This is it, our adventure into the 21st century. New Phoebe House Association’s very own blog. We are excited to share more stories, news, thoughts, information, and the like with you. For those of you who are new to us, we are a transitional housing program located in Tacoma, Washington. Mothers struggling with chemical dependence and homelessness… Continue reading Our very own place to share!
It is a pleasure to introduce myself! My name is Lily Bieletto, and I’m the new KidsPlay Director here at New Phoebe House. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to Tacoma three years ago. During the last three years I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade at charter schools in… Continue reading Our new KidsPlay Director
We are very excited to introduce the talented individuals we recently welcomed as members of our staff. Change can be difficult. Fortunately for us, that is not the case with these women, they have fit right in and are already making a difference in our programs. Without further ado, we present: Lily Bieletto, Phoebe KidsPlay… Continue reading Introducing our new staff!
Over the last weekend in August, 12 mothers, 13 children and 8 staff members headed off to Camp St. Albans for our annual Mother-Child Bonding Retreat. It was quite the expedition. Two van loads, five cars, one truck full of food, thirty sleeping bags, four Pack ‘n Plays, and numerous child car seats made way… Continue reading The great out-of-doors!
Those of you who have known New Phoebe House for a long time may or may not know Donna. Donna has been our finance manager (and then some) for over 7 years. Originally on our Board of Directors, we are grateful for the moment she joined the staff. Donna selflessly volunteered for her first year… Continue reading An amazing woman
By Rachel Hogan It’s my pleasure as the new Vocational Manager to introduce myself. My name is Rachel Hogan, I have an associate’s degree in Human Services, and a background in case management and Employment Navigation. I enjoy working with diverse populations, especially when it comes to individuals picking themselves up out of a hole… Continue reading Meet Rachel!
Change happens. It’s not always fun, but it is inevitable. Recently, we’ve gone through a lot of changes at New Phoebe House. We’ve come to accept all these changes, and actually, are growing quite excited about everything. Here’s a quick recap to keep you in the loop. Vocational Program Manager – a position we have… Continue reading Changes Abound!
Dysfunctional. Unorganized. Lost. Scared. These are the words Melissa used to describe her life before New Phoebe House. She had been fighting a long and difficult battle with addiction. The father of her children had been mentally and physically abusive, leaving her homeless and staying in shelters. Moving into NPH, she felt a great combination… Continue reading Story of Success: Melissa