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.
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:
Our Pierce County office served a total of 179 youth in 2016. Here are snapshots of our client demographics.
Asian or Asian American
Black or African American or Other African
Hispanic or Latino
Native American or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White or Caucasian
10 to 12
13 to 14
15 to 17
18 and up