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"…he wished there were more people like him in this world."

Here’s a story my niece sent me about her husband who stopped to help someone who was struggling.  This story took me back to a saying I recently encountered and…

Now Available: Notes from AM's Community Conversation on Housing and Homelessness

What definition should we use to determine if someone is homeless?  Who is homeless?  And why are there so many people experiencing homeless from Puyallup, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Spanaway/Parkland, and…

Rally the Troops! Sign up for Paint Beautiful today!

Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful is about to embark on its 30th summer of painting houses for low-income homeowners! We still need volunteer groups and individuals to sign up to paint a…

There is no need for a kid to sleep in Wright Park!

This piece was written by Maureen Larson Bonck and Mike Bonck, Proud SHS Host Family.  Associated Ministries, Shared Housing Services, REACH, VADIS, and Oasis Center partner closely to provide housing…

Together We Can Make a Difference – The Host Home Program

Carley Cysensky, a staff member at Shared Housing Services, wrote this description of their Host Home Program. Associated Ministries works closely with this organization to change the lives of homeless…

"Invaluable is the word…" – Meet Wendy Morris

Invaluable is the word that comes to mind when Associated Ministries’ new Volunteer Coordinator, Wendy Morris, thinks of volunteers. Tasked with coordinating the volunteer program at Associated Ministries, Wendy is responsible…

"Be a participant, not just an observer": Volunteering at AM

“Be a participant, not just an observer,” urged Carol Mitchell, host of the City of Tacoma’s CityLine talk show, to her viewing audience on May 15, 2014. That day, two Associated Ministries’…

AM Client Story "The State of My Life." by Angelina N.

[sc_embed_player autoplay=true fileurl=”https://associatedministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/VN620107.mp3″] My Story I must have been a really horrible person in a past life. I had a good upbringing… I didn’t have to go thru half the…

Be ready to help in a disaster: spring Care Team training

The recent tragic events in Oso, Washington have made us all aware how vulnerable any of us could be to a local disaster. In such an event, it’s vitally important…

Be a reason for hope this summer. Volunteer with Paint Beautiful!

Every summer, hundreds of people join in an annual tradition: Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Friends, family members and volunteers work together to transform houses for their low-income, elderly and disabled neighbors…