Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children is the only local private non-profit dental clinic dedicated to serving children regardless of their ability to pay and the only that offers the unique combination of treatment in its affordable dental clinics and through our community and school-based dental outreach services. It offers a full array of dentistry services, including preventative, restorative and endodontic treatment as well as referral to low-cost orthodontic services.
Lutheran Community Services NW is the only host agency in Pierce County for The Senior Companion Program (SCP), which is a national volunteer program allowing low-income seniors to make a difference by providing assistance and companionship to older adults struggling with daily living tasks like shopping, getting to the doctor or simply socializing outside their apartment. It recruits and trains senior volunteers to provide direct client services in a longer-term, matched relationship.
Medical Teams International provides free dental care to a sector of the population, primarily low-income and marginalized adults that desperately need dental care and are currently without private insurance or personal funds for basic and/or urgent dental care.
Multi-Service Center (MSC) helps low-income and homeless residents in South King County by supplementing their basic needs and/or improving their economic well-being in a number of ways. MSC works to prevent and reverse homelessness through its Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing programs, its Employment and Education programs, and its Energy Assistance program.
NW Furniture Bank helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need. Its vision is for all families to have beds, tables, chairs, and the furnishings necessary to turn any house into a real home. NW Furniture Bank serves families who are trying to rebuild their lives coming from situations like transitional housing, domestic abuse, suffering a loss from fire or natural disaster and young adults leaving foster homes. All clients are low income and include veterans, the disabled or anyone living without furniture.
Oasis and Rainbow Center, collaboratively known as ORC, co-facilitate as community educators in the South Sound region, offering introductory level, advanced and tailored cultural competency trainings centered on working with and serving the LGBTQ community with understanding, dignity and respect.
OHM is the only emergency shelter providing same day services, seven days a week, to Puyallup area families in crisis. OHM shelters homeless families with minor age children in local motels for a brief period of time while working with local programs and schools to assist families toward stable housing. OHM volunteer services include a telephone screening process completed the same day a call is made, a minimum three-night stay in a local motel, emergency food, gas and other provisions as needed.
The Peace Community Center’s ultimate outcome is for Hilltop youth to become young adults who reach their full potential and invest in their community. McCarver Scholars is the first step of an academic pipeline designed to accomplish that outcome. The Center sets long-term and immediate-term outcomes to gauge the effectiveness of the academic pipeline all along the way. The long-term goal of McCarver Scholars is to have students reading at grade level by the end of 5th grade.
Pierce County AIDS Foundation, serving Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties, is committed to the prevention of new HIV infections, assisting persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addressing related health problems and combating associated stigma and discrimination by disseminating factual and up to date information about the prevention, transmission and treatment of HIV. PCAF’s prevention team, coupled with its thorough medical case management program, reduces the spread of HIV/AIDS in the South Sound by promoting positive choices and behaviors while helping all members of the community be healthier and happier.
RP/6 continues to seek out new opportunities to better support service members, veterans and their families through health and wellness initiatives. In 2016, RP/6 launched Yoga After Hours weekly on Monday evenings to encourage the military community to remain connected and healthy via a yoga practice in our building. RP/6 continues to involve wellness education initiatives and programs in its robust partner network to ensure service members, veterans and their families have access to the wide spectrum of health and wellness resources.
Rebuilding Together South Sound’s Home Modification program provides free disability modifications for low-income homeowners who are elderly or disabled. Providing these services ensures every family in Pierce County has the opportunity to live in a safe and healthy home environment, allowing them to stay in their own homes longer. Keeping elderly and disabled homeowners and the families they support in their own homes longer has a lasting effect on the health, safety and stability of the family as well as the neighborhood in which they live.
As the only youth center on the Key Peninsula, the Red Barn provides youth with a safe environment during out of school hours. The Red Barn Youth Center is a support system for youth, as its staff and volunteers serve as mentors to area teens. These healthy relationships between adults and teens have positive impacts that are associated with improved adolescent adjustment.