The County is experiencing more interest from health service providers for locating new and emerging types of group homes, as well as mental health facilities called Enhanced Services Facilities (RCW 70.97). These places provide a combination of housing and daily care for residents. Enhanced Services Facilities may include residents with mental disabilities who pose a risk and threat to themselves or others.
The County Council established a temporary moratorium on locating Enhanced Services Facilities while appropriate regulations are developed in consultation with the community and stakeholders.
We want your help in planning for Enhanced Services Facilities and Group Homes. Please visit the online open house using the button below, then send us your comments and questions. Feedback from you and the community will be important in shaping this effort, and every comment will be provided to the Pierce County Planning Commission and Pierce County Council for consideration in making their decision.