Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS)
Phone: (877) 501-2233
Pierce North Community Services Office
1949 S State St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Pierce South Community Services Office
1301 E 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98404
Lakewood Community Services Office
5712 Main St SW Suite 100, Lakewood, WA 98499
Puyallup Valley Community Services Office
201 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98371
DSHS services include:
Aged, Blind or Disabled Cash Assistance Program (ABD)
Child Support Services
DSHS Emergency Programs
Family Planning Services
Housing and Essential Needs
Medical Assistance Programs
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Washington Basic Food Program (SNAP)
Unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 crisis? Associated Ministries can help through the Community Resource Connection Center. Associated Ministries is offering rental assistance to households whose income has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. All rental assistance conversations will take place over the phone. There are three ways to access assistance:
Call to schedule an appointment
Call the CRCC at (253) 383-3056 ext. 128
Someone from the CRCC will contact you within 48 hours to schedule or conduct an over-the-phone conversation about your housing situation and possible solutions.
Come in and schedule an appointment
The receptionist will assist you to schedule an over-the-phone conversation. If you do not have access to a phone, they can provide you with access to ensure you are connected.
Office hours: M, T, TH, F; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 901 S. 13th St., Tacoma WA, 98405
Sound Outreach Services
1106 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 593-2111
Hours: M-TH 8:30am-5:00pm
Receive free help filing taxes. Sound Outreach’s Financial Empowerment Program is an initiative to help economically vulnerable Pierce County households build assets and navigate a way out of poverty. The foundation of our program is free long-term financial coaching to increase financial management skills, combined with access to employment resources, apprenticeship programs and entrepreneurial coaching to help participants increase their income. Our trained Financial Counselors (FCs) work with clients to review their credit reports, track their spending, create household budgets, set goals, and develop action plans around those goals.
St. Vincent DePaul
4009 S. 56th St., Tacoma WA, 98409
Phone: (253) 426-1710
Email: [email protected]; provide basic information, zip code, and the type of assistance requested.
Provides emergency assistance; Gas, clothing, food, rent/utility assistance.