Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

The Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness is a loose network of individuals, non-profit agencies, government agencies, and community businesses working together to serve people experiencing homelessness. Our end goal is to help folks establish safe housing as quickly as possible and help them to retain that housing so their homeless episode is short and never repeated. We also work to address many of the factors that drive homelessness.

Inclement Weather – extra bed capacity is available at area homeless shelters tonight – Monday, February 17th, 2020.

  • Comprehensive Life Resources Young Adult shelter – 415 S 13th St, Tacoma, WA  - serves young adults aged 18-24 of any gender. Shelter opens at 8:30pm
  • Tacoma Rescue Mission Single Men’s Shelter – 425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA  98402 – serves men
  • Tacoma Salvation Army Family Shelter – 1501 6th avenue, Tacoma, WA  98405 –  serves families – sign in from 4pm to 7pm
  • Catholic Community Services Nativity House Shelter – 702 S 14th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 - serves adults of all genders. Prefer clients to sign in between 4:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Tacoma Rescue Mission Adams Street Shelter - serves families and single women - contact the CCS Family Day Center or call 253-592-6401 to check availability.

More overnight shelter details are available at Overnight Shelter Information Page

Day center locations are available at Day Center Information Page

Coming Meetings and Events

Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 2/21/2020 - 9:00 AM
   Location: The Salvation Army Church (1110 S Puget Sound Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405)
   Program: The City of Tacoma will present on their Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) employment discrimination complaint resources and process. Looking for Youth Themed Presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 2/28/2020 - 9:15 AM
   Location: The Salvation Army Church (1110 S Puget Sound Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405)
   Program: We will hear about the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reentry Program, and innovative program providing supported employment to tribal members with criminal records. Learn about protecting our clients with a State program to identify and mitigate lead-based paint hazards. We might have room for an additional presentation.
Employment Event
   Date: 3/31/2020 - 10:00 AM
   Location: Goodwill's MWOC building - 714 S 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
   Program: Hire253 - Hiring fair focused on employment for people experiencing homelessness.

Recent Presentations:

Benevolence Blankets (11/15/2019) - Benevolence Blankets

Sexual Assault Center (11/15/2019) - Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

Shelter Convening Group (11/15/2019) - Metropolitan Development Council

Homeless Reporting Suggestions (11/15/2019) - The News Tribune

Shelter Update (11/15/2019) - City of Tacoma

Increasing Shelter Capacity (11/8/2019) - Metropolitan Development Council

Co-occurring Disorder Treatment and Supported Employment (11/8/2019) - Metropolitan Development Council

Racial Equity Committee Report (9/27/2019) - Coalition to End Homelessness

Possible City of Tacoma Contract to Support Faith-Based and Community run shelters (9/27/2019) - Associated Ministries

Orting Veterans Village (9/27/2019) - Quixote Communities

Social Service Agency Coordination (9/27/2019) - Partner Cafe

Hire253 Report out (9/27/2019) - Goodwill

Advocacy Update (9/27/2019) - Coalition to End Homelessness

Employment Programs (7/26/2019) - Skookum Contract Services

Workforce Development Opportunities (7/26/2019) - Workforce Central

Brief Program Overview (7/26/2019) - Valeo Vocation

Brief Program Overview (7/26/2019) - Goodwill

Advocacy update and future initiatives (7/19/2019) - Tacoma Tenant Organizing Committee

Rights of people experiencing homelessness and current initiatives (7/19/2019) - National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Homeless Prevention Update (7/19/2019) - Living Access Support Alliance (LASA)

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