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Our Mission: Through housing, services, support, and treatment, we serve Pierce County mothers and children impacted by chemical dependency, homelessness, and trauma. We help mothers achieve and maintain safe reunification through clean and sober living, healing, and self-sufficiency.

Our History

In 2002, Pierce County was experiencing a high incidence of methamphetamine labs, production, and usage.  Many young people were exposed to methamphetamine (many times by their parents) and its highly addictive properties.  Young women with children developed chemical addictions. Children were removed or put in foster care because the mother was unable to care for her children.

In many instances, the women experienced homelessness or incarceration. As a result of this cycle, they needed a place to recover… when others had given up on them.

A group of concerned citizens banned together with the City of Tacoma and Pierce County to address this need and New Phoebe House Association opened its doors in December 2002, and has been serving women at full capacity ever since. 

Although today the challenge of methamphetamine addiction continues, we also serve women with addictions to other chemicals, including alcohol and crack cocaine. The residents of today are, in many cases, the children of the early meth addicts in our area.

Board of Directors

  • Karalyn Betts, President
  • Julie Pierce, Vice-President
  • Cole Moses, Treasurer
  • Cyndy Hinton, Secretary
  • Sue Darnell, Past President
  • Christina Fitzer, Director
  • Ken Tepley, Director
  • Chuck Schmit, Director
  • Lucy Ritchie, Director
  • Ashley Moses, Director
  • Shauna Schraft, Director
  • Bill Darnell, Director
  • Peter Bortel, Director

Our Staff

NAOMI VILLANO

New Phoebe House
Executive Director

LISA TALBOTT

New Phoebe House
Associate Executive Director

HEATHER SANFORD

New Phoebe House
Lead Case Manager

TARAE TARDY

New Phoebe House
Case Manager

JULIA EVANS-BELL

New Phoebe House
Case Manager

RENEE MUNOZ

New Phoebe House
Case Manager

JENN NASWOOD

New Phoebe House
Phoebe Kids Play Director

ALISHA SHUMLEY

New Phoebe House
Parent Coordinator

MARELISE BOLDEN

Holistic Recovery for Mothers
Chemical Dependency Counselor

ALLISON LANDES-STORDAHL

Holistic Recovery for Mothers
Mental Health Therapist

JOAN BUNNELL

Holistic Recovery for Mothers
Clinical Director

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  The New Phoebe House 2018 gala was one to remember! With more than 250 guests and 15 incredible sponsors, we raised nearly $120,000. This money ...Continue Reading
  The New Phoebe House in Tacoma opened its doors in December 2002 to serve mothers and children impacted by chemical dependency, homelessness, and trauma. The ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
The Colvos Construction table clearly enjoyed last year's dessert auction.  New Phoebe House is thrilled to welcome Colvos Construction as a “Shoot for the Stars” sponsor ...Continue Reading
  The New Phoebe House 2018 gala was one to remember! With more than 250 guests and 15 incredible sponsors, we raised nearly $120,000. This money ...Continue Reading
  The New Phoebe House in Tacoma opened its doors in December 2002 to serve mothers and children impacted by chemical dependency, homelessness, and trauma. The ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading

Holistic Recovery

Holistic Recovery for Mothers is a treatment program specifically tailored to mothers with young children.

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