PIERCE COUNTY OFFICE

Our Tacoma office opened its doors in 1998 with support from Pierce County Juvenile Court and state funding. We are thankful to the many local investors who currently support our work, including local foundations, the City of Tacoma, and Pierce County!

The majority of our Pierce County clients are facing education barriers. Compared to other TeamChild offices, we historically have the highest rate of cases where special education or mental health is the primary legal issue. In 2012, we piloted a Wellness Project targeting clients who needed help accessing mental health care – we continue to focus on the behavioral health needs of our clients through local City of Tacoma partnerships. And in recent years, we’ve become more deeply involved in local efforts to address youth homelessness, including serving a growing proportion of young adults.

PIERCE COUNTY CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1512
Tacoma, WA 98401
Office:

615 S 9th Street, Suite 102  (We’ve moved!)
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 274-9929
(253) 274-1888 Fax
[email protected]

CORE PARTNERS

As we advocate for the multi-dimensional needs of our clients, we are fortunate to have strong relationships with local partners. This is not an exhaustive list, but they include:

  • A Common Voice
  • Catholic Community Services
  • City of Tacoma Gang Reduction Task Force
  • City of Tacoma Unaccompanied Minor subcommittee
  • Consejo Counseling & Referral Services
  • City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Community Services Department
  • Community Youth Services Pierce County Advisory Committee
  • Comprehensive Life Resources
  • Department of Assigned Counsel
  • Goodwill / Youthbuild Tacoma
  • HopeSparks
  • Juvenile Rehabilitation
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • Oasis Youth Center
  • OSPI School Discipline Task Force
  • Pierce County 100 Day Challenge
  • Pierce County Coalition to End Youth Homelessness
  • Pierce County Human Services
  • Pierce County Juvenile Court
  • Rainbow Center
  • REACH Center
  • Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County
  • ResCare Workforce Services
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services
  • Vadis
  • Vibrant Schools

LOCAL DATA

Our Pierce County office served a total of 179 youth in 2016. Here are snapshots of our client demographics.

Race/Ethnicity

  • Asian or Asian American

  • Black or African American or Other African

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Multiracial

  • Native American or Alaskan Native

  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

  • Other Race

  • Unknown

  • White or Caucasian

Age at Intake

  • 10 to 12

  • 13 to 14

  • 15 to 17

  • 18 and up

Gender

  • Female

  • Male

  • Transgender

17%

Homeless

69%

Differently Abled

51%

Out of School

76%

Juvenile Court Involvement

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