City Council will review $4.3 million in human services funding recommendations

The City of Tacoma’s Human Services Commission has recommended allocating approximately $4.3 million over the next biennium toward organizations that provide community services citywide. Additionally, the commission has recommended approximately $384,000 over the next biennium for organizations that serve youth through curfew support programs.

The recommendations were presented Nov. 20 during a special meeting of Tacoma City Council’s Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee. The full City Council is expected to review the recommendations during its study session Nov. 25, and make a decision on funding when it votes on the city’s final biennium budget next month.

According to information provided to the council committee, approximately $3.2 million was requested in community service funds for 2009 (approximately $2.1 million has been recommended), and $386,694 was requested in curfew support program funding ($192,106 has been recommended). Similarly, the Human Services Commission received funding requests from a variety of agencies for 75 different programs that serve community services (63 were recommended for funding). The commission also received funding requests from seven agencies for eight programs that provide curfew support services (four were recommended for funding).

The commission scored each program on a scale of 0 to 100.

Here is what the commission has recommended for the first year of the 2009-2010 biennium. The information reflects the name of the agency, the program, its score, and funding recommendation for 2009:

I. COMMUNITY SERVICES

– Catholic Community Services / Men’s and Women’s Shelter / (N/A) / $100,000

– Catholic Community Services / Phoenix Housing Network / (98) / $75,000

– YWCA Pierce County / Women’s Support Shelter / (98) / $90,000

– Tacoma Rescue Mission / Good Neighbor Cafe / (97) / $40,000

– Emergency Food Network / Warehouse Distribution Center / (95) / $75,000

– Tacoma Community House / Adult Literacy / (95) / $35,000

– FISH Food Banks of Pierce County / Basic Food and Nutrition Assistance / (94) / $23,400

– Shared Housing Services / Shared Housing Tacoma / (94) / $35,000

– MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital / Parenting Partnership / (93) / $25,000

– South Sound Outreach Services / Safe Program / (93) / $54,000

– Tacoma Rescue Mission / Family Shelter / (93) / $75,000

– Catholic Community Services / Counseling / (92) / $22,400

– Nativity House / Nativity House / (91) / $60,000

– TACID / Access / (91) / $99,000

– Tacoma Community College / SPRUCE Program / (91) / $30,900

– Northwest Leadership Foundation / Proyecto MoLE / (90) $40,140

– AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma / Three Cedars / (89) / $40,000

– Catholic Community Services / Hospitality Kitchen / (89) / $90,750

– Intercommunity Mercy Housing / Service-enriched Housing / (89) / $30,000

– MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital / BRIDGES / (89) / $20,600

– Pierce County Alliance / Independent Living Skills Program Support / (89) / $33,500

– Tacoma Community House / Employment Services / (89) / $33,500

– Boys & Girls Clubs of Puget Sound / Delinquency Prevention / (88) / $74,800

– Indochinese Cultural & Service Center / Southeast Asian Case Management & Emergency Services / (88) / $48,076

– Korean Women’s Association / We Are Family / (88) / $15,000

– Hilltop Artists in Residence / Outreach / (87) / $15,000

– Tacoma Community House / Multilingual Services / (86) / $30,500

– WWEE / Housing Bridge to Self-Sufficiency / (86) / $49,500

– Lutheran Community Services Northwest / Senior Companion Program / (85) / $15,300

– Metro Parks Tacoma / High School SPARX / (85) %15,000

– MultiCare Health System / Adult Day Health / (85) / $22,100

– New Connections / Irma Gary House / (85) / $10,000

– Our Sisters’ House / New Directions / (85) / $20,100

– The Salvation Army / Emergency Family Lodge / (85) / $41,700

– YWCA Pierce County / Children of Youth / (85) / $15,000

– YWCA Pierce County / Insights Domestic Violence Prevention / (85) / $11,500

– Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center / Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services / (84) / $15,000

– MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital / Children’s Advocacy Center / (84) / $23,100

– St. Leo Food Connection / St. Leo Food Bank / (84) / $56,700

– WWEE / REACH Plus / (84) / $73,500

– Communities in Schools of Tacoma / After-School Programs / (83) / $10,500

– Good Samaritan Community Services / Neighborhood Emergency Respite Services Program / (83) / $12,600

– Helping Hand House / Emergency Housing Program / (83) / $10,500

– Metro Parks Tacoma / Teen LEAP / (83) / $10,500

– Children’s Home Society of Washington / Foster to Adopt / (82) / $11,500

– Girl Scouts of Western Washington / Girl Scout Outreach Program / (82) / $20,000

– Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County / Sexual Assault Education & Prevention / (82) / $37,200

– Lakewood Area Shelter / Emergency & Transitional Housing / (81) / $25,500

– Metropolitan Development Council / HOPE Project / (81) / $15,000

– Pierce County AIDS Foundation / Case Management / (81) / $110,000

– TACID / HELP / (81) / $50,000

– Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound / One-to-one mentoring / (80) / $15,000

– Camp Fire USA / Teen Outreach Program / (80) / $12,000

– Communities in Schools of Tacoma / Project GRAD / (80) / $12,000

– Metro Parks Tacoma / SPARX OLE / (80) / $12,000

– Pierce County Alliance / CHOICE Foster Care (Bednights) / (79) / $19,575

– Tacoma Housing Authority / Family Self-Sufficiency / (78) / $24,000

– Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department / Family Support Partnership – McKinley Family Support Center / (77) / $14,063

– YWCA Pierce County / Legal Services / (77) / $23,325

– Helping Hand House / Homeless Prevention / (76) / $10,000

– Centro Latino / Adult Employment and Training / (75) / $40,875

– Boze Elementary School / Alternative Activities For At-Risk Students / (68) / $12,176

II. CURFEW SERVICES

– Metropolitan Development Council / Curfew Advocacy Program / (90) / $42,583

– Metro Parks Tacoma / Late Night Club Sozo / (89) / $60,000

– Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound / Late Night / (86) / $52,572

– YMCA of Tacoma-Pierce County / Late Night / (84) / $36,951

City Council will review the recommendations Nov. 25 during the noon study session in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16. Audio from the session will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma and on http://www.tvtacoma.com .