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City to Extend Temporary Warming Center at Lighthouse Activity Center Through January 7 

-- Lighthouse Activity Center to Transition to Temporary Emergency Shelter Operations January 7 – March 31 --

Due to continued forecasts for cold weather beyond January 2, 2022, the City of Tacoma will extend the temporary warming center it had activated on December 26, 2021 at Lighthouse Activity Center (5016 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98408) through January 7, 2022. 

On January 7, 2022, operations at Lighthouse Activity Center will transition to that of a temporary emergency shelter through March 31, 2022.

Valeo Vocation will operate the temporary emergency shelter, and work with the temporary warming center operator, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), to transition operations without impacting individuals sheltering at Lighthouse Activity Center. The Lighthouse Activity Center shelter site has the capacity to serve 40 individuals, and has served 50 individuals since opening.  

Amidst the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, shelters must operate at reduced capacities to accommodate physical distancing needs. Community centers are critical to emergency response, and the warming center and temporary emergency shelter at Lighthouse Activity Center were established to directly address the need for additional shelter during this time.

Warming Center Through Brotherhood RISE December 26 - 31

The City also provided funding to Brotherhood RISE, located on the Hilltop. Brotherhood RISE had notified the City that they were activating a warming center with indoor sleeping and parking spaces from December 26 through December 31, with the capacity to serve 10-12 individuals or families.  

 Pierce County Homelessness and Shelter Resources


Community Meeting on January 6 Regarding Temporary Emergency Shelter at Lighthouse Activity Center

The City is working to stand up a temporary emergency shelter at Lighthouse Activity Center (5016 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98408) from January 7, 2022  through March 31, 2022.  Learn more at our virtual community meeting on January 6, 2022 starting at 5:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Here are the Zoom access details:


Event ID: 863 3587 8527

Passcode: 620192

Please use the link below to join:



You can also follow along by calling (253) 215-8782.