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If you are experiencing homelessness, we can help!

If you are experiencing HOMELESSNESS during the COVID-19 crisis, Associated Ministries COORDINATED ENTRY can help! We are here to connect you to services if you find yourself sleeping in your car, outside, or any place not meant for a person to live in, or if you are experiencing domestic violence or feel that you are…

AM Office on Alternative Schedule

Out of an abundance of caution, most AM staff members will be working from home until the virus emergency subsides. After receiving news of a COVID-19 diagnosis within the local homeless population, the risk of exposure has become too great. Staying home is our contribution to “social distancing” which is key to stopping the spread of this…

Guide for Churches & Faith Communities: COVID-19

by Mike Yoder, Executive Director You and your congregation are in our thoughts and prayers during this unprecedented national emergency. I’m certain you and your leadership team have been consumed with planning how to move forward as a worshiping community when public gatherings are not permitted. Here’s a link to a resource booklet that may offer…

AM’s Response to COVID-19

In the wake of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share some of the measures Associated Ministries is implementing that will enable us to continue serving our clients while maintaining appropriate safety for our staff and the wider community. We are so grateful for the interest and the ongoing support and concern of our…

Houses of Worship & Coronavirus

“Houses of worship aim to spread the gospel and not germs during coronavirus crisis” Craig Sailor, Tacoma News Tribune https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article240892576.html

Taxes Prepared for Free!

Help lift hard-working families out of poverty! From late January through April 15th, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) helps low and moderate-income households through free tax preparation. Each year, more than 6,000 households in Pierce County are helped by free tax sites. This service brings millions of dollars back into our community through tax credits…

AM’s 2020 Board of Directors

Associated Ministries is proud to have such amazing people serving on our Board of Directors. In December we said goodbye to two wonderful members as their terms ended.  Gaylerd Masters, a local attorney and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served for six years on AM’s Board, with the utmost dedication. …

Seeing People As People: A Benefit Concert & Soup Gathering

Associated Ministries’ (AM) long-time faith community partner Center for Spiritual Living is hosting a benefit bring awareness and humanity to the crisis around homelessness and to raise funds for AM’s Community Resource Connections Center. Come enjoy on March 7th from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Hear LIVE MUSIC from Dain Norman, Martin Thomas Reed, Dain Norman, Slow Dogs,…

YOUR HELP NEEDED to secure behavioral health funding for Pierce County

You may know that Pierce County is the only urban county in Washington State that does not currently invest in behavioral health resources with a 1/10th of 1% Behavioral Health Tax. The County Council will be voting to implement a 1/10th of 1% (one penny for every $10 spent) on March 10 and we need…

Share your ideas! Where should Tacoma add shelter options?

The Metropolitan Development Council (MDC), a nonprofit organization hired by the city in December to identify additional shelter options, is seeking ideas from the public on where those shelters should be located. Share your ideas! ▪ Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St. ▪ Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10:30…