Yakima’s Rod’s House Could See Major Expansion
For many years Rod's House of Yakima has been a one stop shop for homeless teens and young adults. Now there's a good possibility Rod's House will grow in the future to help even more young people. A $2 million dollar request for Rod's House, sponsored by Rep. Jeremie Dufault, has been included in the state House of Representative's supplemental capital budget released this week. The money would be used to build a new shelter on Main Street in Union Gap.
A news release from Dufault's office says the shelter would include as many as 20 beds, as well as medical, educational and job training services.
The House of Representatives and the Senate will finalize the supplemental capital budget in the next two weeks. Dufault said he'll work with his colleagues to ensure the funding remains in place.
The project has bipartisan support. Dufault worked with longtime Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, on the funding request.