2-1-1 United Way Directory - The resource database contains information on the community services individuals and communities need to sustain and improve their daily lives—health care and child care, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information. This directory contains information on nonprofit and public health and human service programs and some for-profit programs such as housing.
Phone: 211 or toll free 800-572-4357
Department of Social and Health Services - Includes a "Ways We Can Help" directory and a "Locate a (WA DSHS) Community Service Office Near your Home" look-up.
GovBenefits.gov - United States - Web portal for citizen benefits. Information about benefit eligibility, including an online benefit screening questionnaire.
Pierce County Department of Community Services - Community Action Programs - Hundreds of services for residents of Pierce County, as applicable to education, employment, housing/shelters, food banks, transit services, transportation, senior citizens, legal services, disabilities, support groups, financial assistance, crisis triage center, health clinics and numerous other support services.
Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness - Provides Homelessness Services in the greater Tacoma area, including housing/shelter and other support. The Members Resources Directory provides a guide to these resources.
Where to Turn - An easy-to-use directory of local resources for seniors compiled by South Sound Office of Lutheran Community Services.
Where to Turn in Tough Times - From the Pierce County United Way, this site includes links to resources for dealing with job loss or foreclosure, as well as links to local information for utility, food, health, and child care assistance.
Catholic Community Services – Shelters and homeless services, housing, seniors, people with disabilities, children, families, individuals, refugee and immigration services.
Centro Latino – Support to the Latino community, including family programs, ESL classes, basic computer classes in Spanish, adult employment and training programs, resume preparation, mock interviews and job listings.
Address: 1208 S. 10th St., Tacoma, WA 98405
Community Health Care – Care to those with or without insurance in the greater Tacoma and Pierce County area. Those without insurance are treated on a sliding fee scale based on income, family size and services provided.
Family Renewal Shelter – FRS is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to bringing healing, hope and new life to victims of domestic violence.
Korean Women's Association – Multicultural and multilingual community services. Food and health outreach, naturalization program, low income housing, citizenship classes, ESL, job referral and more.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest – Nonprofit human services including employee assistance programs, transitional housing, family support programs, senior outreach and more.
Lutheran Community Services – South Puget Sound Office
Address: 223 N. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98403
My Service Mind – A community-based nonprofit organization serving the Puget Sound region, offering refugee assistance, ESL instruction, citizenship classes, low-income housing and legal referral and a free legal clinic.
Address: 11016 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
NW Furniture Bank – Recycles donated furniture to people in need.
ParentHelp123.org – Program of WithinReach that helps Washington State families apply for health and food programs online and locate resources in their local communities. The website offers health information for pregnant women, parents of new babies and families with children.
Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center – Caregiving, employment, health care, nutrition, transportation, housing and much more.
Pierce County Senior Center Resources – Shelters, emergency and disaster resources, food banks, meal sites, foot care, classes, discounts, senior centers and much more.
Phone: 253-798-4600 or toll free 800-562-0332
Center for Direct Services – Associated Ministries center helps families and individuals connect to community services that assist them in transitioning from welfare to work.
South Sound Outreach Services – Outreach services to low-income seniors, persons with disabilities and other similarly situated individuals.
TACID – Affordable, accessible housing, employment resources and other services for individuals and families with disabilities.
Phone: 253-565-9000, ext. 25
Tacoma Goodwill Industries – Training, education and job placement assistance.
Washington LawHelp – Helps low-income people find solutions to civil legal problems.
Washington Women's Employment & Education – Assists low-income individuals to gain the skills, knowledge and courage to be self-supporting.
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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