What is Adopt A Room?
The YWCA Pierce County is currently constructing 54 units of affordable permanent housing that is scheduled to begin tenant move-in early- to mid-February 2021. Of these 54 units, 75% are set aside for households exiting homelessness. To support these new tenants, the YWCA Pierce County is launching Adopt A Room. This new program will connect generous donors like you with our new tenants to help meet the basic needs that come with moving into a new space.

For those who sign up to adopt a room, they will be provided with a list of items and their quantities that are needed.
 
Units Available to Adopt
Rooms to adopt are by unit size and type. Since our units range from studio to 3-bedroom apartments, each household will have different needs. Our lists break down units into small, medium, and large units. Room types available to adopt are bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchens.
The estimated cost to adopt a room is as follows. (Note that smaller units may be less expensive to shop for than larger units, depending on what items you purchase and from where.)

  • Bathroom: $200-300
  • Kitchen: $400-$800
  • Bedroom: $400-$1000
 
Lists
You can see the lists for Adopt A Room here:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it harder to go out and shop, we have created Amazon lists for the items that can purchased for our rooms! For those of you working as a group to donate items, you can share these lists with your group to make coordinating purchases easier. Items on the lists are suggestions. You are welcome to buy items that are not on these lists.
 
Other Ways to Support
Want to support our Adopt A Room campaign but not able to buy all the individual items? You can make a monetary donation here. All monetary donations marked for Adopt A Room will be used to purchase any additional items that tenants need and/or fill in rooms that are not adopted.
You can also donate gift cards (Visa, Target, Fred Meyer, Walmart, etc.) that tenants can use to purchase items for themselves that they may not receive in the adopt a room program.
 
Deadline
All items for Adopt A Room must arrive at the YWCA Pierce County by February 12th. 
 
Contact
To adopt a room, please email Jodie Fortune at jfortune@ywcapiercecounty.org or call (253) 272-4181 ext. 249.
All donations should be sent to 405 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98405. Please indicate that it is for Adopt A Room or notify your YWCA staff contact.