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Sallie Shawl on Social Justice, Peace and ‘Best Possible Motives’

Sallie Shawl, a former employee of Associated Ministries who served AM for 25 years, is an award-winning activist who has been advocating for peace in the region and beyond for nearly 60 years.  Read this Key Peninsula News article where she talks about social justice, peace and ‘best possible motives.’ Sallie Shawl on Social Justice,…

AM Launches New Community Resource Database

Associated Ministries is excited to be launching its new online community resource database.  Community partners, direct service agencies and faith communities are encouraged to share their services on this site.  To add your information to the database, click here and complete the form. The database will be accessible to all at this link:  https://associatedministries.org/supportive-services/resource-list/. In…

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has released its State of the Nation’s Housing Report for 2019.  The report includes data from around the country and some very interesting interactive maps.  See how our community compares to others across the country.  The full report and interactive maps can be viewed on the…

In the Midst of a Homelessness Crisis, There is Hope!

by Valorie Crout, AM’s Chief Program Officer The presenters at the Community Quarterly Meeting (CQM) held on June 20 reminded us that from suffering comes hope. The sad reality is that, just in our community alone, an average of 226 new households become homeless each week.  How can we find hope when so many people…

Project Homeless Connect Serves

Associated Ministries’ latest Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event took place at Puyallup Nazarene Church on Friday, June 14. PHC is a series of one-day “resource fairs” that we conduct throughout the community. On the 14th, 80 volunteers from throughout East Pierce County assisted 22 service providers in meeting vital needs for 138 vulnerable individuals. It…

Interfaith Iftar Builds Bridges

by Sandy Windley, Interfaith Engagement On May 23rd, during the sacred month of Ramadan, community gathered for an interfaith iftar dinner celebrating a breaking of the fast with our Muslim neighbors.  The evening’s theme “building bridges of empathy in an increasingly polarized world” was realized.  The evening did just that! This 5th annual dinner was…

Gain Hope About Homelessness at June 20 Community Meeting

When we face difficulties in our own lives, we look for signs of hope to keep us going.  The fact that 10,000 households are currently experiencing homelessness in our community is a big challenge for which we need to find hope. A helpful first step can be to seek knowledge about such challenges.  Through educating ourselves…

Raise Your Voice and Take Action to Help End Homelessness

We are much stronger when we work together! Homelessness is a crisis in our community; we need each other in order to effectively address this urgent issue. Please join us for Associated Ministries’ next Community Quarterly Meeting (CQM) on homelessness.  We believe you will leave inspired by people who are actively involved in the journey…

What I learned the night I spent homeless with my son.

The News Tribune by Bob Penton Bob Penton is one of six reader columnists for The News Tribune in 2019 Several years ago, I had an urgent need to spend a night with my son Bobby, who sleeps on a sidewalk in Seattle. For several weeks I agonized over the thought of sleeping on the…

Interfaith Iftar Dinner – Join Us on May 23rd!

Associated Ministries is proud to partner again this year with the Pacifica Foundation and the University of Puget Sound in offering an interfaith Iftar dinner to the community on May 23rd.  Please join us!  Come enjoy the breaking of the daily fast with your Muslim neighbors and friends of different faiths.  Dinner is free but…

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