At our 2019 Christmas party for children living in foster care and their families, we were able to provide over 50 children gifts to help make it a very special Christmas for them. Below are two thank you notes we received from foster parents. The boys will be sending thankyou notes, but I wanted to […]
We are thrilled to announce that our 2019 Christmas party for children living in Foster Care will be Friday, Decmber 6th in Gig Harbor, WA. We are in need of donations in order to purchase gifts for over 25 children living in foster care. Please contact us for more information!
Huge thank you to everyone who attended the HopeRaiser Breakfast and Silent Auction. We are pleased to announce that we raised just over $40,000 which will help us further our cause to help children living in foster care and their families. Keep an eye our for our 2020 date to be announced in the coming […]
Join us for breakfast and a silent auction to benefit The Homestead Community on May 9, 2019 from 7AM-8:30AM at the Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites. Tickets are $35 per seat or $250 per table of eight. Washington state is facing a crisis in the foster care program where demand is outstripping supply for […]
We are pleased to share the news that a foster family has moved into the JJ House. The family has 2 biological children and 2 foster children living with them in the home.
You are invited to the second annual OPEN HOUSE and SILENT AUCTION at The Homestead Community’s JJ House. Spend time in community, enjoy light refreshments and drinks and help support Homestead Community’s mission: to create a community of homes and resources for children in foster care and youth facing homelessness. 1402 Grant Ave, Tacoma, […]
We were honored to have Michelle Newbery, CEO of ATG Stores, visit JJ House along with other ATG staff. They brought a laser-cut sign adorned with a piece of ribbon from the Grand Opening. We think of them as All Things Good Stores Dot Com. These are the people who furnished the home with brand new appliances […]
For the past weeks (and months) various dumpsters have been located in the yard at JJ House. Delivering, emptying, and retrieving those large containers is an expensive proposition. Except Homestead Community didn’t pay a dime. That is because one company provided garbage removal services during the entire process. They did more than that, but it […]
We are getting close to move-in day for JJ House. By the first of April, extensive renovations to JJ House will been completed and inspections are happening. Creating homes like JJ House is good business. A 2013 study showed that for every young person who ages out of foster care, taxpayers and communities pay $300,000 in […]
A new year can bring uncertainty and fear, but it can also trigger expectancy and hope for positive change. In the case of Homestead Community, January 1st marks the start of the final countdown to a historic event and the manifestation of years of faith, hard work, and perseverance. January 25th is the Grand Opening […]