Past Meetings

(future meetings)
Meeting Type Meeting Date Time Agenda Minutes Summary
Steering Committee 12/8/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda: Committee updates, finalizing the Friday meeting agenda, other items.
Coalition Governance Workgroup 12/7/2021 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Agenda - Overview and discussion of a one-page document describing the Coalition.
Safe Sites for All Committee 12/6/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 12/3/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Shelter Plan Workgroup report out, Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness Update, Breakout groups on next steps to end homelessness, New Voices on ending homelessness conversation announcement, government updates, advocacy updates, Safe Sites for all update, Coalition updates and more
Race and Equity Committee 12/2/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda: Review a draft flyer for outreach, identify next actions and resources to promote.
Steering Committee 12/1/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Coalition Governance Workgroup 11/30/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Join us for a continued discussion about the role the Coalition plays in the community.
Safe Sites for All Committee 11/29/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/26/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cancelled - no meeting this week
Steering Committee 11/24/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 11/24/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coalition Governance Workgroup 11/23/2021 9:00 AM - Join us to continue our discussion about the Coalition's mission and role in the future.
Coalition Governance Workgroup 11/23/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Join the discussion about the Coalition's mission and roles going forward.
Safe Sites for All Committee 11/22/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/19/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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, governament updates, Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness update, and much more.
Race and Equity Committee 11/18/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Steering Committee 11/17/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 11/17/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM A weekly messaging planning meeting. Everyone is welcome to weigh in!
Coalition Governance Workgroup 11/16/2021 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Safe Sites for All Committee 11/15/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/12/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Steering Committee 11/10/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Coalition Governance Workgroup 11/10/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Agenda: Consideration of what main benefits that the Coalition provides, and a discussion about ongoing financial issues.
Safe Sites for All Committee 11/8/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Homeless Memorial 11/7/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Press Release Memorial to honor and remember those experiencing homelessness who recently passed away.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/5/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Event 11/4/2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Flyer Rental Housing Code Informational Event: Learn more about the recent updates and proposed changes to the Tacoma's Rental Housing Code (TMC 1.95, RHC).
Race and Equity Committee 11/4/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agenda:
  1. Introductions and changes/additions to agenda
  2. Outreach conversation
    • identify faith communities and other groups addressing homelessness that might collaborate in some way with Coalition through sharing information and resources
    • strategies for communicating information/learning about resources and most important points to share
  3. Tacoma Public Library Eastside and Hilltop Feasibility Study collaboration opportunity
  4. Confirm next meeting (Nov. 18 3-4?), tasks, agenda ideas
Steering Committee 11/3/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 11/3/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Discuss communications ideas related to the efforts to create safe sites for all.
Coalition Governance Workgroup 11/2/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM This meeting will include a review of the Coalition requirements for people who can be representatives to other organizations, as well as other items regarding the governance of the Coalition.
Safe Sites for All Committee 11/1/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/29/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Evergreen encampment sweep follow up. Update on shelter for all by November 1st - and breakout sessions on what should be done next. Announcement about the next homeless memorial event. There will also be adovocacy updates, government updates, committee updates, and much more.
Housing Committee Meeting 10/28/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cancelled this week.
Steering Committee 10/27/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 10/27/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Coalition Governance Workgroup 10/26/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM A discussion about how the Coalition operates right now, attempting to capture who is doing what and why. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Safe Sites for All Committee 10/25/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/22/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets, efforts around the Evergreen Encampments, breakout groups on how to encourage folks to enter shelter, Comprehensive Plan updates, Coalition representative opportunities, Governement updates, safe sites for all, and more.
Race and Equity Committee 10/21/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda to include: collaboration with Lived-Experience Coalition, outreach/communication strategy, strengthening equity focus in meetings, presentations, published resources.
Steering Committee 10/20/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 10/20/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 10/18/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/15/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets, Health Advocacy, winter shelter planning, plan to end homelessness updates, Coalition representatives, Government updates, policy on sweeps, advocacy updates, HEPA air filter pilot program, and more
Housing Committee Meeting 10/14/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Steering Committee 10/13/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 10/13/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Coalition Governance Workgroup 10/12/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda to include:  review and  clarification of current structures, processes, roles and needs.
Safe Sites for All Committee 10/11/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/8/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Race and Equity Committee 10/7/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM The purpose of the Race and Equity Committee is to assist the coalition –as a whole and as individual members--to lead with an equity lens (per our community norms), to ensure practices that welcome and honor diverse voices, and to promote engagement and leadership of those with lived experience of homelessness.
Steering Committee 10/6/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.

Agenda includes:
- Emergent issues including the need to find a site for COVID I&Q beginning Nov. 1, and discussion of a community petition that mentions homelessness.
- Opportunity to talk about Safe Sites for All and the effort to end street homelessness on TV Tacoma's CityLine program.
- Committee updates.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 10/6/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Event 10/5/2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Homelessness 101
Learn more about homelessness in Tacoma and Pierce County. A good place to start for:
  • people interested in working with local shelters, safe lots, or other shelter options as staff or volunteers
  • people already engaged in this work and interested in networking with others
  • anyone who wants to know more about homelessness in Pierce County
Session Presenters (6-7 pm): Rosemary Powers & Theresa Power-Drutis; New Connections
Reflection in Action Facilitator (7-8 pm): Joel Hellenkamp; Social Justice Commission, St. Leo Parish
Safe Sites for All Committee 10/4/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/1/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets, meet the lived experience coalition, updates from LIHI, Shelter Plan update, Prioritizing winter shelter, eviction protections, government and advocacy updates, building community benefit agreements, and more.
Steering Committee 9/29/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 9/29/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Coalition Governance Workgroup 9/28/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Review how the Coalition is functioning now and add or clarify information to move the understanding forward.
Safe Sites for All Committee 9/27/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/24/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Looking for presentations.
Housing Committee Meeting 9/23/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Steering Committee 9/22/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 9/22/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 9/20/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Project Homeless Connect 9/17/2021 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Printable Flyer Thrice-annual resource fair for people experiencing homelessness. Coordinated by Associated Ministries, Project Homeless Connect will resume in-person events with a large gathering in Tacoma’s People’s Park on Friday, Sept. 17. The purpose is to connect our neighbors experiencing homelessness with essential resources. Services available will include Coordinated Entry and benefits enrollment, medical check-ups and vaccinations, dental services, haircuts, free lunch and giveaways, and much more. Vendor and volunteer registration will open soon on this website:Project Homeless Connect Website.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/17/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Race and Equity Committee 9/16/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1.      Introductions
2.     Agenda additions or changes, secure meeting scribe for actions/agreements
3.     Ideas for Coalition listserv participant survey
4.     Sharing equity resources we have found personally and organizationally useful
5.     Determine next steps and future meeting schedule (proposed for first and third Thursdays 3-4 pm
Steering Committee 9/15/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 9/15/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 9/13/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/10/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Learn about the Tacoma Recovery Center, Shared Housing Services, shared housing breakout discussions, the coming 8th and yakima sweep, 69th and proctor site update, isolation and quarantine, homeless persons memorial, and updates galore - advocacy, government, comprehensive plan, safe sites for all and more.
Housing Committee Meeting 9/9/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Steering Committee 9/8/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 9/8/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/3/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Race and Equity Committee 9/2/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dear all:
The Coalition's Race and Equity Committee  will meet on September 2, 2021 from 3-4 pm by Zoom.  Monique will facilitate.  Please feel free to invite others to join us.
 
Agenda to include:
1.     Develop potential survey questions for Coalition participants. Bring ideas
2.     Identify BIPOC groups in Tacoma/Pierce County serving persons living homeless or facing housing challenges who could be invited to Coalition to introduce their work. Bring suggestions
3.     Presentation by Bucoda Warren (City of Tacoma) on the Tacoma Equity Index with discussion.  Review materials
Steering Committee 9/1/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 9/1/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 8/30/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Event 8/28/2021 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Event Poster Key Peninsula COVID Vaccination event - The Health and Wellness Fair was cancelled due to the spike in cases, but vaccinations will still be available.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/27/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Learn about Housing Connector, shore up your legal knowledge with Orders of Limited Dissemination, updates on the Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness, government updates, advocacy updates, safe sites for all, coalition updates and more.
Steering Committee 8/25/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 8/25/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 8/23/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/20/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets, overiew of the Puyallup Tribe wrap around services, Eviction Prevention update, Breakout session discussion on eviction prevention, update on work to expand capacity for Isoalation and Quarantine, government updates and more.
Housing Committee Meeting 8/19/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Race and Equity Committee 8/19/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM This week, committee members will review items published on the Coalition web site and in the listserv archives and reflect on them and their own stories and experiences dealing with race and equality.
Steering Committee 8/18/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 8/18/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach to promote SS4A, the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 8/16/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/13/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Meet a new Shelter Providers - Shiloh Baptist Church, hear some parting thoughts from Kevin Glackin-Coley, get an update on the City of Tacoma 5-year homeless strategy and provide some feedback in breakout sessions, this week on the streets, government updates, advocacy updates, a new health lead role for the Coalition, committee updates and more.
Race and Equity Committee 8/12/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Review existing data around race and equity collected and analyzed by the Coalition.
Steering Committee 8/11/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Safe Sites for All Committee 8/9/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Event 8/9/2021 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Flyer Sea Mar Health & Wellness Event for People Living Homeless - resources available including Medical, dental and behavioral health services, Clothing and hygiene supplies, Showers and laundry washing, Assistance enrolling for health insurance and SNAP, Food bank, COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, Vouchers for Free Haircuts at Bates Barber Shop, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/6/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Housing Committee Meeting 8/5/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Steering Committee 8/4/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Safe Sites for All Committee 8/2/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/30/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Steering Committee 7/28/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Safe Sites for All Committee 7/26/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/23/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Housing Committee Meeting 7/22/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Steering Committee 7/21/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 7/21/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Safe Sites for all Campaign meeting
Safe Sites for All Committee 7/19/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/16/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Networking breakouts, this week on the streets, Presentation by Next Chapter, Unsheltered Survey overview, Shelter workgroup updates, Government updates, Advocacy Updates, Heat policies round up, candidate forum discussion, governance and more.
Steering Committee 7/14/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 7/14/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 7/12/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/9/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Michael Mirra will provide us some parting thoughts as he hands Tacoma Housing Authority over to the next community leaders. Looking for additional presentations.
Housing Committee Meeting 7/8/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Agenda Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income). For meeting details, see the attached agenda.
Steering Committee 7/7/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 7/7/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 7/5/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/2/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets, networking time, Heat Emergency after action discussion, a new Poetry book about homelessness, changes to the Beacon Center, government updates, advocacy updates, safe sites for all updates and more. 
Steering Committee 6/30/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 6/30/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Event 6/30/2021 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Flyer Collaboration for A Cause - In partnership with Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, the Pierce County Community Engagement Taskforce and a host of many other organizations, this event allows for the distribution of much needed resources into our wonderful Pierce County Community.
Safe Sites for All Committee 6/28/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/25/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda 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.
Housing Committee Meeting 6/24/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Agenda
Emerging Issues/Reports from other housing groups/sources; advocacy opportunities; how to build capacity in small housing organizations; review of viability of rv parks, boarding homes, shared housing; review data needs to formulate requests of government and other sources, and more
Special Meeting 6/23/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
City of Tacoma hosted community meeting to discuss of proposed Temporary Emergency Microshelter at 69th.
Steering Committee 6/23/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 6/23/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Coalition Governance Workgroup 6/23/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Work on issues around governance and Coalition structure. Focus of first part of meeting will be how to ensure attention to racial equity in Coalition work and process.
Safe Sites for All Committee 6/21/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County. This week will include an initial debriefing of the 509 sweep. We want to better understand the facts over the period from the decision to do the sweep to the completion of the sweep.. Establish the timeline, identify actions by various providers, volunteers, law enforcement, port/city/tribal/Union Pacific staff, note what 509 residents told us they wanted/needed by way of shelter and services, number of campers living in vehicles, number of campers with pets. We hope to know the status of everyone who had been in the 509 prior to the 72 hour notice given out on May 28. We hope to identify lessons learned that we might apply to the next sweeps and use to inform the Pierce County Shelter Work Group (End Street Homelessness by Nov. 1, 2021) and Steering Committee (Comprehensive Plan to End Homelesssness).
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/18/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda Learn about the role of Elevate Health addressing 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.
Steering Committee 6/16/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 6/16/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 6/14/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/11/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda 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.
Housing Committee Meeting 6/10/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income).
Steering Committee 6/9/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Draft Agenda 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. This week - update on the sweeps currently planned, check in on the PR campaign, chat about committee representation, next steps for the low barrier shelter creation, preview of the coming County Comprehensive Plan Committee and Shelter Plan commitees, and next steps as a results of the Race discussion from last Friday's joint CoC and Coalition meeting around race.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 6/9/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 6/7/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Special Meeting 6/4/2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Racial Equity Discussion. The amazing LaMont Green will facilitate the conversation in which we develop a shared understanding and vision of racial equity, aligning planning activities, and identify possibilities for support and synergy in efforts to end homelessness by the CoC and Coalition.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/4/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda 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, governmanet updates, continued work on our Public Relations campaign, safe sites for all, and much more.
Steering Committee 6/2/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda Our weekly leadership meeting to support the activities of the Coalition. This week we'll talk about our response to the coming 509 sweep, discuss the PR campaign, next steps for low barrier shelter, the upcoming meeting with the CoC dicussing race, a couple new features planned for the Coalition website, and much more. All are welcome to attend and lend your voice to our decision making and planning.
SS4A Campaign Work Group 6/2/2021 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Help design messaging and plan community outreach for the campaign to End Street Homelessness in Pierce County by November 1, 2021
Safe Sites for All Committee 5/31/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/28/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda 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.
Housing Committee Meeting 5/27/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Agenda Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income). This meeting, working on ARPA Emergency Housing Vouchers, the County's Comprehensive Plan to End homelessness effort, other advocacy opportunities, funding, needed data, work on capacity building, reports from other housing work groups, and more. More details are in the attached agenda.
Steering Committee 5/26/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Safe Sites for All Committee 5/24/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/21/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda 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. A short update on the City of Tacoma Use of Public Space Ordinance - the planned in-depth discussion has been postponed. We'll get a report out from the Continuum of Care meeting, updates from safe sites for all and our government partners, voting on committee appointments, and much, much more.
Steering Committee 5/19/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.
Safe Sites for All Committee 5/17/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/14/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda This week on the streets, breakout groups on what we need to do to end street homelessness, Homeless Connect preview, City of Tacoma public property ordinance, government updates, safe sites for all, and more.
Housing Committee Meeting 5/13/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee working to create and retain housing for extremely low income households (earning under 30% of Area Median Income). Agenda includes opportunities for funding, input on permanent housing for the Pierce County shelter and comprehensive plan, policy recommendations, housing programs of interest, updates from other housing work groups, and plan future meeting dates.
Steering Committee 5/12/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda Weekly leadership meeting - all are welcome to join in the discussion. This week - the Camping Ban, a possible PR campaign, Medical Respite Shelter update, Committee Representation, update on City of Tacoma work, a look at the new member directory, and a 4pm bonus round governance discussion.
Safe Sites for All Committee 5/10/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/7/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda 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.
Steering Committee 5/5/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda 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.
Safe Sites for All Committee 5/3/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/30/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Updates from LIHI, discussion of safety around encampments near Sound Transit sites, County ad hoc final report feedback, government updates and more.
Steering Committee 4/28/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Safe Sites for All Committee 4/26/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Weekly meeting of the Safe Sites for all Team - working on safe parking and safe encampment project across Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/23/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Ad Hoc Committee Report out, Mental Health and Substance use Discussion with the City of Tacoma, government updates, vaccine support updates, and much more.
Steering Committee 4/23/2021 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Special Meeting to discuss the meeting with City Councilmember on Camping Ban and plan next steps.
Steering Committee 4/22/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda County Ad Hoc committee report out , CoC representative discussion, City of Tacoma Camping Ban Ordinance, vaccine support update, governance work updates, and more.
Special Meeting 4/19/2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Agenda Minutes Meeting to prepare for the final County Ad Hoc Committee to end homelessness. Goal is to make decisions on these:
  • Coalition policy on using law enforcement to enforce camping bans when adequate shelter is available
  • Should safe shelter plan include permanent housing
  • Committee structure and who should be on the 11/1 safe shelter planning committee
  • Committee (or committees) structure and who should be on the comprehensive plan
Hopefully we'll have a report out on legality around Martin v. Boise and sanctioned encampments
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/16/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Meds First presentation from the Health Department, Group norms discussion and vote, Coalition Representation Guidance, Continuation of Behavioral Health discussion with the City of Tacoma, County ad-hoc committee to end homelessness, vote on letter of concern around Sheriff comments on "homeless-looking" delivery person, government updates and more.
Steering Committee 4/15/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda This week, we'll review the activity at the County Ad Hoc Committee, discussion of how we choose Coalition representatives, and update on City of Tacoma encampment and hygiene news, and update on the support for the vaccine effort, meeting norm discussion, discussion of letter of concern to the County Sheriff, changes to the joint CoC/Coalition housing committee, brainstorming on coaliton presentations and more.  All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/9/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Steering Committee 4/8/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend. This week - report out from County ad hoc work, how to spend ARPA funding, vaccine outreach and grants, Encampment discussion, and governance workgroup update.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/2/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda 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.
Coalition Governance Workgroup 4/1/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda Workgroup to develop a governance structure.
Steering Committee 3/31/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Event 3/27/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM More Info
Stories of Us - Building Stronger Community through Housing. In this powerful award winning film, director Melinda Raebyne embeds herself one winter at one of Seattle’s homeless camps, Camp Second Chance, challenging public ignorance and humanizing a population that locals would rather neglect, sharing with you some of their personal stories and her actual experience of what it’s like to be homeless. By putting faces to the statistics and a voice to their stories, she humanizes a population in ways that allow viewers to see themselves and better relate to a neglected and often “forgotten population.”
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/26/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Upcoming Legal Financial Obligations clinics, Presentation from the County about a swap-meet style resource fair, County effort to end homelessness, selecting representatives to 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.
Steering Committee 3/24/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Agenda Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/19/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets with Comprehensive Life Resources, working with the Latinx Community, March 26th Panel Discussion with County Council preview, Breakout sessions on Homeless Prevention, an announcement from the City of Tacoma, Government Updates, Planning to end street homelessness, Coalition formalization work, Advocacy update, safe parking update, and more.
Steering Committee 3/17/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/12/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Discussion of Centralized Diversion funds. Overview of the work done by the Gig Harbor-Key Peninsula Housing and Homeless Coalition. Breakouts will discuss street outreach in the City of Tacoma. We'll have the usual government, advocacy, and safe parking updates, and discuss a funding sources for the Speaker's Bureau, Coalition work updates, recommendations for the new round of federal funding, and more.
Steering Committee 3/10/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/5/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The City of Tacoma will come to discuss proposed changes to the Rental Housing Code. Neighborhood and Community Services will also provide an overview of their homeless plan. The Purple Bag project will come and provide an update on their pilot project and next steps. We'll discuss a couple grant opportunities, one for vaccine education and one for the speaker's bureau. We'll also get the usual updates - government, safe parking, advocacy and more.
Steering Committee 3/3/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/26/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM We'll continue our work with on the City of Tacoma strategic plan, with breakout groups discussing equity and homelessness. The hospitals will come to discuss discharge planning.  We'll also have the usual government, advocacy, safe parking and commitment updates.
Steering Committee 2/24/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/19/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda YMCA will present on their project at Arlington Drive campus. Final discussion on the expanded role for the Coalition. Report out on what the small groups from February 12th identfied in answer to the question "Knowing what you know about the gaps in supports/services for those living in encampments, how would you prioritize investments to address the needs?"
Steering Committee 2/17/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/12/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM United Way will discuss the 211 program. The Plan for the Coalition to become a nonprofit will be revisited in preparation for a vote the following week. We'll have a continuation of the City of Tacoma's engagement around their homeless strategy. And all the usual updates.
Steering Committee 2/10/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/5/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM The City of Tacoma will present their their planning and outreach efforts around their homelessness strategy. Poet Bill Fay will discuss a project to tell the stories of people experiencing homelessness. LIHI will share a video of the Puyallup Tribe breaking ground on a new tiny house village, we'll learn from an expert about some hygiene and sanitation optiosn, hear about an effort to design an alternate Temporary Care Center, government updates, safe parking, and even more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/29/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pierce County Human Services will present on their work during 2020,including how CARES Act and similar funding was used to support our most vulnerable, Multicare will present on admission criterial for the Temporary Care Center, we'll work in small groups on next steps after the Summit, and all the usual update. Should be a busy session.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/25/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, invites members of the community reconvene to share our progress. This Safe Shelter Summit II - Taking Action, from 10-11 am on Monday, January 25th, 2021, will showcase public commitments to meet the requests presented at the December Summit. At the summit you will hear the commitments that government, businesses, and nonprofits have made to respond to the call for help. You'll also get a chance to discuss how we can best support our partners as we meet the needs of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Click here to register.

Friday Coalition Meeting 1/22/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM COVID-19 safety and vaccine discussion in breakout rooms, status updates from the City of Tacoma, Letter around the Temporary Care Center, Affordable Housing tax update, status of FEMA funding for non-congregate shelter, CoC meeting report out, the usual updates - safe parking, advocacy, county, health department, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/15/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda This week on the streets, the FUSION Family Center in Federal Way, COVID-19 and the community discussion, a new Speaker's Bureau training people to describe their lived experiences, all the usual updates, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/8/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda

Presentation by State Representative Mari Leavitt, a discussion by Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett about the rights churches have to serve the homeless, breakout groups around the focus areas from the Safe Shelter Summit, the usual reports and more.

Friday Coalition Meeting 1/1/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

New Years Day - no meeting.

Friday Coalition Meeting 12/25/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Christmas - no meeting.

Friday Coalition Meeting 12/21/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, invites members of the community to participate in a virtual Safe Shelter Summit, from 10-11 am on Monday, December 21, National Homeless Persons Memorial Day.

Pierce County is at a critical point in addressing homelessness. This summit will strategize and prioritize safety, especially immediate shelter, for people who are experiencing homelessness in our community

Without action, more people will die. This is why the Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness is calling on all people impacted by homelessness across all sectors of the community to come together to combat this crisis.

Friday Coalition Meeting 12/18/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Looking for Presentations

Friday Coalition Meeting 12/11/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda

Safe encampment update, county proposal regarding the health department, 1/10th of 1% for the housing trust fund, City of Tacoma Purple Bag program, government updates, safe parking updates, winter shelters updates, advocacy updates, and more

Friday Coalition Meeting 12/4/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM County Councilmember Marty Campbell on the proposal to change oversight of the Health Department, advocacy tips, government updates, info on the Pierce Transit bus pass, how to make the holidays special for people experiencing homelessness, shelter, advocacy, safe parking updates and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/27/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thanksgiving Weekend - no meeting.

Friday Coalition Meeting 11/20/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda - Welcome message
- This Week on the Streets: An outreach update
- What is happening for Thanksgiving weekend?
- An update from Shared Housing
- Helping people who have legal barriers get into housing
- Upsolve - overview of a site to help people with their finances
- Housing survey update from the City of Tacoma
- Co-buying as an option for housing
- Government Updates
- Safe Parking Update
- Advocacy Update
- Networking
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/13/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM We'll have a 20-minute presentation from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department on flu prevention and the interaction with COVID-19. We'll also hear about Shared Housing options in Pierce County, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/6/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Looking for Presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/30/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pierce County Human Services Think Tank discussing 2021 funding recommendations.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/23/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Update on the City of Tacoma Police Chief selection process - including how to get involved and influence the decision.  The City will also provide a presentation and do a question and answer session on the coming budget.  But before all that provider updates, government update, safe parking update, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/16/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Continuum of Care housing advocacy presentations, brainstorming on housing for those under 30% Area Median Income, rental assistance recommendations after December 31st, updates and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/9/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This week we will focus in a land trusts, with presentations by a couple organizations actively engaged in these approaches to providing stable housing.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/2/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Candidate Forums - tune in for a discussion of homelessness by candidates running for office in Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/25/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda

How to structure the coalition and our meetings to support our direct service providers and best serve our community.

Friday Coalition Meeting 9/18/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda

Fire and Smoke Response discussion, what outreach teams are active, vote on the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation proposal, small group discussions about the sustainability of the Coalition, and government, safe parking and advocacy updates.

Friday Coalition Meeting 9/11/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda We'll hear about a survey from Metro Parks about budget priorities, Pierce Transit's grant funded Pass program, discuss a funding proposal for the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and the usual government and advocacy updates.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/4/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM This week will be focused on Youth and Young Adult programs, but we'll also hear from the Census Bureau and get an update on rental assistance programs.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/28/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Shelter discussion and breakout groups regarding winter planning in the midst of COVID-19. We'll also have Government Updates, Advocacy Updates, and Shelter Updates, all with Question and Answer time.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/21/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Prepare yourself for a no-holds barred assessment of why we fail to end homelessness and what we must do different. Pierce County has no adequate plan, poor municipal coordination, too few resources, and no one accountable to end homelessness. Gerrit Nyland will lay out what policy makers in the Cities of Pierce County, The State and Pierce County Government must do to actually address homelessness. We'll also have an update on the ERAP program from the County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Looking for presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/7/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Plan the future of the Homeless Coalition. Help identify what we need to keep doing, what we should stop doing, and what we need to start doing. And also chat about how to pull that off with the chief cook and bottle washer abandoning his post.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/31/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Minutes Puget Sound Energy will come talk about their nonprofit grant opportunity and their COVID assistance funding. Goodwill will discuss new programs, including their rent assistance. We are also looking for an additional presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/24/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM We'll have a visit from the County Auditor to talk about how we and our clients can vote. The League of Women Voters of Pierce County is going to present their Outreach Circle model to get the vote out. We'll then break into small groups to talk about what preparations we are going or going to do around the potential increase in homelessness when the federal unemployment and the State eviction moratorium expire.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/17/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes The OnePierce Community Resiliency Fund will present on their efforts around affordable and supportive housing. The City of Tacoma will also present on the new CARES Act funding, and plans use. We'll cover the City of Tacoma's plan to stop doing employment and housing discrimination investigations, and discuss plans being put in place for potential wave of evictions on the horizon. And the usual update.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/10/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Pierce County Human Services will report out on the results of the Point in Time Count. The Pierce County Child Care Assistance Program will present child care vouchers. The City of Tacoma will briefly discuss outreach efforts around their housing survey. We'll get an overview of the proposed State rent assistance regulations and the ways we can provide feedback.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/3/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM No Meeting - Independence Day Holiday
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/26/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Arms Around you will present on their program that supports formerly incarcerated individuals coming out of correctional facilities, the homeless community, victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, and more. The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance will also come for a discussion of their coming legislative agenda - a stop on their annual summer listening tour.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/19/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes 10 presentations on racial drivers of homelessness - come hear short targeted presentation by leaders in different communities of color as they describe a problem, its effect, and a solution. Discussion to follow. Should be a powerful time to hear where our energies can effectively be directed.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/12/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes We'll get a visit from the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, where we'll get some updates on their advocacy work. The health department will provide some additional updates, and Tacoma Pro Bono will discuss current projects. And the usual updates, of course
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/5/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Elder Montgomery will welcome us in, and we'll here some updates from the State level from Representative Doblio, from the 22nd District. We'll hear about operations at the family shelter run by Altheimer church. Wellspring, a provider with a long history in King County, will introduce themselves and discuss their expansion into Pierce County. We'll also hear about a new platform that allows sharing and tracking of referrals between agencies. As usual, we'll get updates on advocacy work, homeless prevention, info from our government agencies, our shelters, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/29/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Learn about new shower and resources locations, new diaper bank locations, changes in veteran programs to serve more and serve better, updates on Shared Housing, Progress report on safe parking, government updates, shelter updates, an advocacy update and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/22/2020 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Meet some new shelter operators, hear about safe parking efforts, get status reports on the CoC meeting, our funding recommendations letter, homeless prevention, shelter and more. We'll also hear about how to connect up with Goodwill's Financial Opportunity Center.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/15/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Coordinated Care will discuss their COVID-19 response for both members and providers. We'll get an update on the status of the various Homeless Prevention programs, and hear about the new RFP from the County. And more - there is always more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/8/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The Coalition is going to make recommendations to the County and cities in Pierce County regarding the millions of federal CARES Act dollars provided to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve put together a laser-focused agenda to do just that – organizing our recommendations in four areas: Physical/behavioral health, Support for existing shelters, New shelters/safe parking/hygiene stations, and Racial equity in homeless prevention. We’ll have a few short, 5-minute presentations, and then each break into four small groups - one group for each area – facilitated by our area experts. We’ll use the ideas from the breakout groups in our end product, which will be a list of recommendations that we assemble, put a bow on, and provide to the decision makers.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/1/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes A presentation on $20M of recommended human services uses of CARES act funding by Pierce County, Tacoma's CARES funding plans, program availability at MDC, Rent Assistance Updates, Recovery options in the era of COVID-19, and the regular updates, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/24/2020 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Updates on the COVID-19 response - resource discussion with Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young, combating Compassion Fatigue, and much more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/17/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Updates from the Health Department, City of Tacoma, and work in small groups on needs during the recovery.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/10/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes The IRS will present on getting stimulus check to folks who don't file taxes, The Pierce County Connected Community Response Committee will present on their work, and we'll get updates galore.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/3/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes COVID-19 Updates from the Health Department, the City of Tacoma, Pierce County, the Shelters, and some time for each agency to check in on what is going well and what their challenges are.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/27/2020 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Brief address from the Mayor, updates from the Health Department, and looking for other presentations that will help us better serve our clients during this pandemic.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/20/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Another coronavirus Check-in, with report from the Health Department, Emergency Management, area shelters, program updates, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/13/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes We are going virtual - no in person meeting - just on-line or over the phone. We are focusing in on the homeless system response to the Coronavirus. We'll have updates from the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Pierce County Emergency Management, and Pierce County Human Services. Sea Mar will explain how to refer clients with flu symptoms to their clinic, and what clients can expect when they are at the clinic. The Tacoma Rescue Mission, Associated Ministries and Catholic Community Services will provide information on changes they are making to prevent and respond to the Coronavirus. Lastly, we will break into small groups to discuss what resources and information we need.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/6/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department and the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management will provide training around Preparing for and preventing coronavirus. We have room for an additional presentation.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/28/2020 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda We will hear about the Domatac Housing program - a group providing low cost housing to people experiencing homelessness. We'll also learn about protecting our clients with a State program to identify and mitigate lead-based paint hazards. We might have room for an additional presentation.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/21/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The City of Tacoma will present on their Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) employment discrimination complaint resources and process. We'll also hear all about the HYPE Center day center, serving youth 13-24. We'll have an update on the ACT Youth homelessness initiative and also recent membership additions to the Continuum of Care.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/14/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care will come to discuss a new Homeless Assistance Voucher Pilot Program getting ready to launch in Pierce and Snohomish Counties. The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance will provide an update on their work during this legislative session in Olympia.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/7/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda City of Tacoma Fair Housing Resources for tenants facing discriminatory practices. We will also learn about the Palmer Scholars Pathways program.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/31/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tristia Bauman, with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, a nationally known speaker, will discuss solutions to homelessness and recent work by the Center. The City of Tacoma will present on their Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) employment discrimination complaint resources and process.
Event 1/28/2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Convening by MDC, TMA and AM to work on possible shelter locations and how to best deploy volunteers to respond to people experiencing homelessness
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/24/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda No Meeting this week - take part in the Point in Time Count instead
Point in Time Count Activity 1/23/2020 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM The annual count of people experiencing homelessness.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/17/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The equity committee has plans for a productive meeting focusing on action steps we can take to mitigate the impacts of racism on housing stability. I think a panel and workgroups are planned, but we'll get more details as we near the actual date.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/10/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The Tacoma Branch of Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals will talk about their work to provide stable housing for veterans. We have room for an additional presentation. We'll also have a presentation by the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center on the needs and ways to better service clients and staff who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/3/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The census staff working on the count of unsheltered homeless will come to discuss their plan for the 2020 census count. We'll also meet LIHI, the new provider in town operating a 22 unit tiny home shelter, and hopefully hear about what we can do to support their work.
Event 12/18/2019 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM More Info Metropolitan Development Council in partnership with Associated Ministries and the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance will hold a public meeting on December 18, 2019, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastside Community Center, 1721 E. 56th St., to discuss the issues and possibilities related to the establishment of additional temporary shelter sites for people who are currently experiencing homelessness within the Tacoma city limits. The meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. with food, followed by a structured conversation to talk about potential sites for temporary shelter as well as how volunteers and community members could help to provide safe, dry, and warm shelter for people who are not currently housed in our city.
Friday Coalition Meeting 12/13/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Agenda Libraries and homelessness - how libraries serve people experiencing homelessness
Community Quarterly Meeting 12/12/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Associated Ministries coordinates a Quarterly Meeting of people of faith and goodwill - pastors or their representatives are highly encouraged to attend. The goal is to create an energizing space to gather regularly to learn about, discuss and take action on the crisis of homelessness in our community.
Friday Coalition Meeting 12/6/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Agenda Crossroads Treatment Center in Lakewood will present on their substance use programs. We'll are also going to do some work around what we need to help all the people experiencing homelessness get counted in the 2020 census.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/22/2019 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Learn about MDC's Withdrawal Management and Evaluation and Treatment Center. Councilwoman Pam Roach will also attend for a discussion on expanding Shelter in Pierce County.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/15/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Learn about the new Tacoma fire Department Safe Station Program. Then, Benevolence Blanket - a club run by high school students providing blankets to people experiencing homelessness - will present on their work. Allison Needles with the News Tribune will also speak with us about story ideas and hopefully a chat about stories, homelessness, and the media. The Sexual Assault Center presentation planned for November 1st will be rescheduled to this date, where they will come and talk about the work they do to provide support and exits for people being trafficked. We'll get an Advocacy Update from Maureen, hear about the shelter initiative from Metropolitan Development Council, and get an update on action around homelessness at the City of Tacoma.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/8/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda We will have overviews of MDC's Educational and Opportunity Center and their Supported Employment Program.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/1/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The bulk of our meeting will be a discussion facilitated by Metropolitan Development Council, Associated Ministries, and the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance around their new City of Tacoma contract to support expanded shelter in the City of Tacoma. But before that, a new community provider, Inside Passages Pierce County, who will be providing Critical Time Intervention, will describe the project and how it will operate. But before that happens, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson will come and discuss voting options for the November 5th general election.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/25/2019 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Forward Operating Base Hope is going to come and talk about the expansion of their veteran outreach into Pierce County. Our Sister's House will provide an overview of a new empowerment program for women experiencing homelessness. They'll describe the program and the support they could use from the community.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/18/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda We Care Daily Clinics Presentation - about their medication assisted treatment and behavioral health counseling. And the bulk of the time will be spent working on Racial Equity with a super agenda put together by the Racial Equity Committee.
Project Homeless Connect 10/11/2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM More Info This event brings together medical, dental, mental health services and more, as well as offering haircuts, lunch, and respect to people who have been living in their cars, on the street, and places not meant for human habitation.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/11/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Candidate Forum
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/4/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda We'll start with some planning for the October 11th Candidate Forum. The Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce will come for a discussion around areas the Coalition and the Chamber can support each other's work. We'll also get a report from the State Department of Commerce Interagency Work Group on Homelessness, and a report out from the advocacy group.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/27/2019 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes PSH panel was postponed. Instead, we have Orting Veterans Village tiny homes, coming to present,on their project that is about to break ground. The Community Partner Cafe will talk about their cross sector collaboration work. We'll get a report out from Hire253 and and update on the progress of the more restrictive shelter rules proposed from Tacoma parks.We'll also prepare for the October 4th and October 11th Candidate forums. Finally, we'll hear a report out on the most recent State inter-agency work group on homelessness meeting.
Employment Event 9/24/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM More Info Hire253
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/20/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Washington Trafficking Prevention discuss how to respond to the sexual exploitation and trafficking of youth. City Council Member Chris Beale will come for discussion around the changes to allowed shelter structures in Metro Parks. MDC will preview their soon to launch utility assistance program, and we'll get an update on ways to advocate for the needs of those experiencing homelessness.
Community Quarterly Meeting 9/19/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda Associated Ministries coordinates a Quarterly Meeting of people of faith and goodwill - pastors or their representatives are highly encouraged to attend. The goal is to create an energizing space to gather regularly to learn about, discuss and take action on the crisis of homelessness in our community.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/13/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda We'll hear a presentation about the Clubhouse model and the need for a Clubhouse model facility in Pierce County. We will also hear about Tacoma Public Utility programs that support low income households.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/6/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young will discuss the County's response to homelessness, the job growth/imbalance, and provide an update on the County plans for implementing the affordable housing funds made possible by SHB 1406. Homes First, an affordable housing provider in Thurston County, will prsent on the Community-Based Housing Development Organization Model (CHDO). Finally, we have a new faculty member from Evergreen College's Public Administration department talking about his work and interests in housing.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/30/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Beacon Health Options will provide a behavioral health administrative services overview of behavioral health crisis and non-crisis services in Pierce County and a bit beyond. The Pierce County Veterans Bureau will update us on their work supporting the veterans in our community. The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department will also provide an update on the state Hepatitis A outbreak and a refresher on prevention plans. Finally, the League of Women Voters will solicit input on some plans for a homeless forum in Puyallup.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/23/2019 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda The Tacoma Housing Authority will update us waitlist changes and solicit feedback on implementation options around the voucher and properties programs. Feedback on criminal screening policies will also be solicited. Balance Our Tax Code will also present on some efforts to create a more progressive tax code in Washington State to better address poverty. Finally, we'll get an update on the new The Coffee Oasis youth shelter, which opened on the 19th.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/16/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Youth focused Meeting - room for some presentations.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/9/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Washington State Representative Frank Chopp (outgoing House Speaker) will come for a discussion about the State’s funding opportunities around homelessness. We'll also hear about the important programs operated by Shared Housing Services.
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/2/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda The Red Cross will come and discuss how we can partner to better serve people experiencing homelessness. We are also launching the Racial Equity committee, so come find out how you can contribute to this important work. And, we'll get to meet Kwabi and his Peace Bus, and hear about his plans to make the world a better place..
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/26/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Skookum Contract Services - learn how to connect with an organization that provides people with disabilities employment in logistics and facilities management. Workforce Central and partners will provide information on their projects and initiatives. Valeo Vocation and Goodwill will also provide overviews of their services and how to connect in.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/19/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes A presentation by LASA on their Homeless Prevention work, as well as update from the Washington Tenants' Union and Tacoma Tenants Organizing Committee around tenant protections. Finally, we have Tristia Bauman, with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, a nationally know speaker who will discuss solutions to homelessness.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/12/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance will attend to get feedback on their legislative goals for the 2020 Legislative Session. The League of Women Voters will solicit input on the fall candidate forum plan. And to round out the morning, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will present on air quality and preparing for the wildfire and heat season.
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/5/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM No Meeting This Week
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/28/2019 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes The State Trueblood office will present information about their programs for individuals exiting incarceration.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/21/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Overview of the new ACT initiative, an update on The Coffee Oasis' progress on the new youth shelter, and some other exciting programs serving homeless youth and young adults.
Community Quarterly Meeting 6/20/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda Associated Ministries coordinates a Quarterly Meeting of people of faith and goodwill - pastors or their representatives are highly encouraged to attend. The goal is to create an energizing space to gather regularly to learn about, discuss and take action on the crisis of homelessness in our community.
Employment Event 6/19/2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM More Info WorkSource Pierce, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region and Washington Hospitality Association are sponsoring one-day HOSPITALITY JOB FAIR
Event 6/14/2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM More Info The Coalition won a City of Destiny Award - come and celebrate our accomplishment, and maybe also show just how substantial a grassroots movement our coalition is.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/14/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Minutes Safe Families for children - an overview of their temporary hosting for children in households in crisis.
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/7/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes United Health Care services overview and the County Auditor, Julie Anderson, to talk about registering registering folks experiencing homelessness to vote and the coming census.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/31/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Friday Provider Meeting - Community Connections Committee Report out on current work, past accomplishment, and future plans. The Evictions Committee will also do a full report out on their last year+ of work. The Racial Equity Committee will talk about their plans. We'll also hear an update on the Continuum of Care, and get an overview and update on the work of the Affordable Housing Consortium.
Event 5/28/2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM A special community forum to consider our homeless youth and how we can respond in Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor & South Kitsap
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/24/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Michele Thomas, with the The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance will be presenting on their work over last State Legislative Session, successes, and to begin planning for the next year. Will Harrison with MDC will also present on the Upward Bound Summer Program.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/17/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Presentation by FUSE Washington - by Reiny Cohen (former Communication Director for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance) and Alison Cheung (Senior Strategist) helping us develop strong messaging around homelessness and resources we need to address it. We will also have a presentation on the new locations for Coordinated Entry Conversations - the front door to the homeless system.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/10/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Sea Mar will present on the breadth of their programs, including healthcare for the homeless.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/3/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Pierce County Emergency Management will come and discuss how the homeless system and emergency management can better support each other during inclement weather and other emergencies. The Tacoma Needle Exchange/Dave Purchase Project will also present on their program, who they serve, and how to get connected.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/26/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Child Care Resources will present on child care programs for households experiencing homelessness. We'll also hear a legislative update and get some information on preventing the spread of disease in the homeless population.
Event 4/20/2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM More Info The 7th Annual Veterans Resource Fair
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/19/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM No Meeting This Week
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/12/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Change in plans - the County will report out on what we've learned from the 2019 Point in Time Count. The Coffee Oasis will be rescheduled for a few weeks in the future (still working on the date)
Event 4/5/2019 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM More Info Spring Bling Fling - gently used jewelry and accessory fundraiser in support of New Connections. also open Saturday, April 6th from 10am-5pm.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/5/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Korean Women's Association resources overview, first report out on Hire253, and a legislative update
Employment Event 4/4/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM More Info Military Hiring Event hosted by the Seattle Seahawks
Employment Event 4/3/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM More Info Job fair focused on getting folks experiencing homelessness great jobs. Over 70 employers ready to hire on the spot.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/29/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Committee Work Time and an overview of the Happy Destiny House
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/22/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Rapid Rehousing Program overview and Landlord Liaison Program 6 month update. Learn the history of Rapid Rehousing, why we invest so much of our homeless response in this intervention, how it works and how the landlord liaison project supports this important intervention.
Community Quarterly Meeting 3/21/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda Associated Ministries coordinates a Quarterly Meeting of people of faith and goodwill - pastors or their representatives are highly encouraged to attend. The goal is to create an energizing space to gather regularly to learn about, discuss and take action on the crisis of homelessness in our community.
Event 3/16/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM More Info Crossroads Treatment Center Grand Opening Health & Wellness Fair. Enroll in low-cost or no-cost health insurance, connect with primary care and behavioral health providers, learn about treatment benefits and more
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/15/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Lots on the agenda, including Youth programs like the Anchor Communities, Youth Homeless Demonstration Program, the Tacoma Police Department Homeless Outreach Team, REACH youth and young adult programs, and more.
Employment Event 3/13/2019 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM More Info Free Veterans Networking Event - Job Seekers - network with government and private sector employers - register with Goodwill's Operation GoodJobs, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/8/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Census presentation and Charity Care at local hospitals
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/1/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Joint meeting with the Community Partnership for Transition Solutions - a group working to support successful transition for folks exiting incarceration
Employment Event 2/27/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM More Info Mini Job Fair - Bring your resume! Fill out applications, interview and get hired! Employers: Goodwill, Home Depot, People Ready, Cascade Park Communities, Fastenal and Service Linen. Administrative, Labor, Cooks, CNA's, Retail
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/22/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Agenda Minutes Racism and Homelessness - a panel discussion. Carolyn Weisz, with the University of Puget Sound will lead us off, with the Tacoma Urban League and Tacoma Public Schools presenting.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/15/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Amerigroup will present on Foundational Community Supports - housing and employment resource for individuals living with mental illness or disability. We'll also hear about Amerigroups Value added Benefits – unique benefits for Medicaid clients with Amerigroup. We'll do a review of inclement weather shelter options, do a quick rundown of legislation in the works, and maybe more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/8/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Coordinated Care Offerings overview, a review of Inclement Weather shelter options, an overview of the Day One Grant, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/1/2019 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM Agenda Minutes Upcoming Legislative Bills of Importance to our Clients, and update on the coming Soft Launch of new Family Day Center for families experiencing homelessness, and some more time for committees to plan 2019's work.
