A Little History
Heroes to Hometowns was created by the Department of Defense in 2005 to enable and assist communities in developing programs to support military veterans and their families when the veterans were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Pierce County had already established a Veterans Employment Task Force in the fall of 2005. This Task Force became the Pierce County Heroes to Hometowns organization in January of 2006.
Terry Hayes, the President of Tacoma Goodwill was the person who started the Task Force and she organized the group by selecting a representative of the Tacoma Rotary # 8 Club who then met with representatives of several groups, both active duty representatives and members of Veteran Support organizations. The Department of Defense entered into a partnership with the National Office of The American Legion in 2007 and that provided a viable structure to the organization on a Countrywide basis.
Who We Are
The Pierce County Heroes to Hometowns extends our service to include Veterans and our organization now has over fifty different agencies spanning active duty components, a large number of civilian volunteer groups associated with providing support to military, veterans and and their families. We have agencies from Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston, King and Snohomish Counties and their are over eighty represented on the Advisory Council.
How To Contact Us
We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:30 – 11:30am to network and coordinate activities. There are also many meetings with sub-groups that meet throughout the month that provide assistance to the numerous clients that they all work with on a daily basis.
Please email us for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org