Category: Human Services

Universal Home Visits for Washington

Universal Home Visits for Washington

In 2017, Superior Court Judge Kitty-Ann van Doorninck approached Rep. Laurie Jinkins and me with concerns over rapidly increasing dependency and removal rates in Pierce County. While the neglect and abuse of children has many causes, we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of cases involving substance use disorders and newborns. Twenty-six percent of …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of January 28th, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of January 28th, 2019

As the Council gets into full swing with our first retreat day, I’ll also be busy in Olympia. The session is still taking shape but county issues continue to dominate the agenda such as behavioral health and housing. Monday, JANUARY 28th, 2019 1:30pm Public Safety, Human Services, and Budget Jim McCune, Chair Pam Roach, Vice Chair …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 30th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 30th, 2018

Programming note… County ethics rules prohibit the use of County communication resources on behalf of a candidate for office after April 30th. As a result, this blog will be going quiet until November. I will continue providing regular updates on my own blog, campaign site, and social media. You will also notice that I won’t be …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 2nd, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 2nd, 2018

Monday, APRIL 2nd, 2018 10:00am Rules Committee Douglas G. Richardson, Chair Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair Dan Roach, Executive Pro Tempore Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Meeting materials and video can be accessed at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal No. 2018-11, 2018 Budget Supplemental An Ordinance of …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 19th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 19th, 2018

Monday, MARCH 19th, 2018 10:00am Rules Committee Douglas G. Richardson, Chair Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair Dan Roach, Executive Pro Tempore Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Meeting materials and video can be accessed at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal No. R2018-32, Initiating an Evaluation of …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 12th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of March 12th, 2018

Monday, MARCH 12th, 2018 1:30pm Public Safety, Human Services, and Budget Dan Roach, Chair Derek Young, Vice Chair Connie Ladenburg Jim McCune Pam Roach This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect) Electronic meeting material can be accessed athttp://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 12th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of February 12th, 2018

Monday, FEBRUARY 12th, 2018 1:30pm Public Safety, Human Services, and Budget Dan Roach, Chair Derek Young, Vice Chair Connie Ladenburg Jim McCune Pam Roach This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect) Electronic meeting material can be accessed athttp://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org. …

Progress on Opioids, a Step Backward for Regionalism

Progress on Opioids, a Step Backward for Regionalism

Opioid Summit Last Friday we hosted the Pierce Countywide Opioid Summit. More than 150 leaders from cities, health care, social services, fire, public health, law enforcement, criminal justice joined us to learn more about the crisis and the action agenda we are proposing. Packed house at UW Tacoma’s Philip Hall I’m particularly grateful for the members …

Pierce Countywide Opioid Summit Live Stream

Pierce Countywide Opioid Summit Live Stream

We decide to live stream the Opioid Summit since not everyone could fit in the room that might have interest. Here’s a link to the Facebook Live feed on the County’s page. And here’s the agenda, subject to change depending on the schedule of a lot of busy folks. Welcome – Steve Forman, Summit Facilitator …

Free workshop series offers help and support for beginning stages of Alzheimer’s

Free workshop series offers help and support for beginning stages of Alzheimer’s

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is hosting the free, popular “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” six-part series, lunchtime event starting Friday, Jan. 12. The new series of discussions for families and individuals focuses on the initial journey of memory loss through Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Sessions will be led by Kris Sawyers-Dowling and …