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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…

Unsafe and Unwell: How Homelessness Affects Women and How to Help

The Department of Nursing at University of Southern California shares their insight and reflections on how homelessness affects women…and ways you can help. “Women without housing face unique health challenges and outcomes that require specific types of care and support.”  Read the entire article here. To learn more about how you can help end homelessness…

Volunteer Spotlight: Women’s Conference Co-Chair Melinda Huish

Melinda Huish is a volunteer at Associated Ministries who works tirelessly on helping to create, organize and run the biennial Interfaith Women’s Conferences.  Because of her commitment (and a team of many wonderful volunteers) to these important gatherings, the women in our community have enjoyed two wonderful conferences.   Here at AM, we appreciate all…

Keeping Dreams Alive

On April 10, 2019, Associated Ministries honored our partners and volunteers, who help us build a stronger community throughout Pierce County at our Keeping Dreams Alive luncheon. This year’s winners have given their time and talent to ensure that activities at AM have been successful this past year. We are pleased to announce the 2018…

Volunteers Making a Difference

Each year volunteers go through many hours of training and testing to certify and participate with Associated Ministries’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Not only do these wonderful people prepare taxes and work as greeters at different tax sites, but they also care about the people they are assisting. During this year’s tax season,…

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