Who We Are

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

As a restructured 501(3)c nonprofit since December of 2002, New Phoebe House Association has focused on providing a holistic, trauma-informed program to homeless Pierce County women and their children.

On Christmas Eve 2002 New Phoebe House Association opened its doors to homeless mothers and their children after months of being closed, weeks of volunteers working to save the facility and program, and hours of selfless dedication to ensure New Phoebe House would stay in Pierce County indefinitely.

Phoebe House, as it was called before our December 2002 reopening, was founded in 1989. For more than a decade the program provided emergency shelter and innovative programs to address the needs of homeless women and their children in Pierce County. By May 2002, buried under massive debt with no avenues to sufficient funding, Phoebe House was forced to evict its residents and close its doors.

A small, dedicated group of volunteers who also served on the Board were determined to change the course for Phoebe House. After weeks of strategizing internally, meeting with community partners, and convincing funders their money would be diligently managed and well spent, Phoebe House rose again under the name New Phoebe House Association.

For nearly twenty years, NPH has focused on providing housing, services, treatment, and support to Pierce County mothers and their children impacted by chemical dependency. These efforts include assisting our residents reach reunification with their children through healing, self-sufficiency, and clean & sober living. In more recent years, we have expanded our programs to meet the changing needs of our residents with in-house mental health care, teaching parenting and life skills and assisting our residents with employment readiness.

Read our full history.

Board of Directors

Our Staff

Story of Success: Melissa

Dysfunctional. Unorganized. Lost. Scared. These are the words Melissa used to describe her life before New Phoebe House. She had been fighting a long and

By Heather Sanford I have been a case manager at New Phoebe House for many years, and I have experienced my fair share of ups

Life was feeling quite dreary for Franceane before she learned about New Phoebe House Association. Her past made it difficult for her to find housing.

By Christina As a child, I experienced neglect from my parents. They did not pay attention to us. They were too involved in what they

Sorry you haven’t heard from us in a while, we were preparing for March Forth! – our annual fundraising breakfast. You may remember reading about

A Story of Success

While completing treatment a third time, Amanda realized she needed a structured program to support her recovery journey. A staff person told her about New

We haven’t forgotten about you. Between the holidays, the new year, and all the year-end reporting and followup this work entails, we haven’t had time to

A Story of Success

In the winter of 2015, Tarae felt hopeless; she was hungry, scared, and grieving the removal of her daughter from her care. She had completed

Introducing our new staff!

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

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The great out-of-doors!

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

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An amazing woman

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

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Meet Rachel!

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

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Changes Abound!

Change happens. It’s not always fun, but it is inevitable. Recently, we’ve gone through a lot of changes at New Phoebe House. We’ve come to

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Story of Success: Melissa

Dysfunctional. Unorganized. Lost. Scared. These are the words Melissa used to describe her life before New Phoebe House. She had been fighting a long and

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