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Phoenix Housing Network Has a New Name
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
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.
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.
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
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
- Income below 50% HUD Area Median
access the SSVF program, call:
- Pierce, Kitsap, and Thurston
- 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
- Light Repairs & Maintenance
- 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.
7050 South G Street
Tacoma, WA 98408