Ellie Lambert

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.16″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.16″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.20.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” link_option_url=”https://justicehousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Resolution-Apr-2020.pdf” link_option_url_new_window=”on” hover_enabled=”0″ global_colors_info=”{}” sticky_enabled=”0″]Ellie Lambert (1968-2020) truly believed in the quote by Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” In her career Ellie was involved in nearly every aspect of addressing the issues of homelessness in Yakima County.

Ellie joined AmeriCorps VISTA with the Homeless Network of Yakima County and Yakima County/Human Services Department. She also developed the ALPHA Team a group of homeless and previously homeless people who advocate for positive changes. She helped develop and operate a homeless camp for the Yakama Nation and helped in the development of several tiny homes getting built to improve upon the residents living in tents.

Ellie was one of the founding Board members of JHY. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and worked hard to keep her dream alive as long as she physically was able. Sadly, she passed away in 2020. The remaining Board members and other supporters in the community are proud to carry on her work. The Board passed a resolution prior to her death to name the community center at Cottage Hill Village in her honor. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_button button_url=”https://donorbox.org/ellie-lambert-memorial-fund” url_new_window=”on” button_text=”DONATE to the Ellie Lambert Memorial fund” button_alignment=”center” _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}”][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]