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March Bi-Monthly Task Force Meeting

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force meets every other month on the first Wednesday of the month. At these meetings, we share announcements about the task force and report outs on the progress of different projects that are carried out by the committees.

Join us at this month’s meeting to learn more about the community resources that 911, 211, and 988 offer to Pierce County.

Our Panelists

Courtney Colwell

Courtney Colwell, MSW, MHP is the Director of 988 Services at Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW). Courtney oversees the 988 programs at VOAWW including the 988 telephone service for 32 counties in Washington, primary 988 Chat and Text coverage for all Washington counties, 988 Follow-up Services, 988 National Backup Chat and Text, 988 LGBTQIA+ Youth Chat & Text, and the 988/911 Mental Health Crisis Call Diversion Pilot Program. Courtney provides community education on suicide prevention and crisis services in various settings including school districts, agencies and organizations, and at community events.

Dianna Caber

Dianna Caber, Communications Center Manager of South Sound 911.  Dianna serves in a leadership role, overseeing the operations of the 911 center for Pierce County serving 19 law enforcement agencies, 17 fire agencies, processing over a million calls and over 3,800 texts-to-911 annually.  Dianna has worked in partnership with Volunteers of America to research, develop, and launch the 988/911 Mental Health Crisis Call Diversion Pilot Program.

Penni Belcher

Penni Belcher, South Sound 211 Director at United Way of Pierce County. Penni oversees the 211 service for Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties, including Coordinated Entry Screening and Diversion, the Common Referral System for Workforce Development, Central Access for Special Needs Transportation, and Family Resource Navigation for Early Childhood services. Penni serves on the board of Washington 211, and the state Call Center Directors Network.

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March 6
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Chloe Wilhelm
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