RC community hours & groups suspended effective immediately.
For 23 years, Rainbow Center has been providing a safe space for the LGBTQ community in Tacoma/Pierce County and beyond. Protecting our community is our priority. Because of the current cluster of COVID-19 cases in our area and the increasing call for social distancing, Rainbow Center will be suspending its community hours and RC groups effective immediately through April 24th.
We have been closely monitoring and adhering to the recommendations made by the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, and the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department. Please know, this decision was made after careful deliberation by our staff and board and is intended to protect our folks, particularly our most vulnerable community members.
We are working on alternative ways to meet the community's needs, such as virtual group meetings and friendly check-in calls. The staff is available by phone and email throughout this time- especially for our advocacy clients.
Rainbow Center has the ability to schedule Zoom video meetings and will do so for all meetings that keep our work moving forward and help us fulfill our mission.
As soon as it is safe to do so, Rainbow Center will resume in-person programming. We will keep you updated on our plans through email notifications and our website/Facebook page- updates will be posted every Monday (or more frequently if the updates are more urgent).
If you feel isolated or feel like you need someone to talk to, call us at 253-383-2318 or email us. If you reach a voicemail, one of us will call you back as soon as we can. Of course you can always communicate directly with any staff with whom you are already working. If you need confidential advocacy support, you can set an appointment.
Feeling like you want to help your community? Here are some things you can do:
- Check-in on your friends.
- Help connect folks who feel isolated to RC staff.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Ensure that YOU are getting what you need to stay healthy.