We are the SS4A Campaign Media Workgroup, an informal subcommittee of the Steering Committee of the Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness. Our goal with this website is to provide free information about homelessness to support the effort to end homelessness in our county.
Although most people want to end or at least work to reduce the effects of homelessness, most are also confused about many aspects of homelessness, including:
The leading causes of homelessness
Who people experiencing homelessness really are and what they need
Homelessness is the problem, not the people experiencing homelessness. We believe we need to change the ways we think and talk about this crisis and those experiencing it. Public perception influences public policy. To make the changes we need to support Pierce County’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness, we must address the myths, stereotypes and misconceptions which will persist in the absence of truth. We must identify the critical issues facing the unsheltered so we can focus solutions in the right places.
We’re posting the truth about these widely held misconceptions, to combat the interests which have a stake in perpetuating them, we’ll be bringing out the most critical issues faced by people experiencing homelessness so our solutions can clearly address them, and we’ll be providing materials that can be used in a variety of ways in public education.
To join or learn more about the our group, please e-mail Theresa Power-Drutis, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Laurie Davenport at email@example.com.
The images used in these posts are free use images by Laurie Davenport.