Help Improve Men’s Physical Health During Treatment

Fitness Center Renovation

Fundraising Project for James Oldham Treatment Center

James Oldham Treatment Center

The 78-bed James Oldham Treatment Center (JOTC) at Triumph Treatment Services is one of the largest men-only facility of its kind in Washington State, and the only one in the entire Central Washington region. JOTC serves approximately 800 (and up to 1,000) men each year (the average age range is 20 to 40), and is located in the small rural town of Buena, WA (population 990).

The aging JOTC facility was built in the 1940s-1950s and is in desperate need of repairs and renovation to address air and water quality, safety, and sanitation to provide safe treatment services for men that address substance use treatment and recovery, and mental health issues.

Several grants have allowed Triumph to address health and safety issues, and now there is an opportunity to bring the community in and improve the fitness center space for men in residential treatment.

Currently, the fitness center is a small, shared space that includes an old weight machine, some small free weights, poor lighting, old carpet and paint, a recently refinished pool table, and a storage area for client belongings.

Will you join our efforts?

Stop the Cycle

A life in recovery requires a new set of coping skills, as well as learning healthy ways to spend free time. The fitness center helps men in residential treatment start to establish routines in physical fitness.

Build Community

JOTC is unique in that it one of the few men-only treatment centers across the state. The fitness center provides an opportunity for clients to build comradery and community with other men also in early recovery.

Provide an Essential Space

The fitness center is one of only three common areas inside the building that can be used during free time from group and individual counseling sessions. It is used by 25-50 men per day, 365 days per year.

After a career in the Navy SEAL teams and more than a decade as a licensed trauma therapist, I can say unequivocally that perceived weakness is a debilitating fear amongst the strongest of men, impacting both physical and mental health and acting as a barrier to seeking services. Everyday Triumph Treatment Services helps struggling men recognize that substance use is not a weakness and recovery takes the courage of a warrior. The access Triumph provides for men with addiction challenges reaches every corner of Washington State and is available 24/7/365.

Jeff Hakala

Vice Chair Triumph Board of Directors

Cost to Complete


Rubber tile floor, ceiling fan, mirror, lighting, and paint $3,500
Audio/visual updates: sound system and wall-mounted television for music and workouts $500
Smith machine for multi-use resistance and weight exercises $6,200
Quality cardio equipment including Treadmill, Elliptical, and Recumbent Cycle $13,700
Free standing equipment: dumbbell rack and set, 30-piece yoga mat set, fitness props $1,020
Improved storage for client belongings, equipment racks, and shelving $2,300
Tax, signage, project oversight, and contingency
OUR GOAL: $35,000

Help us get much needed new equipment!

This gym needs to get into SHAPE!

Three ways to donate

1. Mail or drop off a check to 120 S. 3rd St, Yakima WA 98901 Attn: Development Office

2. Donate by stock by contacting Renee Kollman at or calling 509.853.4109

3. Donate online by clicking the donate button at the top of the page


Gift Range # of gifts needed Goal
$20,000 1 $20,000
$5,000 2 $30,000
$1,000 3 $33,000
$500 3 $34,500
$500 5 $35,000