Community Update April 24th 2024

Community Updates

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

These updates are produced by the KP Partnership with input from numerous other local organizations

 Timely News

Robyn Denson will be holding a “Smoothie with Robyn” at SERVE (business in Key Center) tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, from 9 to 10 a.m.

Join  us at the KP Community Council’s monthly “Coffee Hour” tomorrow from 11:00 to noon in the KP Community Office in the Key Center Corral.

The KP Kid’s Meeting is tomorrow, April 25th, at 11:00 at The Mustard Seed Project.  This month’s discussion will be about how to cover the gaps left by AKIN shutting down the Children’s Home Society/KP Family Resource Center.

The KP Partnership Relatives Raising Kids group is changing their meeting days and locations starting tomorrow.  The new meeting day will be the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm and the new meeting place will be the KP Lutheran Church. Contact Lori at for more information.

KP Community Services has their free tables open again starting this Friday at 10:00.

Food Backpacks 4 Kids is looking for individuals, families, and groups to help them build their new program, Food 4 All. Join them for “Farm Fridays” (every Friday) or “Growing Community Saturdays” (last Saturday of the month). Next opportunity to help: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27th

Follow this link to sign up for this week and future days at the farm.

KP Business & Organization Info

The group working on the Lakebay Marina redevelopment is hosting an Open House to discuss the work this Monday, April 29th at 5:00 pm at the KP Civic Center. More information about the project can be found at:

Registration is now open for Peninsula School District 2024-2025 Kindergarten Class.  Start the process at:

Join The Mustard Seed Project and Peninsula Hands On Art for a free Crafternoon event exploring the life and work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. All supplies will be provided.  The event will be on Thursday, May 2nd at 2:00pm at the Mustard Seed Project.  Please RSVP to:  or 253-884-9814 as space is limited.  For more information:


Pierce County Waste/Recycling curbside pick-up now allows food waste to be put in the curbside yard waste bins.  For more information or to see the new flyers, go to: (English)×11-Flyer?bidId=


General information about the project can be found at:

There is a Native Resource Hub for all indigenous people in Washington State.  Call 866-491-1683 (M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or visit:

For those who deal with race-based violence, aggression, or the emotional impacts of such, there is a Racial Equity Support Line: (503) 575-3764


What is the difference between a behavioral health emergency and a behavioral health crisis?

  • According to a flyer put out by the City of Tacoma’s HOPE program (
    • A behavioral health emergency is a life-threatening and emergent need for behavioral health related help. Help is provided in-person and may include medical care. Callers should call 911 to request help.
    • A behavioral health crisis is a non-life-threatening and urgent need for behavioral health related help.  Help may be provided over the phone or in-person. Callers should use national or regional crisis and suicide numbers.
      • Suicide and Crisis lifeline, dial or text 988
      • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)