Agency and Community Communication
Last updated July 2021
HopeSparks N. 9th St. and S. 12th St. offices remain closed to the public during this time with the exception of some programming by appointment only through HopesCloset. HopeSparks S. Union Ave office is open for Children’s Developmental Services (CDS) by appointment only. HopeSparks leadership is in the first phase of a structured reopening of all HopeSparks facilities in accordance with our best understanding of current safety guidelines and operational needs and in compliance with all state and federal guidelines for Coronavirus/COVID-19.
We are actively working on a plan to resume in-person services, across all programs, as soon as safely possible and will provide updated communication when in-person services will be more widely available. On July 1, 2021, HopeSparks Children’s Developmental Services program will begin offering a hybrid of home based and telehealth services based on client need and family preference.
In preparation for in-person services, we would like all clients and families to be aware that HopeSparks is following the recommendations and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Tacoma Pierce County Health Department for safe practices. All clients and families will be required to adhere to new and evolving COVID-19 procedures, as appropriate.
Ensuring the health and safety of our team members, while planning for the unique and specialized needs of the children and families we serve, is no small task. We are doing everything we can to try and accomplish both, while being good and ethical stewards of reliable information to properly plan each day. We are also working closely with city, county, state, and federal leaders to make policy recommendations that will remove barriers to providing services that are accessible and culturally responsive.
Resources for families
There are many resources available for families at this time. Below are just a few with links for more information:
- HopeSparks Family Services
- Pierce County Crisis Services
- South Sound 2-1-1
- Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families
- Pierce County Early Intervention Services
- Early Supports for Infants & Toddlers
- Pierce County Diaper Bank Locations
- Tacoma Learns Expanded Learning Opportunities
- Emergency Food Network
- Child Care Resources
Are there ways I can support HopeSparks during this time?
Yes, it has taken a tremendous amount of work to plan and anticipate all of our needs, and build our infrastructure at the pace needed to support our team members and clients. A donation in any amount would greatly help during this time.
Please consider giving at the link HERE