Our mission is to create positive change, taking back voice and power by offering more collaboration with and for youth and young adults (YYA), more supportive and structured housing and more support to all YYA in all stages of their lives.

What is the Youth Action Board?

The Youth Action Board members have the responsibility of fulfilling this mission in Pierce County. To do so, they will provide oversight for decisions made in the community that impact YYA experiencing housing instability. This includes providing feedback on systems that service YYA, offering new ways to connect with and service YYA, and collaborating with community partners and other YYA to ensure successful outcomes for all YYA.

Youth Action Board Flyer

Interested in joining the Youth Action Board?

E-mail our Youth Action Board Coordinator Nyia Harris

Email Nyia

The Rainbow Center

Located at 2215 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, the Rainbow Center is a safe haven for those in the LGBTQA community. Not only do they host a variety of events, their crisis hotline for crime victims of of kinds is open 24/7.

For more information, click one of the links below:

Oasis Youth Center

The Oasis Youth Center is a place of safety and learning for queer youth ages 11-24. For questions about programs or help, come in or call (253) 671-2838. Oasis located in the same building as the Rainbow Center (see Rainbow Center information above).

For more information, click on one of the links below:

The Mockingbird Society

The Mockingbird Society’s mission is to transform foster care and end youth homelessness. We create, support, and advocate for racially equitable, healthy environments that develop and empower young people at risk of—or who are experiencing—foster care or homelessness.

The highest impact we can have is through the transformation of individuals.

Former Homeless Youth Taking The Lead in Tacoma