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!
June is PTSD awareness month and New Phoebe House would like to bring attention to this, often, debilitating disorder. What is PTSD? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced intense shock, fear or horror in response to an event. The… Continue reading PTSD Impacts More Women Than Men. Learn How You Can Help.
Reunification looks a little bit different for everyone here at New Phoebe House. No matter what it looks like, it is an exciting, beautiful, and sometimes scary time. Some women have not had their children full time for quite a while; others have only been separated for a short time. The transition can be hard… Continue reading Reunification at New Phoebe House
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!