tiếng Việt – កម្ពុជា –한국어– 中文– 日本語– Filipino – Samoan
Safe Streets strives to unite all of the cultures and communities within Pierce County to take charge and make change. Almost 15 percent of Pierce County residents speak a language other than English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and many might not have access to the same community services offered to their English-speaking neighbors.
We work to provide diverse residents speaking Vietnamese, Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Samoan with resources and information about topics from cultural awareness to self-defense. Through partnerships with organizations like the Korean Women’s Association, we’re able to reach out to community residents in a comfortable, familiar environment.
The Non-English Speaking Academy is just another way Safe Streets mobilizes residents to make positive changes in their lives and environments. It was inspired by several multilingual staff members who experienced the difficulties of acclimating to culture and language in the United States.
Please call Community Mobilizer Darren Pen at 253.272.6824 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We have additional youth and neighborhood resources available at our office in several of the languages listed above, as well as Spanish and Russian.