Housing and Homelessness:
We offer homeless prevention and transitional housing assistance through our housing program. Contact your case manager to find out if you are eligible for help and if we have openings in our housing programs.
Don't have a case manager? Call our office at 253-896-0903 for a referral.
Here are other housing programs available in the local area:
For over twenty-five years, New Beginnings Home has been available to help young mothers who have chosen life for their babies. Do you know someone who is facing an unplanned pregnancy who perhaps is alone, rejected or just needs a place to live? New Beginnings is a safe haven where unconditional love and friendship are the norm and woman can plan what is best for themselves and their babies while having their physical and emotional needs cared for.
The Tacoma Rescue Mission offers a number of shelters, facilities, and housing options. They help with food, shelter, recovery, children and families, veterans, adult education and search and rescue.
Associated Ministries offers emergency shelters and homeless prevention programs. Their services include: Coordinated Entry System, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Landlord Liaison Project, Community Resource Connection Center, Payee and Homeless Mail Services, Rapid Rehousing, and Disaster Response Preparedness.
Safe Families offers housing options for children whose families are in crisis and/or facing homelessness for an average of 6 weeks through host families. The goal of the Safe Families project is to reunite children with their biological parent in a home that is more stable and healthy. Ages of children accepted is 0-18 with a concentration on ages 0-6.
NW Furniture Bank provides home furnishings through Pierce County agencies. NWFB can furnish your entire home for only $75. NWFB only provides furniture to the clients of caseworkers, or to the victims of disasters. Your case manager can help you connect with this resource!
New Phoebe House provides housing, services, and support to Pierce County mothers and children impacted by substance abuse, primarily methamphetamine. Women may live with their children for up to 2 years in this 9-bedroom home in Tacoma. Each resident benefits from weekly case management, classroom education, mentoring, group process, self-assessment and individual learning modules. New Phoebe helps women achieve and maintain reunification through healing, self-sufficiency, and clean and sober living.
St. Francis House in Puyallup offers a number of services including a clothing and furniture bank. They also have Emergency Assistance/Homelessness Prevention Program. It is meant to provide critical short-term relief to families, allowing them the time they need to explore and access other resources, or find additional work. This support includes rent and utility assistance allowing individuals/families to stay in their homes (preventing homelessness) or other types of assistance (ex: motel vouchers, gas vouchers, bus tokens, laundry voucher, etc.)