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Serving Those with Disabilities

The Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities is an advisory group to the Tacoma City Council in policymaking, and partner with the community to bring awareness of issues that affect individuals with disabilities. The Commission on Disabilities’ mission is to remove barriers and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities to make Tacoma accessible for…

Congregational Call-to-Action

Congregational Call-to-Action: OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU! There are unprecedented needs within our community, and a growing number of opportunities for local congregations to step up to serve the vulnerable. Following are details on four partnering opportunities we’ve recently been made aware of, representing small, medium and larger commitments. PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER if your house of…

We’re Hiring!

Join our team – we’re hiring!  Become a Family Permanent Housing Specialist.  Learn more here.

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,…