Wish list for Nativity House

TACOMA, WA- Nativity House says help is urgently needed: 167 of our homeless neighbors live here, at Nativity House in Tacoma. They are critically low on blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, shoes, and have set up an Amazon list if you are able to directly send something – Items are $10-$20 and will be deeply appreciated. Nativity House made a similar post last year that was shared 4,200 times and kept them stocked for months — let’s show them how much we care.

For Nativity House’s wish list, see their Amazon page HERE

Nativity House is the largest, most comprehensive facility in Pierce County serving low-income and homeless adult men and women. Our goal is to provide for the basic needs of adult individuals experiencing homelessness, and offer concrete pathways to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. The new Nativity House combines the services previously offered by three separate Homeless Adult Services (HAS) programs: Hospitality Kitchen, Nativity House, and Tacoma Avenue Shelter. Services are provided 365 days per year and include hot meals, day shelter, overnight shelter, mental health and chemical dependency assessments and referrals, rapid re-housing, access to mainstream public benefits such as Medicare and SSI, and job training. The new Nativity House also includes a new program, the Nativity House Apartments, which provides 50 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless single adults with disabilities.

Belief statement found on the Nativity House website:

We Believe…

…in every child growing up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.

…in elders living in security and dignity.

…in healthy family life being affirmed and supported in our communities.

…in every person having the right to a safe, affordable place to call home.

…in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

…in joining with others to change the systems which oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering.

…in employees and volunteers working in an environment which offers respect, teamwork and excellence.

…in all these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.

For more information about Nativity House, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nativity-House-164769010216609/ or see their website at http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homeless_nativityhouseday

Photo courtesy  Nativity House
Photo courtesy
Nativity House