Our Mission

To offer God’s help, hope and healing to the most impoverished members of our community.

Our Vision

That every homeless person in Pierce County has access to a complete and permanent pathway out of poverty as they pursue God’s plan for their lives.

Our Purpose

We help all people; including clients, volunteers, donors and staff, to become their best. We provide emergency services such as shelter and food to the homeless or hurting; offer self-sufficiency programs to help lift a person from poverty and break the chains of addiction; support prevention programs and share our Christian faith.

Our Values

Calling: We believe that God loves and cares for every single person, and is not willing to write off anyone. God has made us all in His image with irreducibly divine value, dignity and purpose. We grow deeper in this truth as we answer God’s call to courageously offer our homeless neighbors HIS help, hope and healing.

Courage: God’s calling us into a twilight landscape of wreckage and dysfunction, in which the pathway forward is lit only by a belief in His ability to raise the dead. It takes courage to choose faith, hope and love in the face of brokenness.

Culture: God’s plan for healthy people is actuated through healthy, loving relationships which are the reason for, the vehicle of and the reward of change. Our relational culture is the gift we offer to our clients.

Quality: Because we recognize the divine image of God in every individual, we strive toward the highest levels of quality. In all of our programs and services, we seek to uphold the God-given dignity of our clients, and to measure our efficiency and effectiveness in bringing about positive, lasting change in individuals and our community as a whole.

The Tacoma Rescue Mission legacy Serving 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.

Our work is a community effort Partners of the Tacoma Rescue Mission

The Mission is committed to offering help and hope through healing to the most impoverished members of our community. Partners play a vital role in making this possible. Organizations, businesses and churches who are interested in becoming a partner can contact Emily Koo at EmilyK@trm.org or 253.383.4493 to learn more.


Tacoma Rescue Mission is committed to transparency and
good stewardship of the resources we are provided.

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The dedicated individuals serving the MissionTacoma Rescue Mission Team

Click below to meet the team of men and women delivering
hope to those who need it the most.

Meet the staff and board