Providing a Community of Hope & Support Since 1988
About Wellness House in Yakima, WA
Wellness House was established in 1988 to help cancer patients and their families in and around Yakima, Washington. When Mazie Meade was diagnosed with multiple cancers, her fighting spirit made her determined to change her fate and share this positive attitude with our community. At the time, there weren't a lot of support services or resources in the Yakima area. Realizing there was a need, she wanted to make sure that people dealing with similar challenges had somewhere to go for support. She envisioned a place where people and their families could come together and talk about their experiences.
The meetings took place in in her home until the space became too small for the number of guests. For a few years, they met in borrowed and shared spaces, while always carrying along a laundry basket filled with books and articles the many attendees had collected. We still refer to this as our original library! After five years of shifting locations, members of this close-knit Yakima Valley community launched a campaign to buy a building and create what now serves as Wellness House and houses the Mazie Meade Memorial Library.
We are a small organization of four staff members and we rely heavily on the amazing support of our many volunteers. At Wellness House our goal is to create communities of hope and support. If you think you would benefit from becoming a part of our community, call us at 509-575-6686 or stop by and see us today!