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Mon, Jun 10



We Rise: Asset Building Reception

Join us in the old growth forest at Millersylvania State Park Retreat Center for the first ever We Rise Economic Empowerment Retreat! Social services providers and partners are invited to join us for an evening of networking, learning, and fun.

We Rise: Asset Building Reception
We Rise: Asset Building Reception

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Olympia, 12245 Tilley Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, USA

About the event


Thurston County has one of the most diverse economies in the state. This means more opportunities for achieving economic stability. Join us in the old growth forest at Millersylvania State Park Retreat Center for the first ever We Rise Economic Empowerment Retreat! This event is brought to you by the Thurston Asset Building Coalition (TABC).

This year’s theme is “We are stronger together!” We will focus this year’s event on building community connections to strengthen our economic resilience collectively. Participants can expect opportunities for learning, connection, and receiving free resources. And we’ll have some fun, too! Our goal is for every participant to walk away with more money (or savings) than when they arrived. We hope you’ll join us for this unique experience!

What is Financial “Empowerment?”

We define financial empowerment as wrap-around support that enables people and communities to rise out of poverty and into financial stability and prosperity. This includes the sharing of knowledge, resources, and emotional support to allow those most marginalized to make their own choices and determine their own futures financially.


Asset Building Reception

The first evening of this event is a networking event for social services providers and government officials who support economic development in Thurston County. Participants will have an opportunity to:

· Enjoy food prepared by local businesses,

· Learn about the work happening across economic advancement, housing, healthcare, and the food system to support Thurston County residents,

· Celebrates the great work of those serving our communities in these areas, and

· Network across our service areas.


Dinner, coffee, and tea will be provided throughout this event. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available at each meal. Participants can include their dietary needs in their registration form, and we will make reasonable accommodations to meet your needs and preferences. More details about menus will be provided closer to the event.


Each of the hubs in the Thruston Asset Building Coalition (TABC) will provide a presentation on the work they are doing to support housing, food access, economic advancement, and health equity. Social services providers and partners in attendance will have opportuntiies to network and reflect on the work our collective is doing. 


Participants can choose to just stay for this evening event or you are invited to stay the night in one of the heated rustic bunk cabins onsite for an immersive retreat experience. Participants staying on cabins must bring their own bed linens.

  • ADA Accessible Cabin: One of the cabins is ADA accessible with an attached ADA accessible bathroom and is available first come first serve for folks with accessibility needs. The cabin is next to the event hall and parking lot.
  • Community Cabins: You can reserve a bunk in a community cabin, where you’ll be placed with up to 3 other participants. This can be a fun way to live the summer camp experience and build community. These cabins share communal bathrooms and showers with neighboring cabins.
  • Private Cabins: Want more privacy? You can request a private cabin (6 available, first come, first serve). These cabins share communal bathrooms and showers with neighboring cabins.


There are two single stall ADA accessible all genders restrooms in the event hall. Each of these restrooms has a changing table. These restrooms will be accessible during the event between the hours of 8am and 8pm. There are also two communal restrooms and shower buildings near the cabins. One of these is for men and the other is for all genders. Participants must bring their own towels and toiletries for showering.

What’s an all genders restroom? All genders restrooms are restrooms where people of all gender identities and expressions can use the bathroom safely and comfortably. Having all genders bathrooms available at events allows more people, especially trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people, to feel safe using the bathroom.


Parking: There are two ADA accessible parking spaces on-site.

Event Hall: The event hall, where the majority of activities will take place for this retreat, is ADA accessible. The event hall has two ADA accessible restrooms.

Questions? Contact us at


  • Community Day Pass

    Sale ends: May 31, 11:59 PM

    This is entry for one person to the full day of activities on June 11th. You must be a resident of Thurston County who is currently low to moderate income to register.

  • Asset Building Reception

    Sale ends: Jun 10, 6:30 PM

    This ticket admits one person to the evening reception on June 10th. You must be a community partner or current participant in one or more of the hubs within the Thurston Asset Building Coalition (Homeless Housing Hub/HAT, Safety Net, South Sound Food System Network, Economic Advancement Hub, or the TABC steering committee). This is a free event. If your organization is able, we welcome you to pay the sponsorship rate. Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of the event.

    From $0.00 to $100.00
    • $0.00
      +$0.00 service fee
    • $100.00
      +$2.50 service fee



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