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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.

During this Season of Caring and Giving
Join us in a Special Evening with Bob and Fred
to support our extreme weather operations.

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. Many images on our mural illustrate the presence of the Yakama Nation in the Yakima Valley. The pictured client/artist designed many symbols part of that culture which is respected and honored by Generating Hope.
The mural emphasizes the compassion and understanding provided to all  disadvantaged -- establishing a sanctuary where they gain a sense of self-worth, hope, dignity, and a brighter future.


It's no surprise that cold weather
makes our 24/7 shelter invaluable
to the rural area of mid- and lower
Yakima Valley, but that need also 
means Noah's Ark shelter's expenses
rise with more people coming for
shelter and food -- and the need to 
keep our doors open to all.

If you'd like to help, you are invited
to attend the Christmas season 
fundraiser hosted by Dr. Bob Plumb and Fred Fontanilla at their home, the 
historic Mercy Mansion, on
December 7th from 5 to 9 with
great food, desserts, music, and entertainment.
All benefits go to Noah's Ark to fund winter operations.

Tickets are available now. 
You can call 509.877.6337 or

if you'd like to use PayPal, please designate
Noah's Ark Winter Fundraiser
on your donation.

Tickets for the event are $50.00 individual.
$90.00 for couples.
All proceeds go directly
to support Noah's Ark 24/7 winter extreme weather operations to serve the homeless
and those in need.


If you cannot come and
want to support our com-
mitment to the chronic
homeless and poor...

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 all 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
and caring about them
in the present.

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You can mail your donation to P.O. Box 1562, Yakima, WA 98907

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