About Us

We all have the same goal:

To help and uplift our Hispanic-Latino communities in Central Washington.

We have partnered with the Washington Department of Health to ensure that Hispanic-Latino communities are included when making health care decisions. We are working hard to give families easy ways to find health and community information.

“Together in Community” is a team that supports each other and wants the Hispanic-Latino community to have the same opportunities that everyone has to receive good health information and care.

No matter where we come from or what language we speak, we want to make it easier for families to get help, solve problems and be part of a community where we all thrive and learn together.

Our commitment

Our commitment as Together in Community is to close health equity gaps for Hispanic-Latino families in Yakima, Adams, Grant, and Kittitas counties. We understand that members of our community face unique challenges in accessing vital health information and services, especially in rural areas. Language barriers and cultural nuances can further complicate these challenges. Working closely with the Washington State Department of Health, our goal is to ensure that these barriers are effectively addressed, providing equal access to health resources for our local Hispanic-Latino families. Our strength is in the unity of community organizations, which strive to overcome health disparities through collaboration, understanding and action.

Our Goals

To strive for a future where every Hispanic-Latino individual and family in our communities has easy and equitable access to the health care information and resources they need. We envision a health-conscious, empowered, and informed community where health services are not only accessible but also culturally sensitive and responsive. We believe in a future where health care equity is not just an idea, but a lived reality. On our path toward this vision, we will work persistently to break down barriers, promote understanding and foster strong collaboration between health care providers and the communities they serve. Through our actions, we want to forge a future in which equal health care opportunity is not determined by language, culture, or location but is a basic right of all members of our community.

Who's Involved:

Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO)

Connects residents in the Kittitas County to vital resources in the community, while also advocating for Hispanic-Latinos to improve their lives.

Kittitas and Yakima Counties

Catholic Charities Housing Services

Provides life-affirming services to our most vulnerable community members, regardless of faith or religious background including mental health, housing, youth and young adult, and parenting resources.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties

Center for Latino Leadership

A voice for all Hispanic-Latino community members by focusing on issues impacting us, while also advancing conversations between our community leaders and legislators in both parties.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties

Empowering Latina Leaders and Action (ELLA)

Provides a variety of programs and services to help Latinas meet their personal and professional goals by preparing these emerging leaders to be key decision-makers for our communities.

Kittitas and Yakima Counties

Enterprise for Progress In the Community (EPIC)

Provides high-quality preschool programs to eligible families, along with medical and dental screenings, nutritious meals, transportation, and more!

Yakima County

Kittitas County Health Network (KCHN)

Dedicated to improving our health and access to services through collaboration with other organizations and resources in the area.

Kittitas County

La Casa Hogar

Connects and educates Hispanic-Latino families through classes and experiences including adult education, preschool and citizenship education, and legal services.

Kittitas and Yakima Counties

Nuestra Casa

Assists Latina immigrant women through education, empowerment, and mutual support by providing classes such as citizenship, life skills, English language, and an early learning center for their children.

Yakima County

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington

Eliminates unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, and racism in our communities by providing education, career, data, and other support services while also performing outreach and advocating for our communities.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties

People for People

Connects Hispanic-Latinos to the rest of our communities by providing employment trainings, transportation, 2-1-1 referrals, and nutritious food through their Meals on Wheels program.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties

Unidos Nueva Alianza Foundation

Strives to protect and promote the rights of immigrants from our communities while also connecting us to services and resources including food and diaper banks, utility assistance, health resources, legal and notary services, housing, and more.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties

Yakima Health District

Provides resources to stay up-to-date on the latest in local health news and information, while also being a resource for health education including the flu, COVID-19, STIs, and more.

Yakima County

Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Strives to improve access to health care, education, and civic vitality for our communities.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties

Washington State Department of Health

Works with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state, striving for equity and optimal health for all.

Adams, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties