Date - Apr 28, 2023
Time - 11:00am-1:30pm
Tacoma WA 98402
Please support and help celebrate the return of Tacoma Community House’s, In-Person, Annual Luncheon, HOPE LIVES HERE.
For 113 years, Tacoma Community House has provided service to immigrants, refugees, and now, homeless youth with Immigration, Housing, Education, Employment and Victim of Crime services.
Since March of 2022, Tacoma Community House (TCH) has experienced a significant influx of recently arrived Ukrainian refugees, due to the unprovoked invasion of their country. We have welcomed more than 230 individuals and their 400+ family members who have traveled approximately 5,683 miles to Tacoma; seeking assistance within TCH’s English as a Second Language, Employment, and Immigration Services Programs. Many have found shelter through the generosity of the Slavic communities in Pierce County.
Tacoma Community House has recently initiated a relief fund to support individual or family specific needs, solicited item donations, as well as hired multiple staff to help these newcomers navigate their new home and the unfamiliar systems they have encountered.
As we celebrate 113 years of service to immigrants, refugees and underserved individuals, we are also dedicated to serving homeless youth ages 12 – 24, through our REACH Center. REACH’s 10 Peer Outreach Specialists, all with lived experience, meet one-on-one with homeless youth (many BIPOC and LGBTQ2+) at encampments, shelters, vehicles, and connect them to housing, employment opportunities and advocacy & mental health services. Currently, there are approximately 860 homeless youth in Pierce County with the number increasing daily.