Pierce County Overnight Shelters

Below are the Overnight Shelters open to the general community. Other shelters, such as the Stability Site and TEMS, are operating but require referrals through other agencies. Only a few shelters accept walk-ins, and those often have a waitlist, so it is best to contact the shelter prior to arrival. An excel spreadsheet of all Pierce County shelters with lots of details is also available.

Overnight Shelter Status
Tacoma Salvation Army
  1501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
Single adult referrals from the Puyallup Police Department and families referred through the CCS Family Day Center.
Open - Closes at 8:00 PM
Adams Street Shelter
This shelter does not accept walk ups; call the shelter to get on the waitlist. Open for households with minors and single women.

Closed - Opens Today at 5:00 PM

Bethlehem Baptist Family Shelter
  4818 E Portland Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404
Serves families, couples and single women. Call 253-392-4148 between 3:00pm and 8:00pm for screening.Pre-approved shelter guests must arrive between 7:00pm and 8:30pm. No pets - only service animals.

Closed - Opens Today at 3:00 PM

CLR Young Adult Shelter
  415 S 13th St, Tacoma, WA 98402
A drop in overnight shelter for young adults aged 18 to 24. This shelter typically has room available.

Closed - Opens Today at 9:00 PM

Nativity House Shelter
  702 S 14th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Serves adults 18 and over. This shelter nearly always has a waitlist for both the men and women sides - come to the shelter around 4:30pm to get on the waitlist.

Closed - Opens Today at 5:00 PM

Tacoma Rescue Mission Men's Shelter
  425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
Adult men. There is typically a waitlist for the dorm, but if guests haven't stayed at the shelter before (or in the last 6 months), they will always provide a mat to sleep on.

Closed - Opens Today at 5:00 PM