City of Tacoma announcement.
TACOMA, Washington – Due to persistent forecasts of cold weather beyond January 2, 2022, the city of Tacoma will expand the temporary warming center it activated on December 26, 2021 to the Lighthouse Activity Center (5016 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98408) until January 7, 2022.
On January 7, 2022, operations of the Lighthouse Activity Center will transition to those of a temporary emergency shelter until March 31, 2022.
Valeo Vocation will operate the temporary emergency shelter and will work with the operator of the temporary warming center, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), to ensure the transition of operations without impacting those staying at the Lighthouse Activity Center. The Lighthouse Activity Center refuge site has the capacity to serve 40 people and has served 50 people since it opened.
Amid the continued impacts of COVID-19, shelters must operate at reduced capacities to meet physical distancing needs. Community centers are essential to the emergency response, and the warming center and temporary emergency shelter at the Lighthouse Activity Center were established to directly address the need for additional shelter during this time.
Additional information on the warming center and shelters is available at cityoftacoma.org/inclementresources.