Homelessness is a regional issue that affects us all
Did you know that 70 percent of people experiencing homelessness in Pierce County are from here? That’s because when people become homeless, they tend to stay near the community they’re used to.
Homelessness is a regional issue affects all of us. That’s why it’s going to take a regional approach to find solutions, and why we’re working at the county level with community partners to find ways to address the needs of our population that are without a sheltered place to sleep at night.
At the direction of Council, and lead by the county’s Department of Human Services, work is currently underway to craft the 2021 Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness. Dedicated service providers, community members and people with lived experience comprise two different groups tasked with collaborating to develop this comprehensive plan and a shelter plan to identify ways we can help.
Part of that work includes gathering feedback from the community. This is where you come in. If you would like to share your thoughts about how we can end homelessness in Pierce County, please take the survey
The county also has a couple of webpages dedicated to keeping the public informed about the work being done to craft the plans. You can visit this website
to learn more information about the work groups and their meeting dates and times. This website
has more information about homelessness numbers in Pierce County, where current shelters exist in our community and additional details about the survey.