Cold Weather Response
Click below to learn more about how we are caring for our neighbors in need during the cold, wet season, how you can partner with us, and how to access our services.
Give the Gift of Holiday Meals
Every $3.87 provides a delicious, warm plate of food for one of our neighbors.
Pictures of Hope 2023!
With every $25 you give, you’ll receive a set of greeting cards featuring photos that represent the hopes and dreams of the children currently living in our family shelter. Give a gift and get your greeting cards now!
We Need Toys!
This Christmas, thanks to the generosity of our community, families staying with us get to shop for toys for their loved ones! Click the button below to purchase toys for our family campus Christmas event, Shopping Day!
Watch Our Fall New Life Recovery Program Graduation!
Bo Chambers: A Life Worth Living
“You gave me a reason to have a new chapter in my life. I was going to my grave slowly and now I have a life that’s so worth living.”
A refuge for those
with no place to turn
“You can help a hurting neighbor rebuild their life.”
With your help and generosity we are Serving the Homeless and Hurting in
Tacoma & Pierce County
Since 1912, the Mission has been offering God’s Help, Hope and Healing to the most impoverished members of our community. Your gift of any amount makes a difference for the men and women who are hurting and homeless in Tacoma & Pierce County. Give simply and securely by clicking any of the gifts below.
Your Gifts Provide Crucial Care & Tools to
Help Our Neighbors in Dire Need Rebuild Their LiVES
Right now, individuals and families suffering in homelessness are desperate for a new beginning. Life-changing resources, like the ones below, help to equip and empower our vulnerable neighbors to escape homelessness and step into a better future.
“I thought there was no love for me out there anymore, but I was wrong. There is, and I found that in a meal.”
“If this place did not exist, our baby would have died. That’s a hard, medical fact.”
“The staff at the Mission gave me a voice . . . they kept encouraging me and more.”
“The Mission helped me be more than I was. Without the confidence I now have with my GED, I wouldn’t be where I am.” – Paul
“This program is what made the difference. It’s not a clean and sober program, it’s discipleship.”
“I felt like there were chains holding me down. I didn’t know I could ask Jesus to release me. I can breathe now. Before, I felt dead.” – Kathleen
“I learned where my behaviors came from. Why I was so angry and defensive. It helped me have goals and achieve them.” – Amanda
“My life was getting bleaker. Being here gave me hope. You can really see the staff’s dedication to helping veterans like me.” – Justin
“Without the Mission, I wouldn’t be graduating.”
What’s happening at Tacoma Rescue MissionSTORIES, NEWS & EVENTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Check below to keep up on the latest news, events and stories about what is happening at Tacoma Rescue Mission. See how your involvement and partnership is changing lives and impacting our community.
The Tacoma Rescue Mission legacySERVING THE HURTING & HOMELESS FOR OVER 100 YEARS
The Tacoma Rescue Mission is proud to have served Tacoma and Pierce County since 1912. For over 100 years we have continued to serve in the name of Christ, while emphasizing the dignity of each person who enters our doors. We value the needs of our immediate community, and continually adapt to the changing needs of those who come to us for help.
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A GROUP OF CARING TACOMANS START THE MISSION AS A SMALL SOUP KITCHEN ON PACIFIC AVE
THE MISSION GROWS AND PURCHASES ITS FIRST BUILDING ON 1512 PACIFIC AVE
A SAFE HAVEN IS BUILT FOR SINGLE WOMEN & FAMILIES IN CRISIS
THE INN PROVIDES ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY FOR YOUTH SURVIVING ON THE STREETS
FREE COUNSELING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THE MISSION’S PRISON CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM
HOPE HOME IS FOUNDED TO HELP WOMEN WITH EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL TRAUMA
THE DOWNTOWN TACOMA CAMPUS OPENS TO HELP REACH EVEN MORE PEOPLE IN NEED
Need Help? Tacoma Rescue Mission Is Here
We offer meals and emergency shelter for men, women and families or guardians with children. We also provide long-term recovery and educational services to those in need in our community.