For homeless kids in crisis, new Eastside Tacoma facility can be ‘transformational’ (Tacoma Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
October 7th, 2020

From The News Tribune:

The facility is a significant upgrade.

Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb youth homelessness, and in particular for the kids who depend on it.

Previously, the crisis residential center was run out of a nondescript Eastside Tacoma home owned by THA. Operated in partnership with Community Youth Services, the location was adequate but cramped, limited to housing just six kids at time.

Today, the new center — which boasts an open floor plan, rec room, outdoor basketball hoop and solar panels on the roof — can house twice as many.

According to Community Youth Services, even that modest expansion means it can now serve an estimated 400 kids every year. That will make a big difference in the lives of young people, according to Tiffany Fisher, a Community Youth Services program director.

Read The News Tribune's article "For homeless kids in crisis, new Eastside Tacoma facility can be ‘transformational,’" featuring the Tacoma Housing Authority.

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