We Are Committed to Enriching Lives Through Opportunity

We are nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in order to provide the highest level of service to people with disabilities. Our programs range from employment services to educational training programs, to community-based programs that offer access to the community for everyone with a disability, to providing stabilization services to people experiencing homelessness.

Entrust Fee Structure

We have contracts with various state and local entities that provide funding for eligible individuals and families. Rates vary by program and qualified individuals or families do not pay for their services. Private pay options are available for those who do not qualify for funding or who wish to augment services beyond what is authorized by the referring agency’s service authorization.

Why Choose Entrust?

  • Entrust was established over 50 years ago, so we are stable and available for the long haul. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and have 30+ years of involvement with CEA (Community Employment Alliance) and other similar agencies.
  • Our approach to serving our clients is focused on their desires. We create a personal plan tailored to them – which means we work hard to place them in a job that they will enjoy and succeed in.
  • Entrust advocates for our clients and for all people with disabilities or barriers. We strive to help our clients integrate into their communities, and we support legislation that improves their lives and protects them from unfair treatment.
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Leadership Team

Tom Gaulke - CEO at Entrust Community Services

Tom Gaulke


Jose Hernandez - Program Director at Entrust Community Services

Jose Hernandez

Program Director

Melissa Saldana - Program Manager at Entrust Community Services

Melissa Saldana

Program Manager

Martin Cervantes - Program Manager at Entrust Community Services

Martin Cervantes

Program Manager

Aaron Gaulke - Program Manager at Entrust Community Services

Aaron Gaulke

Program Manager

Debbie Peters - Executive Assistant/QA Manager at Entrust Community Services

Debbie Peters

Executive Assistant/QA Manager

Deb Sterling - Communications Director at Entrust Community Services

Deb Sterling

Communications Director

Karen Hofmann - Accounting Manager at Entrust Community Services

Karen Hofmann

Accounting Manager

Serena Marquez - Human Resources Generalist at Entrust Community Services

Serena Marquez

Human Resources Generalist

Board of Directors

Rochelle Kmetz


Joe Longo

Past President

Faye Fuchs

Incoming President

Veronica Bittner


Ann Allen

Member at Large

Armand Doucette


Dulce Guttierez


Jonathan Isom

Client Advocate / Member at Large

Our History


A group of parents begin “Special Projects for the Handicapped” in order to support their children with disabilities who, at the time, could not be served by the public schools.


The organization begins to focus upon vocational rehabilitation for adults with disabilities and changes the name to “Provident Industries”.


At the same time, “Horizons of Sunnyside” opens its doors to provide similar services in the Lower Yakima Valley.


Provident Industries expands its programming to include employment, education, and vocational training services. The Yakima organization is renamed “Provident Services” to reflect the change in mission.


Provident Services merges with Horizons of Sunnyside to form the Provident Horizon Group. With service centers located in Yakima, Sunnyside, Ellensburg, and the Tri-Cities area, PHG can ensure easy access to communities for people with disabilities living throughout Central Washington.


Provident Horizon Group expands its services to include opportunities for increased access to education and healthcare. These changes lead to Provident Horizon Group becoming Entrust Community Services.


Entrust continues to expand its programs and service areas to meet unmet needs throughout Central Washington. Today Entrust has over 12 distinct programs offered throughout seven counties in Central and Eastern Washington.

Our Partners

The following organizations are recognized as contributing community partners with Entrust Community Services:

Government Partners

Developmental Disabilities Administration

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Yakima County

Kittitas County

Housing Authority of Grant, Kittitas and Yakima County

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Services for the Blind

Department of Social and Health Services

Department of Corrections

Department of Child and Family Services

Parent to Parent of Yakima and Kittitas County

Wa State Department of Transportation

The Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Accreditations and Certifications

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

OSPI Approved Non-Public Agency

Educational Partners

University of Washington

Central Washington University


All school districts within our service area


Community Employment Alliance

Chambers of Commerce

Downtown Yakima Rotary Club

Homeless Network Yakima County

Toastmasters International

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