Pierce County Washington Resources

Click on a category below to see contact information for important resources. 

 


Housing/Shelter

Rescue Mission
Emergency housing for men and shelter for women and families.  Also provides a transitional housing program
253-383-4493
425 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
6am-4:30pm
https://www.trm.org/

Community Youth Services of Pierce County
Providing temporary overnight shelter with 40 warms beds for young adults, ages 18-24, from 9 pm to 6:30 am, seven days a week.
253-256-3087
9pm-6:30am
https://communityyouthservices.org/piercecounty.shtml

Nativity House
253-502-2780
702 S 14th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
7am-4:30pm
Local Homeless Shelter
https://ccsww.org/get-help/housing/permanent-housing/nativity-house-apartments/nativity-house-overnight-shelter/

Recovery Innovations Community Building
Community Building Program has the pleasure of supporting participants that have struggled with mental health challenges in transitioning from the Residential Treatment Facilities into a home of their choice within the community along with providing a rent subsidy
253-235-5216
4210 20th St E, Fife, WA 98424
8am-4:30pm
https://riinternational.com/our-services/washington/recovery-innovations-pierce-county-recovery-response-center/

Access Point Housing
Access Point for Housing (AP4H) offers a central point of entry for households experiencing homelessness or who will be homeless within 72 hours.  Individuals and families receive resources to secure housing and other needed services.  
253-682-3401
https://mdc-hope.org/housing/housing-for-the-homeless

Family Housing Network (CCS)
Provides a place to live for families experiencing or t risk of homelessness while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency in order to prevent future homelessness. 
253-471-5340
https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/family-housing-network/

Salvation Army
Assists families and single women with securing permanent housing. Services include case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, laundry, meals, life skills training and referrals.
253-572-8452
https://tacoma.salvationarmy.org/

Helping Hand House
Stabilizes families with children under 18 who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, and help them obtain permanent housing as quickly as possible
253-848-6096
http://helpinghandhouse.org/

Phoebe House
Provide housing, services and support to Pierce County mothers and children impacted by chemical dependence. We help them achieve and maintain reunification through healing, self-sufficiency & clean and sober living.
253-383-7710
http://www.newphoebehouse.org/

Agape House
Christian ministry resource that requires pastor’s referral.  Agape House offers transitional housing for single men and women as well as one or two parent families
253-682-1971
https://www.transitionalhousing.org/li/agapehousecoedcouples

Guadalupe House
Provides clean and sober transitional housing for single adults experiencing homelessness on an interview and invitation basis.  Open house ever Tuesday night with liturgy.  Also offers weekday services for the homeless.
253-572-6582
http://tacomacatholicworker.weebly.com/

Martin Luther King Housing Development Assoc.
Provides affordable housing, emergency shelter and supportive services.  Promotes self-sufficiency, home ownership, neighborhood revitalization and economic development.
253-627-1099
https://www.guidestar.org/profile/94-3081814

Living Access Support Alliance
Single and two-parent families; Transitional housing; Application and interview required; Wait period not unusual
253-581-8689
http://www.lasawa.org/

Network Tacoma
Single and two-parent families; Transitional housing; Application and interview required; Wait period not unusual
253-474-9334
http://www.networktacoma.org/

Exodus Housing
Transitional housing for homeless families with children only.  Also provides a transitional housing program, Safe Choices, for families with children who are homeless due to domestic violence.
253-862-6808
https://exodushousing.org/

Alliance of People with disabilities
CILs are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations. They provide services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities to achieve and maintain independent living.
410 E. Main St., Suite H
Auburn, WA 98002
800-216-3335
info@disabilitypride.org

Adult Behavioral Health

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Tacoma
2121 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
253-396-1634
8-5 M-F
https://www.seamar.org/pierce-bh-tacoma.html

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Puyallup
12812 101st Ave Ct E #202, Puyallup, WA 98373
253-864-4770
8-5 M-F
https://www.seamar.org/pierce-bh-puyallup.html

Sound Mental Health
4238 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002
253-876-7600
9am-5:30 pm
https://www.sound.health/

Comprehensive Mental Health
253-396-5930
815 S Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98465
https://www.comprehensiveliferesources.org/

Pacific Rehabilitation Centers – Behavioral Health Services
126 15th St SE, Puyallup, WA 98372
253-445-8663
8-5 M-F
https://www.pacificrehabilitation.com/

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Gig Harbor
6659 Kimball Dr Suite C301, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-281-9888
8-5 M-F
https://www.seamar.org/pierce-bh-gigharbor.html

Greater Lakes Recovery Center
14016 A St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
253-581-7020
http://www.glmhc.org

Medicare Resources-Local Community

Mobility Resources & Equipment
253-798-4600
Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center resource list of available equipment for seniors
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4791/Mobility-Resources

Social Security – In person Medicaid Assistance
Offers Medicare prescription drug insurance that covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.
Many Part D plans are available with varying monthly premiums and deductible
2608 S 47th St, Suite A, Tacoma, WA, 98409
M Tu, 9am-4pm; W, 9am-Noon; Th F, 9am-4pm
800-633-4227
https://www.resourcehouse.info

Home and Community Services Information Local Community

Home and Community Services Information
Attn: Blake West
4450 10th Avenue SE Lacey, WA 98503
360-725-2300
8am – 5pm M-F
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services-information-professionals 

DSHS Local Community

DSHS – Puyallup
Phone services will be available from 8am – 5pm every business day. Call us at 1 (877) 501-2233 Monday Friday. Hours for interviews are 8am – 3pm
201 W Main Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371
877-501-2233
8am-5pm
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/community-services-office

DSHS – Tacoma
Our highest volume times are between the hours of 11am and 3pm, on Mondays and on the first and last three workdays of the month.  If you call during these times, you may experience delays
1949 S State St, Tacoma, WA 98405
253-983-6720
8am-5pm
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/community-services-office

DSHS – Lakewood
Walk-in services will be available from 8am – 5pm every business day. Customers who check in by 3pm will be served that day. Lobby Navigators will be available to assist customers with routine items – paperwork drop off and online services will continue to be available until 5pm.
5712 Main St SW #100, Lakewood, WA 98499
253-475-6819
8am-5pm
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/community-services-office

Employment Resources

RISE (Resource to Initiate Successful Employment)
The RISE Project has been designed to fill the gap currently experienced by BFET participants who face multiple barriers and lack the needed work experience to obtain employment resulting in self-sufficiency. The pilot will emphasize barrier reduction through the following services:
930 Tacoma Avenue S, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-798-4400 X5 Tammy Montgomery
8am-5pm
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1978/Careers-Employment

RISE Adult Employment
Adult Employment Programs assist individuals with developmental disabilities achieve employment goals. Services are individualized and are dependent on each person’s need. The goal is always to help each client achieve the greatest independence and self-sufficiency possible.
930 Tacoma Avenue S, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-798-2956 Daniel Gross
8am-5pm
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1978/Careers-Employment

Domestic Violence Resources- Local Community

YWCA
Domestic violence only; Single women and women with children
253-383-2593
https://www.ywca.org/

Family Renewal Shelter
Domestic violence only; Single women and women with children
253-475-9010
http://domesticviolencehelp.org/

Rebuilding Hope, the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County
Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County offers support toward healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse. Through education and collaboration Rebuilding Hope improves the community’s response to sexual assault and abuse victims and challenges the behaviors and beliefs that promote sexual violence.
253-597-6424
101 E 26th St #200, Tacoma, WA 98421
https://sexualassaultcenter.com/

Food Banks

Tacoma – East/Southeast
Serves all zip codes; Bring ID
Mon & Fri: 11 am – 4 pm; Wed:11 am – 6 pm
1704 E. 85 S.E. Tacoma FISH 98445
253-531-4530
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/454/Food-Banks

Tacoma – Northwest
Walk-in OK; Access to the Ernst Hall off 27th side of the church; Can visit a FISH food bank once per week; Bring ID for HH members and proof of residence
Mason United Methodist Church
2710 N. Madison Tacoma WA 98407
253-756-4974
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/454/Food-Banks

Spanaway Mobile FISH site at Bethel HS
Clients can use the mobile food bank once a week if needed
Wed: 4:30-6:30pm
22215 224th St. E Spanaway 98338
https://www.bethelsd.org/Page/677

Puyallup Salvation Army
Mon & Tues 9-11 am & 1-2:30 pm Thur 9 am-1 pm
Walk-in OK; Please bring ID
4009 9th St., SW Puyallup 98373
253-847-1491

Lakewood(RCS Food Bank truck) Life Center South at ReLife School
Resource Distribution Council Mobile site; Driver’s license number and proof of residence required
Wed: 3-5 pm
14721 Murray Rd. SW Lakewood
98439
253-473-7669
https://sites.google.com/site/angelsofpiercecountywa/home/food-and-meals/food-banks

Graham / S. Hill FISH Holy Disciples Church
ID required and list of the full names and birthdates of everyone in the household no one in need will be turned away.
Mon & Fri: 10am-1:30 pm; Wed: 2-6 pm
10425 187th St. E.
Puyallup, WA 98374
253-846-3805

Edgewood Community FISH Mountain View Lu3theran Church
ID required and list of the full names and birthdates of everyone in the household no one in need will be turned away.
Thur: 3:30-6:30 pm Sat: 11 am – 2 pm
3607 122 Ave. E. Suite B Edgewood WA, 98372
253-826-4654

Buckley Bread of Life
No requirements
Wed: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fri: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
360-897-9005
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/454/Food-Banks

Clothing Resources-Local Community

Tacoma – Hilltop New Jerusalem Food and Clothing Ban
Clothing bank; Spanish spoken
Second, third, fourth and fifth Sat of each month:
253-572-6785
https://www.pchawa.org/

House of Matthews Transitional Services
Clothing bank
First Tower Building,
621 Tacoma Ave. #503 Tacoma WA, 98402
253-301-0508
http://thehouseofmatthew.org/

Fircrest United Methodist Church
Provides clothing for all ages at no cost to those in need every other month per family or client. Handicapped accessible. Must be low income families
M&TH 12:00 PM – 2:00 P, 2nd Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 P Closed July & August.
1018 Columbia Ave.Fircrest WA 98466
253-564-7862
http://www.fircrestumc.org/

God’s Closet
Provides free clothing and some household goods to low income residents of east Pierce County.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
613 23rd St NW Puyallup WA, 98371
253-845-1639

Utility Assistance –Local Community

Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants. Payments are based on eligible household’s fuel usage for the past 12 months
8am-5pm
1-855-798-4328

Pierce County Community Connections
Utility assistance to Pierce County Residence
8am-5pm
253-798-3835
https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1280/Energy-Assistance

Metropolitan Development Council
Utility Assistance to individuals within Tacoma city limits.
8am-5pm
253-572-5557
https://mdc-hope.org/

Emergency Rental Assistance – Local Community

Non THA Housing Resources (Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Housing)
As part of the strategic plan to end homelessness in Pierce County and design a “best practice” model to prevent homelessness, Associated Ministries had contracted with Pierce County to provide a centralized intake center for homeless individuals and families and those in imminent risk of becoming homeless. This program is known as Access Point 4 Housing (AP4H).
603 Polk St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
253-620-5400
8am-5pm
https://www.pchawa.org/

TANF/WorkFirst
Numerous financial assistance programs, including one known as Emergency Assistance, and it allows low income and working poor clients the ability to apply for supplemental financial and rental assistance when faced with an emergency caused by circumstances out of their control, such as job loss or medical emergency
877-501-2233
8am-5pm
https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/tacoma_rental_assistance.html

Eatonville Family Agency
May have limited cash aid in an emergency. Funding is limited. Money can pay for housing, energy, rent or mortgage assistance. Can only apply for rent help on third Tuesday of every month.
360-832-6805
8am-5pm
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/tacoma_rental_assistance.html

Family Unlimited Network
The non-profit offers rent and utility assistance if the applicant has a disconnect notice or pay or vacate notice.
253-460-3134
8am-5pm
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/tacoma_rental_assistance.html

Metropolitan Development Council
Offers low income housing and rent help for low-income families and individuals. Other assistance may include help with child care for homeless families, loans to pay rent as part of eviction prevention, funds for utility bills, or family counseling
721 S. Fawcett, Tacoma
253-597-6728
8am-5pm
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/tacoma_rental_assistance.html

Social Security Office – Local Community

US Social Security Administration
The Puyallup Social Security Office determines eligibility and pays benefits to those entitled to survivor benefits. Determines eligibility and pays benefits to the entitled legally blind. Determines eligibility and pays retirement benefits to those entitled aged 62 and older
811 S Hill Park Dr, Puyallup, WA 98373
800-772-1213
9-4pm M-F
https://www.ssa.gov/

US Social Security Administration
The Puyallup Social Security Office determines eligibility and pays benefits to those entitled to survivor benefits. Determines eligibility and pays benefits to the entitled legally blind. Determines eligibility and pays retirement benefits to those entitled aged 62 and older
2608 S 47th St A, Tacoma, WA 98409
800-772-1213
https://www.ssa.gov/