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Key Peninsula Community Office Grand Opening

May 2, 2017

Office brings residents expanded access to services

The Health Department shares office space with Key Peninsula Community Council and other community partners. People on Key Peninsula can find range of services in one location. The grand opening is a shared celebration.

TACOMA, Wash. – A day of celebrations will highlight public health and community services people on the Key Peninsula can now access in one location. The grand opening of the Key Peninsula Community Office at the Key Center Corral, 9013 Key Peninsula Hwy N, in Lakebay, is May 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

For the noon ribbon cutting ceremony, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, Key Peninsula Community Council President Chuck West, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Director of Health Dr. Anthony L-T Chen, MD, MPH, are among those who plan to participate.

“The concept behind this shared office space is to better serve people on the Key Peninsula,” said Chuck West, Key Peninsula Community Council president. “We’re excited to have more residents get to know all the partners at the grand opening and learn how we can serve them,” West said.

In March, the Health Department opened a satellite office in the shared space. Now, instead of traveling to the Department’s Tacoma location, people on Key Peninsula can access Health Department services and meet with staff right in their own community. From financial incentives for septic system inspections to access to online services such as the food worker card exam, residents can get help with a range of services. Learn more at www.tpchd.org/kp.

The Health Department is sharing the space with the Key Peninsula Community Council, Safe Streets, and Crossroads Treatment Center/Hope Recovery Center. The shared office concept came from the Department’s “Communities of Focus” effort. According to Health Department data, Key Peninsula have some of the county’s poorest health outcomes. The shared office is a way to connect people with opportunities to improve health. The grand opening will offer opportunities to learn more about the services each agency or organization provides, plus entertainment, food, and fun.

About the office

The office number is (253) 432-4948. Office hours are:

  • Key Peninsula Community Council-10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Health Department— 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Safe Streets, Hope Recovery Center, and Crossroads Treatment Center—By appointment.

About Key Peninsula Community Council: About Key Peninsula Community Council is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to address, respond to and meet the needs of the community residents by developing partnerships, sponsorship, and programs in order to maintain and improve the quality of life on the Key Peninsula. Learn more at www.kpcouncil.org/.

About Safe Streets: Safe Streets is the first private, nonprofit organization that unites neighbors against crime — a model for other programs nationwide. Serving Tacoma and Pierce County since 1989, Safe Streets equals a safe community. Both private and public funds support Safe Streets’ community efforts. Learn more at www.safest.org/.

About Hope Recovery Center: Hope Recovery Center is a non-profit organization in Lakebay with the goal of providing addiction recovery and skilled care to a small, changing community of individuals who are substance addicted. Learn more at www.hope-recovery.org/home.html.

About Crossroads Treatment Center/Hope Recovery Center: Crossroads Treatment Center/Hope Recovery Center provides programs in Pierce County for a safe, supportive environment for those struggling with domestic violence, alcohol, or other drug problems. Their only mission is to assist each individual in acquiring the skills they need for making a healthy "choice for change." Learn more at www.crossroadstreatment.org/index.php.

About Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. As part of our mission, the Health Department tackles known and emerging health risks through policy, programs and treatment in order to protect public health. We are one of only 163 accredited health departments in the country and among six in the state to have met or exceeded the Public Health Accreditation Board’s quality standards. Learn more at www.tpchd.org.

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