In the News

Thursday, January 26, 2017
By: Jenna Hanchard / KING5

It’s moving day at Tacoma Rescue Mission, and Michelle Wells is getting her old room ready for the next guest.

“I like everything sparkly. I’m trying to make sure it’s all clean like I would clean an apartment. You know when you move out, and you wipe everything down,” said Wells.

Wells is in recovery.


When Mike Johnson left the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle to become executive director of the Tacoma Rescue Mission in December 2014, he brought a few things with him.

He brought his resolve. His compassion.

And his climbing gear.


The same attributes that attract families to Puyallup — its less complicated lifestyle, relative safety and tranquility — are the reasons that a growing number of homeless are camping on the riverbanks…


Homeless programs get winter boost, from youth center


The City of Tacoma is flowing another $235,000 toward homeless shelters and services during the coming winter under, as inclement weather is forcing shelters to go beyond their capacity when winter turns harsh….


Tacoma Rescue Mission receives helping hand from the Elks


The Tacoma Elks, with the assistance of the Elks National Grand Lodge and Walmart, donated 170 pounds of turkeys and 65 pounds of hams…