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)
Safe Sites for All Committee
   Date: 10/18/2021 - 12:00 PM
   Location: Join us for this meeting on Zoom.
   Program: Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
SS4A Campaign Work Group
   Date: 10/20/2021 - 2:30 PM
   Location: This meeting is virtual - join here
   Program: Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Steering Committee
   Date: 10/20/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join this meeting on Zoom.
   Program: Our weekly leadership meeting to support the activities of the Coalition. All are welcome to attend and lend your voice to our decision making and planning.
Race and Equity Committee
   Date: 10/21/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join us for this meeting on Zoom.
   Program: Agenda to include: collaboration with Lived-Experience Coalition, outreach/communication strategy, strengthening equity focus in meetings, presentations, published resources.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 10/22/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: This week on the streets. Report out on Project Homeless Connect and Hire253. Smaller shelters will come to discuss winter capacity. Looking for additional presentations.
Safe Sites for All Committee
   Date: 10/25/2021 - 12:00 PM
   Location: Join us for this meeting on Zoom.
   Program: Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
SS4A Campaign Work Group
   Date: 10/27/2021 - 2:30 PM
   Location: This meeting is virtual - join here
   Program: Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Steering Committee
   Date: 10/27/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Join this meeting on Zoom.
   Program: Our weekly leadership meeting to support the activities of the Coalition. All are welcome to attend and lend your voice to our decision making and planning.
Housing Committee Meeting
   Date: 10/28/2021 - 4:00 PM
   Location: Join us on Zoom.
   Program: Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 10/29/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 11/5/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 11/12/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 11/19/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 11/26/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/3/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/10/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/17/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/24/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location:
   Program: Christmas Eve - no meeting.
Friday Coalition Meeting
   Date: 12/31/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location:
   Program: New Year's Eve - no meeting.
  

News and Information

Recent Presentations:

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

Presentation by the Puyallup Homeless Coalition, plans around vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness, report on the first week of ad hoc committee work with breakout groups on who to include in the Comprehensive Plan, breakouts on what is valuable on the Coalition and Governance discussion, the usual updates and more. (4/2/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Legal Financial Obligations clinics, proposed swap-meet style resource fair, County effort to end homelessness, reps for the new County ad hoc committee, CoC Stability and Community Partnership Committee, breakout sessions on shelter, government updates, governance discussion, advocacy updates, safe parking updates, and more. (3/26/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - How to better serve the Latinx Community, Shelter Breakout rooms, Updates from the County, City and Health Department, New staff in Tacoma Homelessness team, advocacy updates and more (3/19/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness


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