New leadership brings new location for homeless youth

Community Youth Services (CYS), which has been operating an overnight shelter for young people in Tacoma for the past two years, announced that they recently hired Talcott Broadhead as the executive director of Pierce County programs, who in the last month has relocated their drop-in services to The Wellness Center Building. Broadhead replaces former Executive Director of Pierce County Programs Kurt Miller. Broadhead holds a Master’s degree in social work from University of Washington and has a Bachelor’s degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a dual major in intercultural studies and linguistics. Broadhead brings 15 years of experience providing advocacy, counseling, training, and education to a variety of clientele and audiences. Broadhead oversees four programs in Pierce County, including the Drop-In Center, Street Outreach, Young Adult Shelter and New Directions Crisis Residential Center. These programs are funded by government grants, contracts, private foundations and local donations. CYS also recently hired Tiffany Burns as program director for the Young Adult Shelter/Drop-In programs. “Tiffany comes to us with a strong background in social services, supervision, and community building,” said Broadhead, who was working as both the executive director and program director and will now be able to focus as the executive director. ...read more

by Tacoma Weekly Jul. 20, 2017 at 1:00am