Tacoma Mayor Visits State Work Releases
Pioneer was excited to have Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma tour the Rap House and Lincoln Park work releases in the community. It was Mayor Strickland's inaugural visit to a work release facility and she wanted to learn about Rap/Lincoln's specialized programs for populations with unique needs.
The Rap House is a 20-bed facility, housing 17 males and 3 females and Lincoln Park is a 30-bed facility, housing 24 males and 6 females. On-site programming includes substance use disorder treatment, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Partners-in-Parenting, stress/anger management, and family support activities.
The mayor's visit included a meeting with the administrative staff, a facility walk through and ended with a question and answer time with the work release residents. The residents ask a lot of pointed questions about laws and changes in government and the mayor engaged with everyone at the two facilities.
In addition to the RAP/Lincoln work releases, Mayor Strikland expressed an interest in learning about the other treatment, housing and job training programs that Pioneer Human Services provides to individuals in the Tacoma region. Pioneer sincerely appreciates the mayor's interest in our programs and the individuals we serve in Tacoma.