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FAMILY HOUSING NETWORK (formerly PHOENIX HOUSING NETWORK)

Phoenix Housing Network

 “I thank Phoenix Housing for showing me that I can do anything I need to do in life, and for making me realize that my life hasn’t come to an end because I ran into a rockslide during my journey.”

-Program Participant 

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Phoenix Housing Network Has a New Name and Location

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CCS Family Housing Network is the new name of CCS’ Phoenix Housing Network. Alan Brown, Housing Services Director, says that the name change better connects the program to CCS and its mission of service to homeless families and veterans. Additionally, CCS Family Housing Network is changing locations. On August 22 the program’s offices and day center are moving to 5050 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma.

The new site features a 3-story building believed to be built in 1926. CCS Family Housing Network has remodeled the brick building, adding an elevator and structural upgrades generously funded by the City of Tacoma. The new site has dedicated space for a day center that will provide families with a place to shower, do laundry, store some belongings, and use a kitchen. Local churches will continue hosting families in the evenings.

CCS Family Housing Network, a program of CCS Southwest, serves low-income families with children and military veteran households in Pierce County. The program provides families and veterans—who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness—a place to live, while helping them to build skills that maximize their stability and self-sufficiency, in order to prevent future homelessness.

CCS thanks St. Ann Parish for providing space to the program for the past 13 years. Stay tuned for news about a special September open house hosted by CCS Family Housing Network. Please contact Alan Brown for more information.

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Our Mission

Through support, dignity and love, Phoenix Housing Network, in partnership with our community, empowers families at risk of homelessness to achieve independent, healthy lives and a permanent place to call home.

Who We Serve

Phoenix Housing Network serves low-income families with children and military veteran households in Pierce County. We provide a place to live for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency, in order to prevent future homelessness.

Homelessness may be caused by domestic violence, loss of a wage earner, catastrophic loss, substance abuse, unemployment, disability, mental health challenges, or poor resource management.

Our Services

Rapid Re-housing
PHN and a partnership of 8 Pierce County housing service agencies help families move to affordable housing as quickly as possible after they become homeless. Rapid Re-housing also provides them with short-term supportive services, connections to community resources for training and employment, and rent assistance at an individualized level. Referrals come through Access Point 4 Housing, (253) 682-3401 ext 1.

Shelter
Seven days a week, five homeless families in the Phoenix Housing Network shelter program utilize our Day Center facilities for showers, laundry, telephones, cooking, relaxing, case management. In the evenings, a network of 27 local churches and schools provide dinner, sleeping accommodations, and breakfast, rotating between host sites each week. Referrals come through Access Point 4 Housing, (253) 682-3401, ext 1.

Housing with Supportive Services
Phoenix Housing Network partners with 73 apartment units in Tacoma, Lakewood, and Fife to serve homeless families with complex needs who would benefit from long term (2+ years) case management services to work on goals toward stability and independence. Service goals typically center on housing retention, education, employment, and family stability. Housing sites include the Guadalupe Vista Apartments, Matsusaka Townhomes, and Manresa Apartments. Referrals come through Access Point 4 Housing, (253) 682-3401 ext. 1 

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Serving Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston and Snohomish counties; the SSVF program provides rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services for veteran families and single veterans experiencing homelessness or who are at imminent risk of homelessness. Qualifications include:

  • Discharge status of anything other than dishonorable;
  • Resident of King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston or Snohomish Counties;
  • Currently homeless and seeking housing within 90 days, OR;
  • At imminent risk of homelessness (based on assessment);
  • Income below 50% HUD Area Median Income.

To access the SSVF program, call:

  • Pierce, Kitsap, and Thurston Counties: 253-471-5340
  • King: 253-854-0011
  • Snohomish: 425-374-6316

Suited for Success
PHN has been home to the Suited for Success program since 2004. We assist low-income men and women by helping them fine-tune their interview skills and we also help them select interview clothes from our on-site clothing bank of donated professional clothes.

Help Us Help Families!

Two-thousand volunteers participate in Phoenix Housing Network programs each year. Join the fun and make a difference!

  • Host Site Volunteer
  • Mentors or Sponsors for Youth
  • Day Center Grounds Keeping
  • Laundry
  • Light Repairs & Maintenance
  • Meals
  • Office Assistance/Mailings
  • Overnight Host
  • Suited for Success Clothing Boutique
  • Financial Supporter (Make a gift now!)

If you would like to learn more about how your church can become a PHN host site, call our
Volunteer Coordinator at (253) 471-5340.

Phoenix Housing Network
7050 South G Street
Tacoma, WA 98408


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General Information:
(253) 471-5340

For Shelter and Housing, call Access Point 4 Housing: 
(253) 682-3401 ext. 1

Suited for Success: 
(253) 471-5340 ext. 2315

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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