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.

Daily Meals

Daily Meals

“I thought there was no love for me out there anymore, but I was wrong. There is, and I found that in a meal.”
– James

Shelter

Shelter

“If this place did not exist, our baby would have died. That’s a hard, medical fact.”
– Dave

Job Readiness

Job Readiness

“The staff at the Mission gave me a voice . . . they kept encouraging me and more.”
– Jason

Education

Education

“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

Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery

“This program is what made the difference. It’s not a clean and sober program, it’s discipleship.”
– Morgan

Faith Formation

Faith Formation

“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

Mental Health

Mental Health

“I learned where my behaviors came from. Why I was so angry and defensive. It helped me have goals and achieve them.” – Amanda

Veteran Services

Veteran Services

“My life was getting bleaker. Being here gave me hope. You can really see the staff’s dedication to helping veterans like me.” – Justin

Youth Services

Youth Services

“Without the Mission, I wouldn’t be graduating.”
– Tre’von,
Age 17

Accomplishments From This Past Year

253,925 Meals served
3,076 Men, women and children equipped and empowered with life-changing help
26 Men and women graduated from our New Life Recovery program
366Families and individuals left the Mission and entered stable housing
125 Men and women obtained jobs or increased income

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.

DENNIS’s Story

Saved from the Streets

I’ve never been homeless, and my son, Jimmy, is autistic. He’s just not cut out for living in a tent.

But without the Mission, that’s where we would have ended up.

What happened was my landlord raised the rent and then told us we had 90 days to be out.

I have always paid my rent fully and on time so I kept up payments even when the rent increased.

We had to pay the extra rent for those three months, making it impossible for me to save for our next place . . .

THERESA’s Story

The BEST Year of Her Life

When Theresa was a young girl, she was abused by her mother’s boyfriend.

Her mother stayed with him but sent Theresa to live with her dad.

Theresa’s dad struggled with addiction and often turned to crack as his drug of choice.

“I was living in survival mode all my life because I never knew how to not be in survival mode,” she explains.

Growing up around addiction, Theresa didn’t think it was a big deal when she began drinking with her friends as a teenager.

MANDI’s Story

A Shattered Family, Restored

Looking back at the years of hurt and hardship that Mandi and her children overcame, the restoration and joy they have now is powerful to see.

Mandi was married for 13 years, 10 of which she suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband.

Desperate to make her marriage work, she catered to him, until she lost everything – including herself . . .

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

Tacoma Commons Mission | 1912

THE MISSION GROWS AND PURCHASES ITS FIRST BUILDING ON 1512 PACIFIC AVE

Tacoma Rescue Mission | 1939

A SAFE HAVEN IS BUILT FOR SINGLE WOMEN & FAMILIES IN CRISIS

The Emergency Family Shelter | 1971

THE INN PROVIDES ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY FOR YOUTH SURVIVING ON THE STREETS

The Inn Youth Walk-In Center | 1988

FREE COUNSELING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THE MISSION’S PRISON CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM

Chaplaincy Program | 1920

HOPE HOME IS FOUNDED TO HELP WOMEN WITH EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL TRAUMA

Hope Home | 1960’s

THE DOWNTOWN TACOMA CAMPUS OPENS TO HELP REACH EVEN MORE PEOPLE IN NEED

Tacoma Rescue Mission | 2001

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.

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