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How Can People of Faith in Pierce County Assist the Homeless?

What can members of our community do to address the growing challenge of homelessness? People of faith and goodwill are invited to attend an interactive learning session regarding homelessness in Pierce County. Participants will come away with a better understanding of this crisis and will be briefed on the assistance programs that are available, as well as the work that remains to be done.

The crisis is real: during the past 11 months, Associated Ministries interacted with 7,212 households that were experiencing some level of housing instability in Pierce County. These are struggling families and vulnerable individuals who spent the previous night on the street, in a shelter, in a place not meant for human habitation, as well as those fleeing from domestic violence.

Rev. Martin Yabroff of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, a member of Associated Ministries’ Board of Directors, will host the gatherings; he invites all people of faith and goodwill to attend to learn more about how to assist those experiencing homelessness in Pierce County.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact AM Communications at communications@associatedministries.org.

Pierce County Council & Executive Candidate Forum

Download Flyer Here

AHC Candidate Forum 
Candidates: 7 Pierce County Council candidates + 2 Pierce County Executive candidates
Moderator: Matt Driscoll, TNT columnist
Co-host: NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] Pierce County
Hors d’oeuvres & beverages will be provided.

To RSVP or for more info, contact Connie Brown, Executive Director
Tacoma Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium
connie@affordablehousingconsortium.org 
253.627.0949, fax 253.627.2160
1323 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma 98405

Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration

Reading, Book Signing and Reception

The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life.   It’s time to move again.  

Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun. 

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. For more information on Brian, visit his website at www.brianmclaren.net.

Hilltop Street Fair

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11am – 7pm, Tacoma’s Hilltop Street Fair will expand from 9th St to 13th St and MLK Way. More arts! More music! More fun!

  • 3 music stages
  • Hilltop film competition
  • Talent show, dance, art, spoken word
  • Car show
  • Bike fun
  • Kids’ activities & entertainment
  • Sidewalk chalk-off
  • Beer garden
  • Food/arts & craft vendors
  • Free kids’ books
  • Free health & dental screenings

Location

Hilltop
MLK Jr. Way from 9th to 13th
Tacoma

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Obon Summer Dance Festival

Tacoma Bon Odori
A Japanese Folk Dance Festival

Come join us on the first saturday of August for the OBON Summer Dance Festival! Event includes: Outdoor festival, Japanese food, Traditional dance, Taiko drumming, Beer garden and Candlelight memorial service

Saturday, July 30th
5:00-9:00 PM
Tacoma Buddhist Temple
1717 South Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA
tacomabt.org
Located 3 blocks up from the UWT campus

Everyone welcome!

Dance lessons
in Temple social hall
July 12-24
7:30-9:00 PM

Obon

Financial “Big View” Meeting

Every month, our Circles program has a meeting called the “Big View” where we address the issues those in poverty are facing daily. We are now opening this opportunity up to the community and we want to be sure to include you!

Attached you will find a flyer promoting our monthly Big View meeting at Mountain View Community Center. This month’s topic is finance. We will have an expert on Social Security answer questions many have such as; how much can I make and still collect social security? If I suspend my social security is it possible to re-activate it? And questions about credit such as; how do I repair bad credit? What does my credit score need to be to get a home loan? When is it appropriate to use credit? How do I establish credit?

Mountain View Community Center is located at:
3607 122nd Ave. E. Suite A
Edgewood, WA 98372

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mary Neff
Director of Programs
maryn@mtviewcc.org
253.826.4329
Visit our Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/mtviewcc
Or visit us on the web at www.mtviewcc.org

Finance

5K Kilometers for Kids

Supporting programs for children & youth:
Back to School BBQ
Kid’s Club & Camp Quest
KidPower Packs

July 16, 2016
@ Mountain View Community Center in Edgewood
1K at 8:30 AM
5K at 9:00 AM

Click here to register today! 

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Community Meeting on Homelessness in Pierce County

As evidenced here http://thesubtimes.com/2016/04/30/unsheltered-homelessness-up-37-in-pierce-county/ and in other articles, Pierce County, like many communities along the West Coast, is experiencing higher numbers of people who are unsheltered.  In response, Pierce County Community Connections and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (www.csh.org) are hosting a weeklong Charrette to hear from experts and hold a community wide discussion on solutions to the issue of people who are homeless and sleeping outside. 

I’d like you to be part of this process by attending one of the day long sessions. One is in Tacoma – on June 21; the other is in Parkland – on June 22. The topics at each will be the same (see attachments for details). You can participate all day or you may choose to attend the session that most suits your interests. Additionally, CSH will be facilitating a feedback session at Bates Technical College 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma from 10:00 to 11:30 on Friday June 24th to provide draft recommendations from the two days of discussion.  

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
9am-5pm
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
9am-5pm
Pierce County Library Admin Building
2005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98466
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

The Charrette is a process that allows for a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and experiences to understand the scope of the problem and come together for solutions. CSH uses a modified fishbowl process to ensure maximum participation among diverse stakeholders. Key experts will have a conversation that will set the stage for a larger group discussion. More information on Charrettes is available here: http://www.csh.org/csh-solutions/community-work/local-planning/charrette-workshops/ .

Space will be limited at each site, so please RSVP as soon as possible to nui.bezaire@csh.org. Light snacks will be offered in the morning and the afternoon, however lunch is on your own. 

 Your participation will make the conversation richer – I hope you can join us.

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_1

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_2

Interfaith Iftar Dinner – Celebrating Ramadan Together!

You are cordially invited to the Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 8pm at the University of Puget Sound Tahoma Room in Thomas Hall

Featuring: The Art of Living Together: Building Relationships
Keynote Speech: Dr. Etga Ugur
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma

Free admission, just RSVP at seattle@pacificainstitute.org 

Event held by Associated Ministries, University of Puget Sound & the Pacifica Institute

Iftar

Community Meeting on Homelessness in Pierce County

As evidenced here http://thesubtimes.com/2016/04/30/unsheltered-homelessness-up-37-in-pierce-county/ and in other articles, Pierce County, like many communities along the West Coast, is experiencing higher numbers of people who are unsheltered.  In response, Pierce County Community Connections and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (www.csh.org) are hosting a weeklong Charrette to hear from experts and hold a community wide discussion on solutions to the issue of people who are homeless and sleeping outside. 

I’d like you to be part of this process by attending one of the day long sessions. One is in Tacoma – on June 21; the other is in Parkland – on June 22. The topics at each will be the same (see attachments for details). You can participate all day or you may choose to attend the session that most suits your interests. Additionally, CSH will be facilitating a feedback session at Bates Technical College 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma from 10:00 to 11:30 on Friday June 24th to provide draft recommendations from the two days of discussion.  

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
9am-5pm
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
9am-5pm
Pierce County Library Admin Building
2005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98466
9-9:30 Introduction – Homelessness in Pierce County
9:30-11:30 Permanent & temporary housing options
12:30-2:30 Services including outreach and engagement
3-5 Maximizing Community Resources

The Charrette is a process that allows for a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and experiences to understand the scope of the problem and come together for solutions. CSH uses a modified fishbowl process to ensure maximum participation among diverse stakeholders. Key experts will have a conversation that will set the stage for a larger group discussion. More information on Charrettes is available here: http://www.csh.org/csh-solutions/community-work/local-planning/charrette-workshops/ .

Space will be limited at each site, so please RSVP as soon as possible to nui.bezaire@csh.org. Light snacks will be offered in the morning and the afternoon, however lunch is on your own. 

 Your participation will make the conversation richer – I hope you can join us.

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_1

Pierce County Charrette Flyer June 21-22_Page_2

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