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TACOMA, Wash. – ResCare Workforce Services, provider of youth and young adult services as designated by the Workforce Development Council of Tacoma-Pierce County (WDC) and the WorkForce Central Executive Board, has moved its primary service location in an effort to better serve its customers.

As of Aug. 1, ResCare’s WorkForce Services Youth Program relocated from its old location at the Tacoma Mall to the WorkSource Pierce Job Center at 3650 S. Cedar St. in Tacoma, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The move was motivated by a desire to include ResCare’s youth and young adult services under the umbrella of the One Stop Full Service Center, said ResCare Project Director LaKesha Egardo-Jones. ResCare originally chose the Tacoma Mall location because of its proximity to a Pierce Transit bus depot, but the Pierce County Job Center is a mere 1.8 miles away, “which makes the relocation of our youth program both practical and accessible to our participant population,” Egardo-Jones said.

It will also streamline the service-delivery process.

“Essentially, the WorkSource Pierce Job Center provides a variety of partner resources that eliminate the need for our customers to visit several agencies to receive needed services,” Egardo-Jones said. “We have the ability with our presence here to connect youth to support from partnering agencies through in-house referral mechanisms. It’s a very useful dynamic for both our youth staff and participants.”

Two members of the youth services staff, in addition to three members of ResCare’s management team, will work out of the new location at the Pierce Job Center. Two other youth staff have moved to the REACH Center at 714 S. 27th St. in Tacoma, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ResCare is a workforce services provider based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 350 service locations nationwide. Its youth and young adult services programs are funded by Pierce County’s allocation of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title 1 funds designated to serve young adults who are 16 to 24 years old. The WDC and WorkForce Central Executive Board awarded ResCare these funds beginning in January 2015.

ResCare’s youth and young adult programs offer services such as high school completion, career aptitude and skill assessments, interview and job search skills, post-secondary training and education information and many others. Visit http://workforce-central.org/job-seekers/young-adults/#services for more information.

Those interested in accessing these services are invited to contact ResCare by phone at 253-284-8836 or by email at keenan.grayson@rescare.com. ResCare also operates its youth and young adult programs at the following locations:

  • Bethel Family Center at 18020 B St. E., Spanaway, WA 98387. Open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Bethel Acceleration Academy at 16218 Pacific Ave. S., Spanaway, WA 98387. Open Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Eatonville Community Center at 305 Center St. W., Eatonville, WA 98328. Open on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Elhi Hill Alternative High School at 802 Alder Ave., Sumner, WA 98390. Open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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