Generating Hope
A Place to Go When There's Nowhere Else to Go...

Welcome to Generating Hope’s major project, Noah’s Ark, providing the only emergency overnight shelter and multi-service drop-in center for chronic homeless and individuals/families at risk on the Yakama Indian Reservation and in Yakima’s lower valley.

Our shelter is located in the rural community of Wapato, WA – about 18 miles from required community-based services located in the city of Yakima.

Noah’s Ark offers year around, non-judgmental assistance to homeless, many addicted to drugs and alcohol, and impoverished who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn because they lack transportation to reach Yakima.

In one of the poorest regions in the State of Washington, our Ark provides a sanctuary dedicated to a sense of dignity and offering hope with services that include a clothing bank, a central location where collaborative community partners can travel to Wapato, clients are served 3 warm meals per day through Project Meal Time and, when needed, emergency overnight shelter for men and women.

We must operate not only during the cold weather months, but throughout the year, offering shelter from the heat of summer, where dehydration can be as much a threat as the freezing cold of winter weather. We support all spirituality – as a foundation for recognizing diversity and instilling caring for one another. Our painted mural is the combined work of homeless artisans and community efforts.  You can see the story of our mural project, reflecting  the spiritual impact of our efforts and the creative synergy of working together.

In 2012, United Way of Central Washington honored Generating Hope’s commitment to homeless and impoverished with a Community Impact Award.

Our goal remains to provide a place of solace and sanctuary: offering nourishment to the soul, body, and mind -- recognizing the dignity of people and their need of community -- dedicated to meeting basic human needs and a path back to their families and communities.

 If you are interested in making a donation you can give to help support the mission of Generating Hope. You can give by:
"MAIL" Please send your Donation to:

Generating Hope
PO Box 1562
98907 Yakima, WA


"Serve the least of these ..." Matthew 25:40

Our Third Annual
Treasure of the Valley Fundraiser

September 12 beginning at 6 pm

Treveri Cellars,
711 Gangl Road,
Wapato, WA 98951

Musical Talents of Violinist Kathy Dobley,
Catering by Classic Events
and Guest Auctioneer Mark VanKommer.

Please join us for a spectacular evening on Treveri Cellars' grounds, recognized nationally for its sparkling wine, and enjoy choice Hors d'oeuvres, a lawnside concert of pop, classical, folk and other music with violinist Kathy Dibley. You'll enjoy an evening to remember with the sun setting in the west behind beautiful Mount Adams and coloring our Yakima Valley. All proceeds go to support our Noah's Ark non-profit Noah's Ark project. There will be a silent/live auction. Your donations are tax-deductible.

Tickets are available for individuals at $50.00 and $80.00 for couples. Call Mike Zink (Executive Director) or Jan Harris (President, Board of Directors) at (509) 594-5862. They are also available from Board members.

Nominate a Hidden Gem

We are accepting 2015 Treasure of the Valley nominations through September 4th. A summary of the award, instructions, and a nomination form are available by clicking below.

Not Too Late for Sponsors

Sponsors interested in supporting the 2015 Treasure of the Valley fundraiser may still contact Generating Hope Board President, Janet Harris, (509) 594-5862. We are deeply appreciative of the community-wide support we receive to shelter chronic homeless and provide them nutrition, dignity, and hope for the future. Our sponsor gem levels:

  • Sapphire Level: $50.00
  • Ruby Level: $200.00
  • Emerald Level: $500.00
  • Diamond Level: $1,000.00

We are also still seeking auction items. Generating Hope is a federally recognized 501(C)(3) and your support is tax-deductible.

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Generating Hope, A 501(c)3 Non Profit 0rganization - Reach us at (509) 480-9383
You can mail your donation to P.O. Box 1562, Yakima, WA 98907

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