1819 West 'J' Street
Yakima, WA 98902
509.453.0386 | 800.466.0387


At Yakima Specialties we empower people with barriers to employment to achieve their highest potential in life and in the workplace.

Medical Laundry

Serving medical and commercial clients, Medical Laundry cleans up to 6k lbs of laundry daily.
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Wood Working

A custom shipping solutions center. We design and craft a wide range of custom pallets and containers.
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Janitorial Services

Specializes in the cleaning of government and state buildings and local community businesses.
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Supported Employment

Complete scope of solutions based assistance to clients and customers to ensure successful placements.
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Annual Report

As we approach 50 years in business we are continuing to expand our capabilities.
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On-Site Services

We can provide on-site labor at your location to help with a variety of tasks.
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Now CARF Certified

CARF certification is an important credential for human services providers.
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Support Us

Learn more about the many ways that you can support the work of YSI.
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Learn More about Yakima Specialties

Our Vision

  • Preparing

    Prepare and place people in jobs who have barriers to employment due to mental, physical, and emotional challenges.


  • Opportunities

    Provide assessment, job and life skills training, resulting in increased opportunities for employment and learning potential.


  • Empowerment

    Increase educational and occupational skills while decreasing social and economic dependency, thereby providing a higher quality of life and an enhanced workforce.



Winter activities at YSI

Over the past several months, YSI has participated in two community drives: Coats for Kids and Toys for Tots.  The staff treated our employees to a Thanksgiving potluck lunch on November 25th. ...

From Our Executive Director

It’s official. Winter has arrived. Welcome back High School Students. I would also like to congratulate all the departments in their fantastic dedication working through the long hot summer...

From the Executive Director

Congratulations to YSI! We are going to celebrate our 50th anniversary this July and it is due to all the good people throughout the years that have continued to fulfill what is in my mind...