HomeFamilies and IndividualsPhoenix Housing Network
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 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.
Most of the homeless population in Pierce County consists of families with children. Homelessness may be caused by domestic violence, loss of a wage earner, catastrophic loss, substance abuse, unemployment, disability, limited English language skills, or poor resource management.
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, and life skills classes. In the evenings, a network of 27 local churches and schools provide dinner, sleeping accommodations, and breakfast, rotating between host sites each week.
Phoenix Housing Network has 48 transitional apartments throughout Pierce County. Homeless families are able to live in their apartment for one to two years and receive case management while they work on their goals toward self-sufficiency, permanent housing, and stability.
Permanent Housing with Services
Phoenix Housing Network serves 38 previously homeless families in permanent housing at Guadalupe Vista, a CCS-managed apartment building in Central Tacoma. Families at Guadalupe Vista receive intensive case management to enhance and maintain family and economic stability.
Veteran's Homeless Prevention Program
Serving Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston Counties, the Veteran Homeless Prevention program targets Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness, or who have become homeless within the past 90 days. In partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Labor, this program provides housing stability, case management, VA health services, employment services, and rent assistance. To access this program, call toll free: (855)468-VETS.
Phoenix Housing Network provides limited funding for rental assistance that helps at-risk families stay in their homes and avoid homelessness. Each family also receives community resource information. Call (253) 471-5340 for information about our rent assistance schedule.
Suited for Success
A 3-hour interview skills workshop, plus work-appropriate clothing from our Clothing Boutique, Suited for Success helps low-income men and women successfully interview and gain employment.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Lives
To help break the generational cycles of poverty and homelessness, Phoenix Housing Network provides child-focused services, including counseling, group sessions, educational intervention, and social activities for the families we serve. Healthy Kids, Healthy Lives also seeks out community tutors and mentors for youth in PHN housing programs.
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
- Childcare at Day Center
- Mentors or Sponsors for Youth
- Day Center Grounds Keeping
- Help Move Families into Housing
- Light Repairs & Maintenance
- Office Assistance/Mailings
- Overnight Host
- PHN Advisory Board
- 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.
7050 South G Street
Tacoma, WA 98408