Employment Vendors and Providers

Employment service providers play a key role in providing assistance to job seekers with disabilities find employment, and in helping employers find talent to match their business needs . A priority is to also create an environment of inclusiveness in the community. What’s more, employment providers can provide ongoing supports to ensure the success of people with disabilities once on the job.

The Yakima Health District currently contracts with the following adult agencies to provide IE, GSE, CI, CDS and ITA throughout Yakima County.

Agency Name/Address:Director/Contact:Phone/Fax:

Compass Career Solutions
3907 Summitview Ave. #A
Yakima, WA 98902

Tisha Bryant, Program Director
tbryant@careersbycompass.com

509-907-0116

Elmview
P.O. Box 66
Ellensburg, WA 98926-0066
Yakima office: 306 South 12th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

Gail Goodwin, Executive Director
gailg@elmview.org
Sheri Bury, Vocational Program Administrator
sherib@elmview.org



509-925-6688
509-962-5883(fax)
509-452-3510
Entrust
P.O. Box 9727
213 South 11th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Tom Gaulke, Executive Director
gaulket@entrustcs.org
Deb Sterling, Communications Director
sterlingd@entrustcs.org
Yakima, WA 98908
509-453-4756
509-453-1614(fax)
509-731-0301

MRJN Associates LLC
1841 Gap Rd.
Granger, WA 98932

Rose Almanza, Senior Officer
mrjnassociates@hotmail.com 

509-439-9660

Peopleworks
P.O Box 8251
Yakima, WA 98901

Sam J. Ankney, Manager
peopleworks@nwinfor.net 

509-930-7073



Trillium Employment Services 
P.O. Box 412
Yakima, WA 98907

Dee Wilkins, Yakima Project Developer  Deanna@trillum.org
Eileen Lai, Employment Consultant Eileen.lai@trillium.org 
425-578-4703
509-221-0650

Yakima Specialties 
1819 West "J" Street
Yakima, WA 98902


Tom Gannon, Director
tomg@yakimaspecialties.com
Tammy Halterman, Supported Employment Manager
tammyh@yakimaspecialties.com
Linda Padgett, Individual Support

509-453-0386
509-453-1279 (fax)
509-453-0386 ext.115
509-453-0386 ext. 120

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROVIDER

Sample Interview Questions you can ask when interviewing an agency

  1.     Can I choose what kind of job I think is right for me? 
  2.     How would you help me get the job that is right for me? 
  3.    Who from your agency will I be working with? 
  4.    If I choose your agency, how often can I expect to meet with you?  
  5.    How long does it usually take you to find someone a job? 
  6.    What types of jobs have you gotten for other people recently? 
  7.   How much an hour do these jobs pay? 
  8.   How many hours a week are people you support typically working? 
  9.   Would you continue to help me after I get my job? 
  10.   What happens if I don’t like the job I get? 
  11.   What will you do if I lose the job I get?  
  12.   What happens if I have troubles at work? 
  13.   As your customer, what is expected of me?  

​INTERESTED IN BECOMING QUALIFIED  PROVIDER? See information below....

Request For Qualifications / Providers

Yakima Health District (YHD) announces the opportunity to provide Employment Services to adults with developmental disabilities in Yakima County. Services are to be provided to adults who are enrolled with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).  

Completed Yakima Health District Developmental Disabilities RFQP Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year at Yakima Health District. Please see below for more information and the vendor contract.

Employment and Community Access Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities RFQP:

Request For Qualifications- Individualized Technical Assistance (ITA)

Yakima Health District (YHD) seeks qualified providers to provide Individualized Technical Assistance to employed or seeking-to-be-employed adults with developmental disabilities in Yakima County.  Services are to be provided to adults who are enrolled with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). 

Completed Yakima Health District Developmental Disabilities ITA Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year at Yakima Health District. Send completed RFQ ITA Apps to dd@co.yakima.wa.us

A review committee will review all applications and make final determination of qualified providers using a review tool. Yakima Health District reserves the right to reject all requests and re-advertise for additional requests for qualifications.

Download the RFQ ITA Application. 

Send completed RFQ ITA Applications to dd@co.yakima.wa.us