2020 Unguarded Artists Art Auction

COMING SOON!! February 15, 2020: LeMay Car Museum, Tacoma Washington

Celebrate Community! August 6th

National Night Out in our Hilltop Urban Village

Click here for the event flyer & more information

Each year – on the first Tuesday in August – we celebrate this community that includes shelters, churches, service providers, businesses, community gardens, and homes. Some of us live in apartments, or houses, or cars; some are unsheltered. Some live in other parts of the city or are just passing through. All are neighbors; all are welcome!

We’ll Supply:  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Veggie-Burgers & all the fixin’s

Neighbors and friends: please let us know if you can bring salads, sides, cold (non-alcoholic) beverages, or desserts to add to the feast.  Set-up begins at 4 PM, take-down at 7:30 PM.

Can you help? Contact Theresa at or 253.617.1405

Spring Bling Fling! April 5 & 6, 2019

Our first Spring Bling Fling was a blast!  New Connections staff, program participants, and volunteers transformed the Social Hall of Immanuel Presbyterian Church into an magical boutique of lightly used and utterly beautiful jewelry, shoes, purses, scarves, ties, toys and unique accessories.  Thanks to our shoppers, we raised funds for our programs and had a lot of fun.  This is an event not to be missed, so stay tuned for next year’s Spring Fling, and pop-up events throughout the year.  Here’s our FaceBook album.

Punishment and Penance – Ask a person who’s been incarcerated

New Connection Program Manager, Jessica Means, participated in a panel discussion hosted by KUOW FM in Seattle on March 10.   Read the transcript.


Reentry Simulation Workshop

Women ‘n’ Blues

The Trevalyan Triangle

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Blues Vespers presented Women ‘n’ Blues, a special concert in support of New Connections’ shelter and reentry services for formerly incarcerated women.  We welcomed TheTrevalyan Triangle, a band of great local artists: Leanne Trevalyan, Peter Pendras, Rachel Williamson, Barbra Blue, and Chris Leighton.

 Neighborhood Ornament Party

Free Ornament Making Event
Sunday, November 5, 2017
11 am – 3 pm

Guadalupe House: 1417 S. G street, Tacoma, 98405

Join New Connections for hot cider and cookies. You’re welcome to make ornaments for the holiday market, for gifts, or to take home for your own tree.

All are welcome; we’ll have projects for every skill level and children’s table too. Just bring your imagination – we’ve got the supplies covered!

Women ‘n’ Blues

2017_Women_Blues_Poster PDF

A Special Blues Vespers Benefit Concert for New Connections

Featuring Kim Archer

SUNDAY, June 11

New Connections Video

Thanks to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and Megan Sukys for the storytelling workshops and events provided to New Connections and other local non-profit agencies. Here is the story they helped us tell: The Nonprofit Life: A Local Expertise Exchange; New Connections. 

Women ‘n’ Blues 2016

2016_Women_Blues_Poster PDF


A Special Blues Vespers Benefit Concert for New Connections

Featuring Rob Cook and Toast

with Ray Mabin on harp

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016 


2016 CPTS Summer Institute

Pierce County Community Partnership for Transition Services, the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Initiative, and New Connections invite you to the 2016 Regional Reentry Summer Institute.

The theme of the 2016 summer institute is Unstacking the Deck: Addressing Power, Race & Poverty after Incarceration. The institute aims to connect people and resources, support service providers, and foster collaborative partnerships to promote successful community transitions after incarceration. Click here for more information .



1st Friday of each month: 10 am – 11:30 am

Pierce County CPTS invites individuals and members of government, education, business, and social service agencies to join us in our efforts to better serve those re-entering our community after incarceration. Our goal is to promote successful integration, increase community awareness of re-entry issues, and reduce recidivism and criminal justice costs.

Those on the mailing list receive e-mail notifications regarding the location of upcoming meetings. Check out the Pierce CPTS website for more information, or to be added to our e-mail list.