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Since 1912, the Mission has been offering God’s Help, Hope and Healing to the most impoverished members of our community.

With your help, the Mission is able to provide:

Meals

1,200 meals a day are served to homeless and low income people.

Families

A nurturing Family Life Program keeps families together during recovery.

Shelter

Over 250 people have warm and dry shelter every night.

Children

Over 300 kids every year call the Mission their home while their families heal.

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Shawna’s Story

A Mother’s Broken Heart Being evicted from her home with no notice in the middle of winter wasn’t what hurt Shawna the most. Losing her deceased father’s Air Force medals – her only physical reminder of him – was painful, but she could move on. Even being unfairly kicked out because of a clerical miscommunication wasn’t the worst. “I broke down […]

Melissa’s Story

From river bank, to restoration Melissa was coming undone. She had lost custody of her two children because of her addiction. Her marriage of ten-years was disintegrating. And then one evening when she went home, she found someone had broken into her apartment. Everything she had to her name was stolen. It all came to a head on March […]

Shanice’s Story

Family. That’s the most important thing to Shanice Ward. As one of over 100 grandchildren, Christmas was chaotic and fun growing up.  “We’d have breakfast at my grandma’s house, then go across the street for lunch at my auntie’s and dinner at my other aunt’s. It was great!”  But the family’s Christmas traditions Shanice loved so much, came to an abrupt […]

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Do you or someone you know need help? Tacoma Rescue Mission is here.

We offer meals and emergency overnight shelter for men and families with children. We also provide long-term recovery, educational services to those in need in our community.

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