Tacoma Rescue Mission has named Duke Paulson its new executive director. To better address Tacoma's and Pierce County's homelessness crisis, the agency will need to better collaborate with partners in the community.
Bob Cleaveland was one of Make-A-Wish Washington and Alaska’s three co-founders, helping to create the local affiliate back when granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions was a fledgling endeavor.
Puyallup’s City Council wasn’t trying to solve homelessness when it voted 6-1 to all but decimate a fledgling program designed to provide portable toilets in a handful of downtown locations. The motivation was actually far less noble.
Tacoma Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Mirra breaks down what he described as the challenging “puzzles” and “arithmetic” the agency is currently facing in trying to serve the growing number of rent-burdened Tacomans.
For the first time ever, this year’s Point-In-Time count included volunteers fanning out to tucked-away encampments throughout the county in the middle of the night, part of an effort to increase the accuracy of the annual census.