Great News in Behavioral Health!

Our region is at the cusp of significant change in behavioral healthcare as Comprehensive Healthcare is putting millions of dollars in federal and state funding to work for our community. Our goal is to meet our clients where they are by offering behavioral health and substance use treatment for mental health and wellbeing through accessible, timely and whole-person care. We’ve been busy lately, and want to share our great news in behavioral health with you, our vibrant community.

$4 Million Federal Grant to Improve Access to Behavioral Healthcare in Yakima

We recently announced a $4 million four-year grant to expand our services in Yakima, and to make them more accessible to everyone regardless of people’s ability to pay. This grant from The Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) services in our area by increasing access to primary health care, expediting substance use disorder (SUD) services to clients and local homeless populations experiencing drug addiction, as we implement staff training to serve marginalized people from diverse backgrounds. Senator Maria Cantwell’s office was instrumental in securing the funding.

One of the many positive outcomes of this funding is the new primary care Walk-In Clinic, now open and available to serve our clients’ medical needs on a walk-in basis with no appointment required.

Two healthcare providers offer primary care services to clients at the Walk-In Clinic at our Yakima Center. This helps us ensure timely, integrated physical care that complements our clients’ behavioral health treatments.

This funding has also improved our local economy by providing multiple jobs in our community. We are recruiting for many positions listed at, or they can be accessed through the QR code on the back of this magazine.

Expanded Permanent Supportive Housing Resources in the Lower Yakima Valley

In 2023, Comprehensive Healthcare received a $5 million Department of Commerce Housing Trust Fund Loan to build Vista Del Sol-2, a 20-unitpermanent supportive housing facility in Sunnyside for low-income adults with a diagnosed chronic mental health condition expected to be of continual and indefinite duration. Adults living with these conditions can live independently and can improve with supportive housing.

$2 Million Grant to Support the Behavioral Health Needs of Youth and Families in Walla Walla and Pasco

In 2023, we were awarded a $2 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Youth and Family TREE Grant to implement wraparound mental health services for families in the Walla Walla and Pasco communities. This is life-changing for youth and families and will expand services to the whole family unit, instead of just one member of the family. The grant will support employment and career counseling for transitional youth at risk for SUD and provide education on living a healthy lifestyle. With this financial support we continue to make services more accessible and impactful for the communities we serve. For more information on these and other transformative projects, visit our website at and find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Read the full Spring 2024 Vibrant Communities here