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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.

Faith-based mutual aid flourishes amid pandemic and protests

“We want to see a city where neighbors look after each other and where congregations and communities work together to provide for each other and keep each other safe. We have seen the seeds of this time of radical love of neighbor in mutual aid networks that have sprung up all across the city.” (Click…

After George Floyd’s death, a groundswell of religious activism

How is your Pierce County faith community stepping up? June 9, 2020, Reuters – Andrea Shalal “George Floyd’s death has triggered a groundswell of outrage and activism by religious leaders and faith-based groups across the United States, reminiscent of what occurred during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.”  Read the entire article here.  

How to Feed Crowds in a Protest or Pandemic? The Sikhs Know.

Their centuries-old faith tradition of nourishing anyone in need has found new energy and purpose in America’s turmoil. An essential part of Sikhism is langar, the practice of preparing and serving a free meal to promote the Sikh tenet of seva, or selfless service. Anyone, Sikh or not, can visit a gurdwara and partake in…

LLP Offers Renter’s Readiness Certification

Renter’s Readiness Certification is comprised of 3 sessions that will boost your rental application and provides you with powerful tools to become a strong renter. These classes are FREE and open to all housing shoppers, service providers, landlords and community members. RRC is brought to you by a partnership between the Landlord Liaison Program of…

Meet Our Landlord Liaison Program’s Newest Team Member

Associated Ministries is excited to announce our newest team member,  Christina (Tina) McLeod, the new Program Manager for the Landlord Liaison Program. Tina comes to Associated Ministries with a wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication to housing equity and community.  Tina’s past employment includes Fair Housing Center of Washington, City of Tacoma Office of Equity…

Affirming Our Commitment to Equity

To our clients, staff, donors, volunteers, faith partners, and other supporters of Associated Ministries: Since the recent surge of protests over the disregard for black lives, Associated Ministries has deliberated about what to say. We are saddened, we are outraged, and we acknowledge that what has happened is nothing new. For centuries our country, and…