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A New Year Brings New Opportunities

By Michael Yoder, Executive Director Happy 2022! In all honesty, the new year has not started out the way I had hoped. The Omicron COVID variant required us to pivot,…

Native American Justice: people of faith gather to learn

Tuesday evening, over 75 people gathered online for the first of a 4-part online series addressing aspects of Native American Justice from a faith-based perspective. This content has been developed…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international Christian ecumenical observance kept annually around Pentecost in the Southern Hemisphere and between 18-25 January in the Northern Hemisphere. Each…

Shared Housing Services Supports Local Organizations in a Big Way!

In early November, it was announced that as a result of a merger agreement between Shared Housing Services (SHS) and Associated Ministries (AM), effective January 1, 2022, all programs, staff…

Interfaith Opportunities in 2022!

As we all know and have felt, the past two years have been challenging, to say the least. Not being able to be together in community face-to-face has been difficult…

Pierce County’s audacious plan to end homelessness

Pierce County has proposed a new plan that would take the numbers of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness to “functional zero.” If adopted, the comprehensive plan, released on Dec. 1, would…

“Let There Be Peace On Earth”: Concert featuring TRC Director Erin Guinup and members of the Tacoma Refugee Choir

Tacoma Refugee Choir is excited to announce that we will be hosting a concertentitled “Let There Be Peace On Earth” at Anchor Church on Saturday, December 18, 2021at 3:00pm to…

Next Community Quarterly Meeting All About Volunteer Outreach

Please register today (free but registration is required) and plan to join us online via Zoom for the next Community Quarterly Meeting to Solve Homelessness on Thursday, December 9, 5:00-6:00…

Merger of Shared Housing and AM Will Spearhead Affordable Housing Options

We are delighted to announce that the programs, staff members, and assets of Shared Housing Services (SHS) will move to Associated Ministries (AM) as part of a merger agreement between…

New “Street Paper” Provides Economic Opportunity for Those in Need

The worst thing about being homeless isn’t living outside. It’s being treated like you are less than — or like you don’t even exist. A new local initiative, Dignity City, is…