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Generating Hope
A Place to Go When There's Nowhere Else to Go...
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 and service center gives people a Beacon of Light where before they found only darkness.

Our shelter is located in the rural community of Wapato, Washington -- about 18 miles south of supportive community-based services located in the city of Yakima.

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

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 In one of the poorest regions in the State of Washington, our Ark has provided a sanctuary for ten years 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.

Support our mission by actively Generating Hope. Forward your tax-deductible check to:

Generating Hope
PO Box 1562
Yakima, WA 98907


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

Noah's Ark respects the cultural diversity
throughout the region -- as shown in our
mural designed and painted
by many of our clients.

The mural emphasizes compassion is provided
to all 
disadvantaged -- providing a place
where they can establish hope, dignity, and
a brighter future.

Many images on our mural illustrate the
presence of the Yakama Nation in
the Yakima Valley. Beside it, the artist
is part of that culture and creativity

respected by Generating Hope.


It's Knights of Columbus #1699 
Annual Fundraiser On Sunday

Knights of Columbus local chapter #1699 is holding its 8th straight annual spaghetti feed (with their secret sauce) to benefit our Emergency Shelter and Service Center on Sunday, March 10th. It will be in the Wapato Filipino Community Hall at 211 West 2nd Street from 1 pm to 5pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $8 for single; $35 for family; children 6 and under for free. A silent auction will also be held. 

Generating Hope is grateful: the Knights have always held this fundraiser each year at the critical time between dead winter and spring -- to provide funding that will carry Noah's Ark's commitment to help the chronic homeless and poor with year-around service. This year's extreme cold weather and snow has made our guests vulnerable -- and the fundraiser has never been more cruicial for our operations. Overnight bed space is full -- and there have been even more to feed. As per our mission statement, we'll never abandon those in need. 

If you are unable to attend the event, you can still help Noah's Ark retain its service by donating below to our IRS-recognized charity. 

We need your help to provide these services. If you are planning now for year-end giving,
please mail your tax-deductible support now to:

Generating Hope, Inc.
P.O Box 1562
Yakima, WA 98907

Please make that difference in these lives. 

It can be as easy as clicking now on our Donation Button.

Thank you for caring.
We are proud that Noah's Ark is entering
its second decade of service to the lower Yakima Valley
helping those abandoned by giving them hope for the future
and caring about them in the present.

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