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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 Life

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

304,556 Meals served

2,524 Men, women and children helped
(a 7% increase from last year)
89 Men and women graduated from our New Life Recovery program
581People placed in stable housing
(a 62% increase from last year)
498 People received jobs
(an 87% increase from last year)

Miracles occur every dayCHRIST-CENTERED CARE CHANGES LIVES

“My life was saved. There’s a lot of organizations that do a lot of good stuff but the Mission is where it’s at. People are taking their private money and investing in people like me.”

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.

Holly’S Story

Out of Hope, Out of Options, Out of Time

Instability plagued Holly’s entire life before she came to the Mission. Instability brought on by trauma. Heartbreaking trauma. When she was just 3 years old, Holly’s family was kidnapped. By God’s grace, a state patrol officer found and saved them. After escaping with her life, Holly still faced physical abuse throughout her childhood. The pain of her life was overwhelming. Eventually, she turned to drugs to cope. Years later, Holly met her husband and they had a son. One night, some men broke in to their house. They wanted to kill Holly and the baby while her husband watched. But, he . . .

TERANEJAH’S Story

When the Unexpected Happens . . .

Living in the North End of Tacoma and working an office job in Gig Harbor, homelessness was the farthest thing from Teranejah’s mind. She was always able to provide for herself and her 3-year-old daughter. But as a single mom, she always found herself out of money by the end of the month. So, Teranejah decided to go back to school in order to move ahead in her career and in life. But when she told her boss her plans, her job let her go. On top of it all, her landlords decided to renovate their home and her lease wasn’t extended. Now, with no housing and no job, Teranejah and her little girl were faced with the unimaginable – homelessness . . .

TEIHAUNA’S STORY

mator lady looking homeless indigenous, smoked with sad face and blue eyes

Exceptional Kid. Heartbreaking Situation.

By age 12, Teihauna was already well aware of what trauma and hardship looks like. She was experiencing homelessness with her family. Battling a rare, debilitating muscular disease. And recovering from almost losing her dad to a violent assault. Like many families in the South Sound, her parents were having a hard time making ends meet. Their lives were turned upside down when Teihauna’s father was stabbed in the heart while working as a hotel security guard. By God’s grace, he survived. But the hardships weren’t over. When Teihauna’s father was discharged from the hospital . . .

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

Make a difference with Tacoma Rescue MissionVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE

“I have been volunteering in the kitchen for over a year. I love it. I enjoy knowing that my being there makes a huge difference in people’s lives. To bring a smile and conversation and knowing that it might be the only smile and conversation they may have had in a while makes me blessed and happy. They appreciate and are thankful for my service to them.” – Roberta
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Need Help? Tacoma Rescue Mission Is Here

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

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We couldn’t do this without your partnership! Thank you!YOUR GIFT CHANGES YOUR COMMUNITY

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