True Blessings

True Blessings vision is to establish community outreach programs and partner with private and non-private sectors in Pierce and South King County, Washington, Cascadia.  By targeting the high at-risk homeless youth and/or low income families who face generational poverty in surrounding communities, True Blessings plans to provide homeless prevention service and skills to move youth, immigrants and/or families towards self-sufficiency.  True Blessings services include, but are not limited to; resource to short term rental assistance, housing relocation services, moving cost assistance, credit counseling, counseling services, emergency food, progressive one on one case management, low cost creative arts programs, support & advocacy services.  This organization estimates that many at risk youth, immigrants and/or low income families will need progressive case management support services to help them become aware of self-independent goals.  True Blessings envisions healthy, diverse communities in Pierce and South King County.

True Blessings unique location allows the ability to expand Resource, Support, Outreach and Advocacy Services in Pierce County, WA. Many organizations are located in Tacoma, Lakewood, Downtown Puyallup, or in locations inaccessible to many clients. Their services will reach those who reside or who are homeless in Roy, Yelm, Spanaway, South Hill, Graham, Puyallup and other Pierce County Communities. These residents sometimes live very far from their local agency or bus line, preventing them from being
able to utilize the organization to its full potential. The all around support service at True Blessings allows clients to receive support for the challenging times as well as the unchallenging moments. Many clients lack the ability to find support, and sometimes become discouraged in the process. True Blessings is available to community residents in the means of support and outreach services.

Contact us to let us know if you would like to volunteer directly with this project. All donations are tax deductible.

201 160th Street South, Suite 204, Spanaway, WA 98387

            253-693-8381

Since 2003, True Blessings one on one progressive case management has proven to be the key component to bridging the gap for families, immigrants and at-risk youth.  Clients receive progressive case management services and are screened for imminent risk of homelessness and/or needs.  The agency conducts a 24-hour follow-up that consist of screened services to address the client’s emergent or non-emergent concerns.  True Blessings provides a sense of trust and security with all clients, no matter of the client’s gender, color, ethnicity, or and sexual orientation.  Their ability to relate and demonstrate self-sufficiency plays a significant role in the success of many of our clients escaping generational poverty.

Client-centered services are top priority in this non-profit organization.  True Blessings prepares the experienced progressive case manager with trainings and extensive research guidelines to help keep them up to date with economic statues.  Managers provide high-quality care by respecting and understanding their client’s basic needs and concerns for the individual and/or family.  The case manager conducts timely follow ups, and tracks the client’s process for self-independent goals.  Many True Blessings clients have reported that they either plan to return to school, start school, or demonstrated increased parenting skills, self-awareness and financial knowledge.  The one-on-one case management support that clients receive from True Blessings, allows them to position themselves to gain and sustain a self-sufficient life.  The organizations mission is to “Bridge the Gap in Family Needs”, is why each client receives services according to their individual need.  

When working with clients on-on-one, True Blessings offers, among other advocacy:

  • Connecting clients with case managers, document reading assistants, advocacy consultants, youth support specialist, transportation services, financial planning advocates, employment assistance programs, and creative art foundations, according to their needs.

  • A No Child Left Unfed Fund for children with a negative meal account balance at their respective schools.

  • Conducting a Wrapped with Love Blanket Drive to collect new blankets and sleeping bags for those in need.

  • The Young Starz Dance Club, which provides low-cost youth dance classes promoting confidence and leadership, and building resources to provide scholarships.

True Blessings mission is “Bridging the Gap in Family Needs” by endorsing, influencing, and supporting families, immigrants and/or youth in decreasing generational poverty.

True Blessings Leadership Team

Marzella Harris is President of Regional Operations and Programs for True Blessings, a non-profit organization. She is a 37 year old African American woman from Spanaway, WA, who has the passion and drive to decrease generational poverty in Pierce County. True Blessings was established by Ms. Harris in 2003. She is a woman who loves to inspire and guide youth to take the right path, and to assist low income families to gain self-sufficiency life skills. She has a Masters of Science in Leadership (2016), a Bachelor of Arts in Human Community Advocacy (2014), an Associates in Applied Science in Human Service (2011), and four certificates: Family Support Specialist, Youth Development Specialist, Human Services Initial, and Pre-Employment Corrections. Ms. Harris helps families to plan, schedule and accomplish goals while respecting their confidentiality. She provides advocacy, support, resources, and outreach services to at risk youth and families, and is passionate about bridging the gap between provided services and needed services. Ms. Harris is involved with numerous nonprofit Boards and programs located in Pierce County and surrounding areas. Her passion and determination to assist people and give back to the
community is the reason she founded True Blessings.
Phone: (253)-693-8381                                                                                                                             Email: marzella@trueblessingsnpo.org

Lenore Jones is Treasurer of True Blessings. She is a 57 year old African American woman from Tacoma, WA. Ms. Jones has a strong background in accounting, outreach, and mentor services. She currently works at a local school as a cashier for food service programs.
Phone: (253)-693-8381                                                                                                                             Email: office@trueblessingsnpo.org

Latasha Ware is Secretary of True Blessings. She is a 29 year old African American woman from Tacoma Wa. Ms. Ware is an employment specialist, outreach consultant, support specialist, and advocate for Pierce County residents.
Phone: (253)-693-8381                                                                                                                             Email: office@trueblessingsnpo.org

Tah-tiana Lux, Vice President of Regional Operations and Programs for True Blessings. She is a 20 year old African American woman who is currently attending her second year in college at Shaw University. Ms. Lux has a strong background in social media, outreach, and support
services.
Phone:(253)-693-8381                                                                                                                              Email: youngstarz@trueblessingsnpo.org

Lenaria Lux, Vice President and dance instructor of Young Starz. Lenaria, 14, will be starting her first year in high school in September of 2017, She is a bright dedicated hard worker who wants to inspire youth of all ages who come from different nationality, cultures, backgrounds etc. Lenaria has been dancing since she was a baby and continued to dance her way right into a space on a dance team located in parkland, WA. For the last 3yrs the team has performed and competed all across the puget sound winning numerous trophies in their division and titles. She has participated in dance workshops, and has taken classes from well known professional dancers. She also has a strong background in social media and outreach support.
Phone:(253)-693-8381                                                                                                                             Email: youngstarz@trueblessingsnpo.org