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Gratitude for Spanaway Lutheran Paint Team

With over 35 years of service through Associated Ministries, Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful works with faith communities and local community partnerships to create teams to paint houses for low-income homeowners. One of this year’s paint recipients sent in this wonderful thank you to the team who painted her house, Spanaway Lutheran church. Not only did they…

Project Homeless Connect Pivots to Meet More Needs

Due to social distancing restrictions mandated by the pandemic response, we were not able to host our summer Project Homeless Connect event in person. But that gave us an opportunity to creatively “pivot” to an alternative format, enabling us to reach a larger group of people throughout a wider portion of Pierce County. Working together…

Sound Outreach Offers Free Financial Services

Sound Outreach helps Pierce County residents experiencing low and/or fixed-incomes build financial security through financial counseling, job training, and additional wraparound services. Our Financial Counselors provide services and tools focused on increasing household income, attaining relief from predatory loans, improving credit scores and offering access to financial capital for small business and entrepreneurship development. Our…

Project Homeless Connect is Taking a New Approach

As you may have heard AM is unable to host our summer Project Homeless Connect event and potentially the fall and winter events due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we are excited to announce that we are coming together with our community partners, service agencies and volunteers to create Project Homeless Connect Community resource bags.…

Bystander Intervention Training – September 24

REGISTRATION (FREE BUT REQUIRED) CLOSES ON 9/23 AT 3:00 PDT.  REGISTER TODAY! Have you ever been in a situation where somebody was being harassed or threatened, you wanted to help, but didn’t know what to do?  Or what not to do?  In these times, more than ever, it is important that we not just be…

New shelter for single women in Tacoma

Tacoma News Tribune Allison Needles July 11, 2020 A new shelter is now serving single women experiencing homelessness in Tacoma. The $4.5 million project renovated an existing storage facility at the Tacoma Rescue Mission into a 36-bed shelter with capacity to provide 72 beds for emergency shelter during the winter months. Read the full article…

Paint Tacoma: A great opportunity to serve your community!

You may be searching for ways to help your community – but how can you do so safely at this time? Our community needs you now more than ever! Since 1985, Paint Tacoma Beautiful has provided free exterior house painting to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners during the summer months! By serving with Paint Tacoma,…

AM’s Board of Directors Statement on Racism and Commitment to Change

Associated Ministries’ Board of Directors Statement on Racism and Commitment to Change July 2, 2020 The Associated Ministries’ Board of Directors cannot remain silent in the face of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Manuel Ellis, and too many others.  Nor can we ignore the impact of race on those who experience…

County’s homeless crisis is far worse than the dire new Point In Time count suggests

Tacoma News Tribune, Matt Driscoll July 1, 2020 The numbers are bad. The reality is much, much worse. If there’s perspective to be taken from the recently released results of this year’s annual count of Pierce County’s homeless population, it’s just that, no matter how nuanced or complex anyone tries to make it. Read full…

Rental Assistance Now Available

Associated Ministries is happy to announce a grant received from Pierce County via federal funds to provide rental assistance through our Community Resource Connection Center.  Please share this flyer.  To apply, visit our website at www.associatedministries.org/rental-assistance.  More information and other options are also available at the county website at https://piercecountywa.gov/housinghelp.