In the beautiful Yakima Valley, some individuals saw a disturbing amount of financially unstable people. The president of United Way, members of Consumer Credit Counseling (now also referred to as Apprisen) and a few other nonprofits came together in 2007 to discuss the troubles of personal financial instability and possible solutions.
Thus the Yakima County Asset Building Coalition was born. Since that first small meeting, more than 20 partners from different backgrounds have teamed up to provide services and education to people who really want to learn how to sustain themselves by themselves. The last several years have seen ups and downs but the members of the Coalition always work their hardest to ensure programs are providing adequate and up-to-date information for their clients.
Now under the umbrella of the Washington Asset Building Coalition, the YCABC has relationships with other Asset Building Coalitions in Washington State. The ideas everyone passes to each other encourages each Coalition to grow and better their impact on their own communities. The same can be said of the Bank On Yakima program. Washington State also has the Bank On Washington program, soon to be set in motion! Members of the YCABC are actively involved, helping to prepare the Bank On Washington program for announcement as well as improving their own local program.
Every day is a new opportunity to learn and each member actively looks for ways to make YCABC more impactful for their community. If you are interested in learning more about the Coalition or want to join, please go to the Contact Us page and email Kimberly Mauldin or Dave Gilbreath with your inquiry.