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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…

Why We Decided to Rent Our Condo to a Family in Need of Housing

Lindsay came to run in a 5K – but it led to providing housing to a family experiencing homelessness. It was last year, when Lindsay signed up to run in the Hunger Walk & 5K fundraiser, presented by AM and Emergency Food Network. She stopped to read brochures on a table at the end of…

The Sacrality of the Ordinary

Religica Blog, May 21, 2020: The Sacrality of the Ordinary In this blog, Tobias Kroll reflects on finding sacral connections within everyday life and, using the wisdom he gained during his time as a Buddhist, how to cultivate a renewed spirituality in Mainline Protestantism, his ancestral faith. How have you experienced sacral connection during the pandemic?…

AM Supports Call for a Better Housing Future

Associated Ministries has joined with 30 local nonprofits to endorse an inspiring Op-Ed by Michael Mirra that was published in the Tacoma News Tribune on May 24: Imagination needed to fix Tacoma housing injustices beyond COVID-19 By Michael Mirra, executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority The pandemic is causing widespread hardship. In response, the…

Rental Assistance is available for those impacted by COVID-19

Rental Assistance is available for Pierce County residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Low-income households are eligible, as well as anyone who lost work hours or employment due to quarantine and isolation measures. Applicants must live in Pierce County but outside the City of Tacoma. To apply you must provide state identification,…

June Community Quarterly Meeting Cancelled

We’ve gone through unprecedented times over the past several months. In the midst of it all, we believe this has been a time to practice how to transform fear and worry into hope and resiliency. Some of the most resilient members of our community are those serving with Pierce County’s housing service providers. These amazing leaders…

Need a fresh coat of paint?

Need a fresh coat of paint? Know of someone who could use a fresh coat of paint on their house? Paint Tacoma Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2020 paint season. We provide free exterior painting to modest and low-income homeowners residing within Tacoma city limits. To apply call 253-426-1516 to request an application, or…

Pierce County Connected

Pierce County Connect, a response effort between local community partners, The United Way, and the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, publishes a daily report on  COVID-19 community response efforts and resources.  Pierce County Connected Response is moving into phase 2 – out of rapid emergency to a more sustained approach.  To subscribe to the daily report,…

Donate Blood Today!

With regularly scheduled surgeries beginning to resume, blood banks are in need of donations.  This is a  great and easy way for your faith community to contribute!  Schedule a blood drive today or make an appointment to donate at the local CRBS facility. Host a Blood Drive

‘You are not alone’: Chaplains provide support to COVID-19 patients

Our frontline healthcare workers are the heroes of this time.  Part of the healthcare teams we often don’t hear a lot about are chaplains.  Chaplains provide essential spiritual support for patients, families and healthcare providers.  And, as with many other areas of our lives, COVID-19 has really changed how chaplains are able to provide that…