United, we will lift 15,000 families out of poverty by 2028 and move towards self-sufficiency, one family at a time. 
To date through donor investments and our community partners, over 9,800 families are moving towards self-sufficiency and on their way to building wealth.

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families are moving towards self-sufficiency and on their way to building wealth.



individuals had access to food, shelter and other essentials to help households move from crisis to stability.



contacts received for assistance with community resources through South Sound 211.

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We mobilize and unite the caring power of Pierce County to tackle our community’s toughest challenges to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways.

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We measure our success not in dollars raised, but in actual lives changed. These stories are a testament to the difference that communities can make when we come together to create lasting change.

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“I had been living in my car and in and out of hotels and at times sleep on friends couches with my three children for a while. Due to my dad passing away and not being able to able to keep up with the bills it lead to me being homeless with my children. It took some years and I finally was working… Continue Reading ⇢
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Trisha was referred to me by another local agency that assists people with finding work. She needed assistance with getting her TB, flu, and Tdap shots to begin employment as a medical assistant but she did not have the money to cover the costs. We provided her with some resources to help pay for… Continue Reading ⇢
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