Public hearing Tuesday at City Hall for human services program funding

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tues., Nov. 30 to consider the recommendations of the Human...

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tues., Nov. 30 to consider the recommendations of the Human Services Commission for community services to spending approximatly $2.2 million in 2011 for local human services programs. The funding will be allocated from the “Community Services” general fund.

According to supporting documents prepared for the meeting, the City of Tacoma appropriates approximately $2 million annually to programs providing human services to Tacoma residents. Seventy-five human services programs submitted applications that address one of the three strategic priorities identified in the City’s 2010 Human Services Strategic Plan: prepare children and youth for success; improve employment and self sufficiency for adults; and meet basic needs.

The Council-appointed Human Services Commission applied the rating criteria identified in the Human Services Strategic Plan to its review of the applications from human services programs and developed recommendations to Council for the funding of programs during the 2011-2012 biennium.

The hearing Tuesday will start at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, first floor, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St. The hearing will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma and on http://www.tvtacoma.com .

The following organizations and programs have been recommended for funding:

Tacoma Community House — Adult Literacy and Employment Program — $76,168

Intercommunity Mercy Housing — Service-enriched Housing — $35,000

Catholic Community Services — Phoenix Housing Network — $80,000

MultiCare Health System — Parenting Partnership Program — $25,000

TACID — Access — $99,000

LASA (Serving Greater Pierce County) — Emergency and Transitional Housing — $28,560

Peace Community Center — Hilltop Scholars — $37,500

Pierce County AIDS Foundation — Medical Case Management — $110,000

The Rescue Mission — Family Shelter — $84,000

Camp Fire USA, Orca Council — Teen Outreach Program — $16,500

Catholic Community Services — Homeless Adult Services (formerly Downtown Service Provider Consortium) — $258,272

Emergency Food Network — Emergency Food Network Food Purchasing Program — $82,500

Helping Hand House — Emergency Housing — $16,500

Pierce County Alliance — Independent Living Skills Program — $36,850

Tacoma Public Schools — Sheridan School, Family and Community Partnerships — $16,388

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department — Family Support Partnership / McKinley Family Support Center — $16,500

Tacoma Community College — SPRUCE Program — $34,000

YWCA Pierce County — Women’s Support Shelter — $99,000

Communities in Schools of Tacoma — After-school Programming — $15,000

FISH Food Banks of Pierce County — Basic Nutritional Food Assistance — $24,600

Pierce County Alliance — CHOICE Foster Care (Bednights) — $20,500

Tacoma Housing Authority — THA Family Self-Sufficiency Program — $25,200

WWEE — REACH Plus (Reaching Employability and Achieving Career Habits) — $77,200

MultiCare Health System — BRIDGES — $21,200

TACID — HELP (Housing and Employment Link Program) — $51,500

YWCA Pierce County — Legal Services Program — $24,025

AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma — Three Cedars — $40,000

YWCA Pierce County — Insights Domestic Violence and Education Prevention — $15,000

Helping Hand House — Homeless Prevention — $15,000

Lutheran Community Services Northwest — Senior Companion Program — $15,300

Pierce County Juvenile Court Diversion — Community Restitution Service by Youth Program — $15,000

Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle — Backpack Project Program — $15,000

Children’s Home Society of Washington — Fostering Permanency (formerly Foster to Adopt) — $15,000

Hilltop Artists — Outreach — $15,000

Pierce County Housing Authority — Ready to Rent — $15,000

South Sound Outreach Services — SAFE Program — $48,600

Tacoma Goodwill — STEPS — $15,000

YWCA Pierce County — Children’s Program — $15,000

Associated Ministries — Severe Weather Program — $15,000

Centro Latino — Adult Employment and Training — $32,700

Hearing, Speach and Deafness Center — Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services — $15,000

Northwest Leadership Foundation — ProyectoMoLE — $32,100

Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle — St. Leo Food Bank — $45,360

Tacoma Community House — Multilingual Services (Immigration) — $24,400

WWEE — Housing Bridges to Self-Sufficiency (HBSS) — $39,600

Korean Women’s Association — We Are Family Home — $15,000

The Salvation Army, Tacoma Corps — Jarvie Family Emergency Housing Center — $31,275

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound — One-to-One Mentoring — $15,000

Communities in Schools of Tacoma — Project GRAD — $15,000

The Rescue Mission — Good Neighbor Cafe — $30,000

Shared Housing Services — Shared Housing (Tacoma) — $26,250

Good Samaritan Community Services — Good Samaritan Neighborhood Emergency Respite Services — $15,000

MultiCare Health System — Child Advocacy Center (Forensic Interview) — $17,325

Tacoma Public Schools — Boze Elementary Alternative Activities for At-Risk Students — $15,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound — Delinquency Prevention — $56,100

MultiCare Health System — Adult Day Health — $16,575

Our Sister’s House — New Directions — $15,075

Catholic Community Services — Counseling — $16,800

Metro Parks Tacoma — High School Sparx — $15,000

Korean Women’s Association — SE Asian Case Management and Emergency Services — $36,057

Metropolitan Development Council — HOPE / Sobering Center of Tacoma — $15,000

Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County — Education Prevention — $27,900

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