Pierce County Provides Shelter for Homeless Young Adults


Kurt Miller, Executive Director, Community Youth Services-Pierce County, will be speaking about the new homeless youth shelter in Tacoma. He will provide statistics on who is being served and the successes that have been seen. In addition, Kurt will discuss future plans for the Young Adult Shelter, a Day Center, and a Youth Home.

Please join the Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking (PCCAT) at its next meeting to be held on:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016   6:00 – 7:30 pm

Bates Technical College-SOUTH, 2201 S 78th St Tacoma, WA 98409 Building E , Room 101

About the speaker:

Kurt Miller has developed numerous partnerships and collaborations within the community to enhance programs for young people.

  • He directed the development of collaborations, design and writing of a successful 5 year, $2.5 million 21st Century Community Learning Center proposal, which was located in schools on the Hilltop of Tacoma.
  • During that time he assumed management and development of two struggling community programs working with youth in the juvenile justice system in partnership with the Pierce County Juvenile Court.  The Youth ARC and Evening Reporting Center, were turned into successes within a few months.

As a community member he was

  • Co-chair of the Tacoma Citizens for Schools where he oversaw the passage of a $450 million Capital Facilities bond in 2001 and $250 million Operations Levies in 2002 and 2006.
  • Instrumental in creating and developing Tacoma 360, which was a collaboration between the Tacoma School District, Tacoma Parks, and the City of Tacoma to coordinate community and governmental resources to better serve the citizens of Tacoma, which became part of the Graduate Tacoma: Foundation for Tacoma Schools.
  • Served on the Tacoma School Board from 2003-2015.

Kurt spent almost 6 years as the founding Director of the REACH Center, which provides education, employment opportunities for young people from 16-24 and housing for 13-24 year olds.

In March 2015, he fully transitioned to the position as Executive Director, Community Youth Services-Pierce County, which, with a group of providers, are developing and managing a drop-in center/shelter for youth and young people experiencing homelessness in Tacoma/Pierce County.

We hope to see you there!

Susan M. Lord, PCCAT Lead


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