income seniors to stay in their homes by assisting with transportation, housework, and yard work. Make a big difference by giving just a few hours per week.

Senior Companions (for volunteers aged 55+)

Senior companion volunteers provide emotional support and friendship. This can mean meeting at the senior’s home, giving them rides to appointments, doing crafts or other activities, but most of all just spending time with them.

Catholic Charities Housing Services

Through affordable housing, homeownership, and a variety of resident services, we aim to reduce poverty in the communities we serve.

Self-Help Program
This “self-help” homeownership program offers first-time buyers the chance to achieve their dream of homeownership. Come alongside families to help them earn “sweat equity” in their new homes.

Check back for openings. AmeriCorps members give ten months to one year of service to support different areas where Catholic Charities is bringing hope to life.

Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps Positions:

Please go to to learn how to become a Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps Member

Your help is needed throughout our service areas, if your community is not mentioned, still let us know your intention, and we will see if we can match you with a need.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the general inquiry below: