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Advocacy Programs
April 30, 2020
Counseling Services
April 28, 2020

Legal Assistance

Our Sisters' House
2714 N 21st St. Unit #3
Phone: (253) 383-4275
Onsite legal advocates can help survivors of domestic violence navigate the legal system by offering help with protection orders, parenting plans, divorce/legal separation, assistance with the address confidentiality program, paternity, and court accompaniment. Legal advocates are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice.

Pierce County Live Courtroom Feed
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Pierce County Disctrict Court is streaming cases online. Use the link above to access courtrooms and cases in progress.

Tacoma Pro Bono
621 Tacoma Ave. S. Ste. 303 Tacoma WA, 98402
Phone: (253) 572-5134
Hours: M-TH 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Provides help with civil legal issues in Pierce County when you cannot afford to hire an attorney.

Civil Survival
927 N. Northlake Way Suite 210, Seattle WA, 98103
Phone: (206) 602-3463
Hours: M-F; 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Promotes successful family and community reintegration for people released from incarceration by removing financial, political, and legal barriers to reentry. Civil Survival is working to improve their chances of becoming productive members of their communities by removing some of the many collateral consequences of mass incarceration.

Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
621 Tacoma Ave. S., Suite 403, Tacoma WA, 98402
Phone: (253) 272-8871
Provides referalls for lawyers and information for legal resources in the community.

Northwest Justice Project
715 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma WA, 98402
Outside of King County, call the CLEAR Hotline at 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15am - 12:15pm.
In King County call 2-1-1. 211 is open weekdays 8:00am - 6:00pm. 211 will identify and refer you to the appropriate legal aid provider.
Seniors (age 60 and over) can also call CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-387-7111 (statewide)
Facing Foreclosure? Call 1-800-606-4819
Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers can call CLEAR or 211 (or toll-free 1-877-211-9274) using the relay service of their choice.
Northwest Justice Project provides legal assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals needing help with civil (non-criminal) legal problems in Washington state.

Eviction Moratorium Guide (Tacoma Pro Bono)
Landlord-tenant law is affected by our state's response to the COVID emergency. If you are a tenant, landlord, or community services provider and have landlord-tenant questions related to the eviction moratorium, please check out the Guide to Surviving the Eviction Moratorium using the link above. You may e-mail our Housing Justice team with questions any time at [email protected]

Here is a list of resources that may assist you with residential landlord/tenant issues.

Open Door Legal Services - Union Gospel Mission
318 2nd Ave Ext. South, Seattle WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 682-4642
Volunteer lawyers and paralegals meet with each client to hear their story. Then we help them build a plan to address the issue. We exist to provide affordable legal assistance to those in greatest need. Our work centers around reducing barriers to financial and social stability, focusing on issues like: getting your license back, getting a state I.D., immigration, debts, court fines, criminal warrants and records, child support, custody and visitation, and divorce. Also holds 4 weekly legal clinics for residents of the Mission's shelters or other partner organizations around the region, as well as weekly walk-in clinics for anyone who needs help.

Tenants Union of Washington State
Phone: (206) 723-0500
Know your rights as a tenant. This hotline answers questions you may have as a tenant. Advocates for tenants' rights with local government for better protection.

YWCA Legal Service Line
405 Broadway Ave, Tacoma WA 98402
Phone: (253) 365-6352
Legal advocates and attorneys provide free civil legal advocacy, representation, and referrals to survivors of domestic violence with civil legal issues in Pierce County. This combination of services increases victims' chances of permanently and safely ending their domestic violence relationship and establishing lives free of violence.

Fair Housing Center of WA
1517 South Fawcett, #250, Tacoma
Phone: (253) 274-9523/ (888) 766-8800
Provides assistance with housing discrimination issues related to specific protected classes under federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Advocate for people with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations related to housing.

Landlord-Tenant Program
747 Market St, Rm 250, Tacoma, WA 98402
Hours: Walk-in Assistance: W; 9:00am-1:00pm
Phone: (253) 591-5000
The primary function of the Landlord/Tenant program is to receive, analyze, and resolve landlord-tenant disputes that arise under the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. This service is free and available to both property owners and tenants within Tacoma.

Evergreen Empowerment Group
1213 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma WA, 98405
Phone: (253) 365-6311
Provides affordable legal assistance and empowers individuals in navigating the legal system with the purpose of enabling under-served neighbors to better provide for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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