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Samoan Family Support Services (SFSS)

Our Mission

The Samoan Family Support Services (SFSS) is a nonprofit organization established to assist the Samoan Youth of Pierce County in successful completion of their formal education; to be competitive in the work force: and to provide Parental, Youth, and Community based Prevention Education to diminish the impact of unsafe activities as they relate to family and communities at large. SFSS has developed a tutoring program to improve study habits in a Culturally appropriate setting with the goal of stamping out student dropouts in a smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free environment. We teach students to nurture their bicultural differences in a positive manner while creating a support system to maintain, improve, and encourage students to increase their social skills. We encourage students to consider joining a Drama and Arts Class and athletic participation. We offer job placement for students who need financial support based on grade point average and attendance. SFSS also provides parental support by providing parenting education, encouraging parents to participate with their children in school activities, and communication with their children about social problems they face. On an economic level. SFSS is working toward inclusion for the Samoan community in program planning, school activities, and other human services.


The Learning Center

The Learning Center is designed to give children a safe place to learn and socialize with other children We have nine computer stations for children to use for homework and educational purposes. We have volunteers and staff who can assist children with homework and board certified teachers created a curriculum to aid in education of children of all ages. Older children are encouraged to help younger children, developing a sense of responsibility and teamwork.

How to Find Us

From I5 take the 72nd St/84th St. If you are coming from North headed South, you'll stay in the right hand fork and turn right onto 72nd St from the off ramp. If you are coming South headed North, you'll take a left from the off ramp onto 72nd St. Follow 72nd St about a mile, turn left on to South Tacoma Way. Follow South Tacoma way about half a mile, staying in the right lane, until you see the Jack in the Box on the corner of Steilacoom Boulevard SW and South Tacoma Way, take a right at that corner. Look on the left for the Samoan Family Support sign.

Map of Our Location

Our Hours of Operation

Office: Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learning Center: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Food Bank: Every Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Please call to schedule appointments outside of our business hours. (253) 535-9616

How to Contact Us

Samoan Family Support Services (SFSS)
3624 Steilacoom Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98498
Phone: (253) 535-9616
Fax: (253) 535-9616

Web Links

Use Yahoo Maps to find your way around town

Who is on Our Staff

We would like to thank our funders: Pierce County Human Services & Pierce County Community Services!

We would like to also thank our great volunteers & The Emergency Food Network!

Webmistress: Liane Elliot