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Young Adult Overnight Shelter

Young Adult Shelter 

All young adults deserve support and stability so that they can be healthy, safe, and productive. Young people experiencing homelessness are at a critical stage of life, while coping with a major life-disrupting event, or multiple events, that can have long-lasting impacts on their developmental wellbeing.


We invest in services to reduce barriers for young adults who are experiencing homelessness. We aim to end the cycle of homelessness, and to help build skills and a network of support, so that young adults can succeed and prosper. Beacon Activity Center is a multi-generational center which includes cross-over services and activities for seniors and young adults.


The shelter at Beacon Activity Center is for young adults, ages 18-24, and can host up to 50 young adults. During inclement weather, Beacon will operate as a warming center with an additional 20 beds for young adults. Inclement weather includes: 

  • Forecast is 35 degrees or colder.
  • Forecast is 35 degrees or colder with wind/rain.

Services are available 24 hours a day daily and include: 

  • Meals and snacks
  • Access to basic amenities (i.e., showers, laundry services, etc.)
  • Connection to additional services and resources


Those interested in accessing services or getting more information can call the service provider at (253) 327-1786, or by email at: info@valeovocation.org.


The Young Adult Shelter will be temporarily operating at Peace Community Center, from April 1-26 while Beacon Activity Center is closed for renovation. During the temporary relocation, the Young Adult Shelter will not be accepting self-referrals or walk-ups.  For other available overnight shelter options, please visit pchomeless.org     

Peace Community Center (Not accepting self-referrals or walk ups) 
2106 S Cushman Ave 
Tacoma, WA 98405 


Beacon Activity Center (TEMPORARILY CLOSED April 1 – 26) 

415 South 13th Street

Tacoma, WA 98402 


Beacon Activity Center is on the corner of South 13th Street & Fawcett Avenue, which is two blocks down the hill from Tacoma Avenue or six blocks up the hill from Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma. Google Maps

Young Adult Shelter at Beacon Activity Center

(253) 327-1786

Temporarily Closed April 1- 26  
No self-referrals or walk ups during this time. For other overnight shelter options, please visit pchomeless.org


City Contact Information

Vicky McLaurin

Systems and Strategy Division Manager 

(253) 591-5058


Hayley Saucedo

Community Resources Analyst, Senior

(253) 591-5155