Employees Community Fund of Boeing awards $500,000 to Tacoma Community House

On June 13th, the Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing announced that they would donate $500,000 to support Tacoma Community House’s work assisting immigrant, refugee, and low-income families in Washington’s South Sound. This half-million dollar grant is made possible by the generosity of hundreds of Boeing employees who choose to pay out of their paychecks each…

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Urge Your Senator to Vote on a Capital Budget

We have made great progress on our $11M Capital Campaign to build a new, updated facility. However, as Rep. Laurie Jinkins​ said in a recent email, “Unless the Senate votes, $4.1 billion in construction projects won’t happen.” This includes Tacoma Community House’s $2.5 million in the capital budget. We urge you to call the Legislative…

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Luncheon Photos

Photos from our 107th Annual Luncheon are now up! Through our supporters’ generosity, we were able to raise over $116,000 to continue providing empowering services to immigrants, refugees, and low-income residents of the South Sound. We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did! These photos are also on Facebook, so feel free…

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Solving the Puzzle

When Stacy Hartley, a single mom, first came to Tacoma Community House through the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program, she had just graduated from Tacoma Community College with an accounting degree and needed to find work—fast. “My background is in customer service,” Stacy says. “I was looking for any kind of job at…

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Jose Antonio Vargas Visits Tacoma

On Thursday, April 6, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas visited our humble City of Destiny. TCH partnered with the University of Puget Sound and Humanities Washington to bring Vargas to Tacoma to speak on his experiences as an undocumented person living in hyper-visibility, educating folks around the country that no human being is…

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TCH to Host Citizenship Day, Apr. 8

Tacoma Community House is working in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA-WA) and the Washington New Americans program to host a Citizenship Day at their facility (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405) on Saturday, April 8. This free legal clinic will pair eager legal permanent residents (LPRs) with…

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Worth Celebrating

By Andy Boynton, Volunteer As a certified nursing assistant at a Tacoma retirement home and a student in the Central Service/Sterile Processing program at Clover Park Technical College, Yuridia De Jesus has come a long way since she and her daughter accompanied a friend across country and arrived in Tacoma a little more than a…

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Old Milwaukee Café hosts cookie fundraiser for TCH

Owners of the Old Milwaukee Café & Dessert Company on Tacoma’s 6th Avenue, Pat and Chad Kerth, have come up with a unique (and tasty) way to push back against President Trump’s executive actions targeting immigrants and refugees. All February long, the husband and wife team are selling frosted, cat-shaped shortbread cookies modeled after the hats protesters wore…

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Write a letter To Immigrants With Love

#ToImmigrantsWithLove is a letter writing campaign for immigrants and their supporters to flood the internet with positivity and support this Valentine’s Day! Join us in showing Tacoma’s immigrants that they are an important part of our community, families, and everyday lives. Get Involved: Go to our survey to write a short message to a friend, loved one, or…

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