StoryCorps Finding Our Way — Tacoma stories painful, uplifting, sincere

Our StoryCorps project, “Finding Our Way: Puget Sound Stories of Family Homelessness,” has completed its recordings in Pierce and Snohomish counties. In this post from the StoryCorps blog, our partner Michelle Bova reflects on the first recordings in Tacoma. Check it out!



StoryCorps Tanya Mettlen and Jordan Kemper Tacoma

Tacoma mom Jordan Kemper talked to Tanya Mettlen of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington for her recording. Photo by Jonathan Ross of CCS.


For another view on the StoryCorps week in Tacoma, read this wonderful column by Larry LaRue of the News Tribune.

StoryCorps family homelessness recordings Tacoma

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Tacoma and who helped us find stories!


We’re still looking for stories about family homelessness from King County residents for the final week of recordings, Aug. 11-15 in Seattle.

  • Aug. 11-14, YWCA Opportunity Place in downtown Seattle, 2024 3rd Ave.
  • Aug. 15, YWCA Greenbridge Center in White Center, 9720 8th Ave. S.W.

To schedule an interview, please contact Denise Miller at YWCA, (206) 461-4464, Or contact Michelle Bova at StoryCorps,

Read more about the project here and see some more photos from Tacoma on our Facebook page.

One thought on “StoryCorps Finding Our Way — Tacoma stories painful, uplifting, sincere

  1. Pingback: “Goodness, Resilience and Love”: Formerly Homeless Tacoma Family on StoryCorps Friday | Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness

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