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February’s Community Quarterly Meeting to Solve Homelessness

Associated Ministries convenes Community Quarterly Meetings four times each year in partnership with other homeless and housing service providers working in Pierce County. Make plans now to join for our…

2023 Welcomes New Board Members

AM’s Board rotation will see two members leaving the Board, but three new members joining. We are grateful for years of service from both Sarah Rumbaugh, outgoing Board President, and…

December Religious Holidays and Observances

December is full of religious holidays and observances. Happy holidays to you, whatever it is you might celebrate! For a look at the observances for the entire year, check out…

It’s VITA Season! (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

It’s VITA Season!The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free, tax preparation services to thousands of moderate and low-income Pierce County residents each year during the tax season. Support…

Pierce County needs new approaches to homelessness. Here are two everyone should support.

Read today’s Tacoma News Tribune OpEd from Associated Ministries’ Executive Director Mike Yoder and housing advocate Michael Mirra. Read more at:

Rising to Meet Antisemitism

Rev. Terry Kyllo, Paths to Understanding Last spring I was honored to interview Devin Burghart from IREHR, the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. We spoke about white…

The 2019-2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, submitted July 2022

“We know that homelessness is most often a systemic failure resulting from deep poverty, a lack of affordable housing options, and structural racism that exists across our systems. At HUD,…

Celebrating Community at August Community Quarterly Meeting

After meeting online for more than two years, we were finally able to meet in person again for our most recent Community Quarter Meeting (CQM), held on Aug. 18. It was…

An Interfaith Weekend in Pierce County of Protest Against Gun Violence
August 12-14

Summary A group of congregation/community members and faith and spiritual leaders met at the invitation of congregation members from Temple Beth El and Rev. Dave Wright from the University of…

Memorial for Unhoused People Who Died on the Streets

Chaplain Ed Jacobs conducted another Homeless Memorial Service last Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Tacoma, calling people together to make certain that those who die while experiencing homelessness are…