Employment Event 1/29/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM More Info Valeo Vocation's First Hiring Event
Event 1/25/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Project Homeless Connect - All sorts of resources for folks - enroll in health insurance, medical, dental, vaccines, vision resources, coordinated entry, career services, haircuts, lunch and more!
Point in Time Count Activity 1/25/2019 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Our Coalition will be supporting Pierce County's Point in Time Count by being out there and doing the counting.
Employment Event 1/23/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Group workshop and one-on-one assistance to help you get employed. Resume building, job search, interview preparation, and more.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/18/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Presentation and feedback session on a new resource fair coordinated by the Puyallup Community Court. We will also have committee time and develop our work plan for 2019.
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/11/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Valeo Vocation – program overview and how to get clients engaged, Dispatch Health – a new medical house call program, and how you can make a difference with State and Federal Advocacy – Maureen Howard. We'll also go over how you can get involved in the Coalitions 2019 planning process.
Employment Event 1/9/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Group workshop and one-on-one assistance to help you get employed. Resume building, job search, interview preparation, and more.
Event 1/4/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM More Info Minutes Tacoma Housing Authority is very pleased to invite you to join many community leaders and partners at an important celebration. You can help us celebrate the groundbreaking and launch of two innovative, ambitious and transforming projects to end youth homelessness in Pierce County by 2022
Friday Coalition Meeting 1/4/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Pierce County Planning present and get input on their effort to incentivize building affordable housing along major transportation routes. We also have a presentation and chat about tiny home legislation. Lastly, we scheduled a special Point in Time training tailored to the Coalition.
Friday Coalition Meeting 12/14/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes The Year in Review and holiday get together.
Community Quarterly Meeting 12/13/2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agenda Associated Ministries coordinates a Quarterly Meeting of people of faith and goodwill - pastors or their representatives are highly encouraged to attend. The goal is to create an energizing space to gather regularly to learn about, discuss and take action on the crisis of homelessness in our community.
Friday Coalition Meeting 12/7/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes An update on the Shelter253 training program, as well as a forum where we will learn about the McKinney Vento mandate, and how 3 different school districts - Tacoma, Sumner and Franklin Pierce - make it happen.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/30/2018 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Molina Healthcare, strategy session on bringing ORCA Lift program (heavily subsidized transit pass) to Pierce County, and Committee Work Time.
Event 11/17/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM More Info Ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments, and open house tours with guest speakers Pierce County Council-member Derek Young, Pierce County Human Services Director Peter Ansara, District Superintendent United Methodist Church, Reverend Kathleen Weber, and Recover Cafe Founder Killian Noe.
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/16/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes An update on what is now available at the Court Resource Center (which actually serves the entire community, not just those who are justice-involved), a sign up opportunity for the annual Point in Time Count, and an introduction to the Washington State Employment Pipeline project.
Employment Event 11/11/2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM More Info VetsAid Job Fair for individuals from the military and the veteran community. And prize giveaways!
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/9/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Preview of new Resource Guide, Overview of the New Connections (program for women exiting incarceration), a holiday project idea, and speed networking proposal, and more
Friday Coalition Meeting 11/2/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes An update on progress with the City of Tacoma Affordable Housing Plan, and a presentation on the Wheela program by the State of Washington Employment Services Division.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/26/2018 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Youth and Young Adult forum, with nearly a dozen agencies providing services for those 25 and younger.
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/12/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Legislative District 25 and 31 Candidate Forum
Friday Coalition Meeting 10/5/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda none taken Committee Work and a couple employment related topics.
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/28/2018 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Candidate Forum
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/21/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Washington Student Achievement Council and Landlord Liaison Project
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/14/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Shelter Provider Panel
Friday Coalition Meeting 9/7/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Representative Jake Fey and LASA Homeless Prevention Program
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/31/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Both the Tacoma Housing Authority and the Pierce County Housing Authority
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/24/2018 9:14 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Second Cycle and a Pierce County Homelessness Model
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/17/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Tacoma Pro Bono and the Tenants Union of Washington
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/10/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda none taken Concerto Health, Committee Work and Updates
Friday Coalition Meeting 8/3/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda None taken Addiction Medicine Program at Multicare
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/27/2018 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes Legislative District #25 Primary Candidate forum - candidates for positions 1 and 2
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/20/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Uses of the Salvation Army SHIELD Center and Committee Work
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/13/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Agenda Minutes Artist in Residence update and Pierce County Council District 1 Candidate Forum
Friday Coalition Meeting 7/6/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Ricky's Law, the City of Tacoma Artists in Residence program update, Miracle Message, Candidate forum discussion, and Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability Presentation
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/29/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Tacoma Rescue Mission Programs and Committee Time
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/22/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Voter Registration and Hire 253
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/15/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Prosperity Wellness Center, Asian Counseling Treatment Servicesa and Committee Work
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/8/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Pathways program, Report on presentation to Human Services Select Committee, TCC programs for folks experiencing homelessness, and more
Friday Coalition Meeting 6/1/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Youthbuild, RAIN, Tent City update and Committee Reports
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/25/2018 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Keys to successful Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications, SOAR (Social Security Outreach Access to Recovery), and a Tent City Tacoma Discussion.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/18/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda None taken Disaster Response Coordination, Statewide Affordable Housing Policies, and Committee Work
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/11/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Why Homelessness is increasing, Accountable Communities of Health Community Voice Council, and the Recovery Housing Model.
Friday Coalition Meeting 5/4/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Homefullness forum debrief, tenant organization support, Hepatitis C exposure, and Committee Report
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/27/2018 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Agenda Minutes City of Tacoma Temporary Shelter Regulations, Pioneer Human Services and Updates.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/20/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda None taken Medicaid and Medicare independent insurance brokerage and Committee Work
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/13/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Sex Trafficking Response and Awareness Program, Betsy Ross House, and the coming Creating Homefullness Event.
Friday Coalition Meeting 4/6/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes YWCA of Lakewood and the City of Tacoma Phase 3 request for idea, Update and the League of Women Voters
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/23/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Coffee Oasis and Committee Work Time
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/16/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Committee Work and Usual Reports
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/9/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Collaborate Tacoma, The City of Tacoma Artist in Residence, Tacoma Community College, the League of Women voters and Reports
Friday Coalition Meeting 3/2/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agenda Minutes Phase 3 update, Tacoma Housing Authority, SOAR Overview, and updates
Friday Coalition Meeting 2/1/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM No presentations yet scheduled.