Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

The Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness is a loose network of individuals, non-profit agencies, government agencies, and community businesses working together to serve people experiencing homelessness. Our end goal is to help folks establish safe housing as quickly as possible and help them to retain that housing so their homeless episode is short and never repeated. We also work to address many of the factors that drive homelessness.

Coming Meetings and Events

(past meetings)
Steering Committee
   Date: 12/8/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Agenda: Committee updates, finalizing the Friday meeting agenda, other items.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/10/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Discussion of formal Coalition support for the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness. Looking for additional presentations.
Event Event Flyer
   Date: 12/10/2021 - 12:00 PM
   Location: Portland Avenue Park - 3513 E Portland Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404
   Program: Collaboration for a Cause - In preparation for this season's colder weather, Pierce County organizations are coming together to distribute clothes, care items, and services to our neighbors.
Safe Sites for All Committee
   Date: 12/13/2021 - 12:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Steering Committee
   Date: 12/15/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Agenda: Committee updates, finalizing the Friday meeting agenda, other items.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/17/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Candidate forum and vote on endorsement of the Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness.
Safe Sites for All Committee
   Date: 12/20/2021 - 12:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Homeless Memorial
   Date: 12/21/2021 - 7:00 PM
   Location: Shiloh Baptist Church - 1211 S I St, Tacoma, WA 98405 
   Program: A rememberance of people experiencing homelessness who passed away in the past year.
Steering Committee
   Date: 12/22/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Agenda: Committee updates, finalizing the Friday meeting agenda, other items.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/24/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location:
   Program: Christmas Eve - no meeting.
Safe Sites for All Committee
   Date: 12/27/2021 - 12:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Steering Committee
   Date: 12/29/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Agenda: Committee updates, finalizing the Friday meeting agenda, other items.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/31/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location:
   Program: New Year's Eve - no meeting.
  

News and Information

Recent Presentations:

This week on the streets, new Dignity City Paper and Website, update from the Lived Experience Coalition, learn about the merger of Shared Housing Services into Associated Ministries, Thanksgiving resources, breakout sessions on difficult needs during the holidays, government updates, Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness update, and much more. (11/19/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

An introduction to Tacoma Safe Initiative, an overview of the Community First Village model, breakout group discussion of the Community First model, this week on the streets, and updates on rent assistance, the comprehensive plan to end homelessness, various intiatives at the health department and more. (11/12/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

This week on the streets, the impact of domestic violence on homelessness, McKinney-Vento program in Tacoma Public Schools, what to do when you receive an eviction notice, supports for households during thanksgiving breakout sessions, a report out on a discussion with the Department of Emergency Management, the homeless memorial on Sunday, November 7th, oodles of updates, and more. (11/5/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Winter shelter planning discussion, Pierce County RFI, Breakout discussion of shelter ideas, Update on plan to end homelessness, Government Updates, Community Benefit Agreements, Moments of blessing, Advocacy updates and much more. (10/8/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

This week on the streets, an introduction to the Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center, an overview of the Pierce County Shelter Plan Work Group Draft, breakout session discussion about the plan, and update on the 8th and Yakima pending sweeps, government updates, an update from LIHI, Isolation and Quarantine updates, and much more. (9/17/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

This week on the streets, the A Philip Randolph Institute, Operation Keep 'Em Warm and Fed, Isolation and Quarantine facility updates, breakout sessions, Comprehensive Plan and Shelter Plan update, government updates, and more. (9/3/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

This week on the streets, MDC's Peer Recovery Coaches, update from the Shelter Plan Workgroup, Networking break out sessions, Advocacy updates, governement updates, heat planning review, safe sites for all update, rental assistance update, and more. (8/6/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

This week on the streets, learn about Ideal Option, update on the County's Shelter Plan Work Group activities, How the Coalition can support the comprehensive plan, heat event planning, safe sites for all updates, Coalition committee updates, website tour, and more. (7/30/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

A welcome from Councilmember Ryan Mello, intro to the Puyallup Hotel Pilot Project, a discussion with Heather Moss on the heat emergency, networking, government updates, honoring the lives of those who have passed and are homeless, reinstating the race and equity committee, advocacy reports and more. (7/23/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Some words of wisdom from Miriam Barnett, how mobile home parks can be a tool to end homelessness with breakout sessions, a successor to Real Change focused on regional homeless issues, Emergency Housing Voucher update, Cooling stations and water distribution to mitigate the impacts of the heat wave, all the usual updates, and we'll close out with a tribute to Al Ratcliffe, who is retiring from the Greek Chorus. (6/25/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Elevate Health addresses the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness, breakout groups on healthcare needs, a virtual tour of Catholic Community Services remodeled Day Center, voting on some advocacy work, opportunities for leadership and liaison roles, and updates from government, advocacy, Safe Sites 4 All and much, much more. (6/18/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Denny Hunthausen with Catholic Community Services provides parting thoughts as he heads into retirement. This week on the streets, a walk through of the new HYPE center, advocacy updates, shelter workgroup report out, government updates, PR campaign resources, new effort around equity work, committee appointments and more. (6/11/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Encampment Sweeps - what the Coalition needs to know to help people forced to move encampments, an overview of services provided through the Foundational Community Supports by Comprehensive Life Resources, Advocacy Updates, government updates, continued work on our Public Relations campaign, safe sites for all, and much more. (6/4/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

This week on the streets, community messaging around homelessness, preparation for the eviction moritorium ending, advocacy update, HoUSed campaign letter, use of public property ordinance, government and safe sites updates, and more. (5/28/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

A live stream conversation at an encampment. Valeo Vocation on their Transitional Employment Pathway (TEP) program. Breakout sessions to identify messages we need to get out to the community at large about the effort to create enough shelter for everyone, and how to get those messages out, and much, much more (5/21/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

A quick overview of the Homeless System in Pierce County - everything you need to know in 20 minutes. Needed Committee representatives, Advocacy Updates, Government Updates, Update on the Camping Ban, Safe Sites update, and more. (5/7/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Updates from LIHI, discussion of safety around encampments near Sound Transit sites, County ad hoc final report feedback, government updates and more. (4/30/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Ad Hoc Committee Report out, Discussion of City of Tacoma Camping Ban, government updates, vaccine support updates, and much more. (4/23/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meds First presentation from the Health Department, Group norms discussion and vote, Coalition Representation Guidance, County ad-hoc committee to end homelessness, vote on letter of concern around Sheriff comments on "homeless-looking" delivery person, government updates and more. (4/16/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

City Strategic Planning - Mental Health and Substance Use breakout sessions, Report out on County Ad Hoc Committee to Ed Homelessness Action Plan, this week in the streets, what to focus our Coalition meetings on, American Rescue Plan Act funding priorities, Coalition statement on Safe Sites for all, government updates, safe parking updates and more. (4/9/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness


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