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April 30, 2020


Coordinated Entry/Diversion
Visit Coordinated Entry access points to schedule an appointment or view drop-in centers.
Hours: Varies
Phone: Call 211 for live support or to schedule an appointment or call (253) 682-3401 ext. 1
Coordinated entry will work with individuals facing homelessness to enable stability. Services will include but are not limited to, referrals to housing programs or independent housing and assistance/referrals in securing benefits.
Households are screened for eligibility either by being in the shelter, outreach, or a phone call to 211. If an appointment is scheduled CE will have a housing solutions conversation with you to determine if a plan can be developed. If a plan is developed a Diversion Specialist will work with the household for the next 30 days toward that solution. The Diversion Specialist will partner with households to identify next steps and resources and the household will follow up with resources.
If a plan is not developed during the housing solutions conversations, households will be placed in the priority pool. The priority pool prioritizes households based on barriers and vulnerability for the next available resource. When a household is placed in the priority pool, they are in the priority pool for 90 days and a referral is not guaranteed. If a household is entered onto the priority pool it is encouraged that they work on finding another housing solution.

Salvation Army Family Lodge
1521 6th ave Tacoma, Wa 98405
Phone: (253) 627-3962
Provides disaster services, domestic violence, emergency services, food and nutrition programs, emergency shelter, seasonal services, case management, emergency shelter, visitation services.

New Beginnings
Phone: (206) 522-9473
New Beginnings offers support and help to find new housing or stay in your current home. They can offer flexible funds to help you stay in your safe home or move to new housing by paying for back rent, travel to relocate, move-in costs, utilities, or other expenses that might help you get or keep housing. New beginnings offer short term housing for survivors of all genders, individually or with children, who have left an abusive relationship and are in danger or face other special challenges to finding housing. Applicable for residents of King County only.

Associated Ministries
901 S 13th St., Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: (253) 383-3056
Associated ministries offer centralized intake for homelessness intervention, assisting families and individuals with re-housing; working with families and communities to reduce barriers.

Catholic Community Services
1323 S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 383-3697
Catholic Community Services offers shelter, housing assistance, addiction recovery, parenting & pregnancy support, mental health services, senior and in-home care, supportive services for veteran families.

Family Housing Network
5050 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA, 98408
Phone: (253) 471-5340
Housing referrals go through Coordinated Entry. Provides assistance to house families experiencing homelessness, while helping to connect them with resources that maximize stability and self-sufficiency, in order to prevent future homelessness.

Family Day Center
5050 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA, 98408
Phone: (253) 471-5340
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thu, Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Wednesdays: Noon to 6:00pm
No appointment is necessary. Homeless families can drop in anytime within these hours. They will have access to showers and laundry, kitchen facilities for cooking, and computers. A case manager is also present to provide Coordinated Entry assessments and assist families with housing and additional resources. (“Family” is defined as a parent or parents with minor children in their custody or a pregnant woman)

St. Vincent DePaul
4009 S. 56th St., Tacoma WA, 98409
Phone: (253) 426-1710
Email: [email protected]; provide basic information, zip code, and assistance requested.
Provides emergency assistance; Gas. clothing, food, rent/utility assistance.

Metropolitan Development Council
Referrals go through Coordinated Entry
Phone: (253) 682-3401
MDC manages a continuum of affordable rental units in Pierce County for qualified low-income residents. Options include single-family homes, duplexes, shared housing, and multi-family. Receive financial assistance for utility bills.

Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
1124 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma WA, 98405

The Tacoma Ministerial Alliance and Catholic Community Services are working together to provide homeless intervention services to African American families within the Greater Pierce County Area. Individuals experiencing homeless and/or are fleeing from domestic violence situations, please call: (253) 304-3485 or (253) 241-3309

The Tacoma Ministerial Alliance, in partnership with the Washington Youth & Families, have implemented a comprehensive and supportive system of services for African American families at risk of becoming homeless. We have a quality, supportive staff that will work with you and your family on a continuous basis to help identify your needs and access appropriate services. Call our Program Navigators at (253) 330-0562

Jubilee Women's Center
620 18th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: (206) 324-1244
Email: [email protected]
Jubilee Women's Center serves low-income women in need of a variety of resources. They offer residential programs for participants that need stability and time to heal, grow, and rebuild their life. There are three residences in Capitol Hill and one in the University District, where participants will be provided with safe and affordable housing, learning opportunities, employment preparation and guidance from care managers as the program participant works toward a living wage career and independent housing.

Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center
2021 S. 19th St. Tacoma, Wa 98405
Homelessness prevention activities that use a navigation and creative conversation approach, leveraging a family’s own resources and resiliency as well as accessing available mainstream resources to secure housing arrangements that end the household’s housing instability. Peer navigators will partner with families to develop a viable plan to stabilize their current housing situation or move to stable, safe housing. Services are voluntary and determined through collaboration between staff and client, and may include:

Assessment of immediate housing barriers and identification of options for alternate housing arrangements; initiate with family the steps needed to secure stable housing. Advocacy, mediation and dispute resolution with landlords, family, and friends to re-establish lease terms with recent rental, identify a safe and viable doubled-up option, or other secure stable housing option.
Navigation to other services and resources including but not limited to Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS), civil legal assistance, financial counseling, employment and education services, and community resources such as food and clothing banks.

Network Tacoma
5435 South M Street, Tacoma, WA 98408
Hours: M-Th; 9 am - 3 pm (call ahead)
Phone: (253) 474-9334
Assists homeless families with children from the point of crisis intervention, through transitional housing, with the goal of helping them achieve permanent housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Operates 33 units of housing, seven of which are transitional housing, with the rest being long-term low-income housing. Also offers case management for families that include job training, resources, emotional support, clothing, essential needs.

The REACH Center
Phone: (253) 573-6882
Provides individualized case management support for youth ages 13-24 who are dealing with homelessness. If you are experiencing homelessness, The REACH Center supports you in finding a home and employment that will allow you to be self-sufficient through the Housing For Success (H4S) Program, in partnership with Vadis, Shared Housing Services, and Associated Ministries.
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Pierce County District Court Resource Center
901 Tacoma Ave. S, Tacoma WA, 98402
Hours: M-F; 8:30 am -11:30 am, 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Phone: (253) 798-7631
Provides access to a variety of social services and programs to justice-involved individuals and those in need in one centralized location. Provides connections to the following services: Chemical Dependency Evaluations, Mental Health Services, Just Threads Clothing Bank, Housing, Navigation, License Reinstatement Assistance, ID Card Vouchers, Employment Training and Education, Jail Transition Services, Homelessness Prevention, Resource Navigation, Medicaid Enrollment and Navigation, Public Assistance Enrollment, Social Security (SSI) Enrollment and Navigation, Case Management, Child Support Payment Planning.

College Housing Assistance Program - CHAP at Tacoma Housing Authority
902 S L ST, TACOMA, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 565-5000
Designed to house Tacoma Community College or UW Tacoma students and their families struggling with housing stability or homelessness. Partnership between Tacoma Housing Authority, UWT and TCC match housing resources with educational resources to make both more effective. Offers a fixed housing subsidy for three years to students enrolled in a degree program at TCC, and up to five years if enrolled or transfer to UWT, and making progress towards the attainment of that degree. CHAP has been expanded to include participating properties that have agreed to hold subsidized units for homeless, formerly homeless and PELL eligible students enrolled at TCC or UWT.

Applications are available through Tacoma Community College or University of Washington - Tacoma for active students only. Students can contact the colleges at any time for assistance. They will be screened and placed on a waitlist if vouchers or subsidized units are not available. Students may also be directed to rental properties offering subsidized housing for TCC/UWT Students. Please contact the college for further application information.

Domatac Housing
Contact: to set up an appointment.
Domatac Housing houses Tacoma area residents who need an affordable place to live. Combined with partner companies, Domatac Housing provides housing for over 100 residents.

Shared Housing Services
901 S. 11th St., Tacoma WA, 98405
Phone: (253) 272-1532
Shared housing offers individuals and families innovative and affordable solutions to prevent homelessness and foster independence through home sharing and transitional housing programs that include case management services and connections to other resources.

Homes of Compassion
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Kitsap Homes of Compassion provides affordable, permanent supportive housing (PSH) and other resources for those experiencing homelessness, using shared housing as well as private apartment units. Supportive housing for homeless of all categories: seniors, disabled homeless, youth, and homeless mothers with young children.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians
1501 Alexander Ave. E., Fife WA, 98424
Phone: (253) 680-5499
Our program serves anyone in need of assistance in ending the violence in their lives. Receive domestic violence advocacy and information, safety planning, support groups, confidential shelter, resource referral, community education and outreach, assistance with obtaining an order of protection, court accompaniment, transportation to domestic violence-related service. Victims can be male, female, young or old. The shelter assists Native American women, Native American women with children, Non-Native American women with Native American children.

New Phoebe House
712 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma WA
Phone: (253) 383-7710
Transitional housing services and support for Pierce County mothers and children, or pregnant mothers impacted by substance abuse, or are in recovery. Must be homeless and cannot be on suboxone or methadone.

Tacoma Housing Authority
902 S L St., Tacoma WA
Phone: (253) 207-4400
THA administers three programs for low-income families: Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8), Housing Opportunities Program (HOP), and Public Housing Program. The waiting list is long but a good source of low-income housing when available.

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