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New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2018 TACOMA RESCUE MISSION ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Tacoma Rescue Mission proudly announces the appointment of Duke Paulson as its new Executive Director.  Duke will commence his role on April 12, 2018 as executive director of the 106-year-old organization. Duke comes to the Tacoma Rescue Mission with a wealth of knowledge […]

Miracle Baby Survives!

Her mom, Becky, was told she’d never have children. When she got pregnant, she and her husband Dave were overjoyed. But because they were living with Becky’s abusive mother, it also put their future plans into fast-forward. “My mom was very violent,” Becky says. “It was very horrible. She went for my stomach when I […]

Ashes to Atonement

Daily Lenten Devotionals Day 1: Ash Wednesday Across the country people are attending Ash Wednesday services, receiving the ashes and hearing one of two dictums spoken over them: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” or “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” While this is a time to contemplate our own […]

An Impossible Mission – Erica’s Story

An Impossible Mission: Erica’s Story Erica grew up in Tacoma. She knows all the corners and side streets. She has seen both the hope and the hurt that live side by side in this city. And has experienced both. Drugs and a constant flow of strange men was the norm at home. But still, there […]

Key Accomplishments of 2017!

Family Shelter Expansion Almost as soon as the Adams Family Campus opened, it was packed every night, all winter long. Knowing that no child should have to live out of a tent or car, we committed to expanding our capacity. By moving other programs off-site, and purchasing more beds and bedding, we were able to […]

Matthew’s Story part 2

Matthew finally beat the odds . . . And it wasn’t easy! Last month we shared part one of Matthew’s story – how molestation, abuse, violence and alcohol at five years old destroyed his childhood. How there were already drugs in his system when he was born. How he was addicted, alone and living on the […]

Matthew’s Story part 1

Matthew never had a chance. The surprise isn’t that Matthew is homeless; The surprise is that he survived, at all! It began when Matthew was an infant – he was born as a baby with an addiction, cocaine already in his system. By the time he was four he was homeless; his family was living […]

Luis’ Story

Luis understands. Afghanistan, Iraq, Nepal, and a whole lot of places he can’t share. For more than twenty years as a combat medic and in Intelligence Collector with Special Operations, Luis has seen and done it all. And it wasn’t pretty, especially the time he witnessed a nineteen-year-old soldier lose his life the same day his […]

Kenneth’s Story

Hurricane Katrina triggers ten years of homelessness . . . But a Thanksgiving Meal brings healing and a new start! Kenneth didn’t become homeless by choice. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans over ten years ago, Kenneth’s life was devastated. Not only was his home destroyed, he lost his mother, a sister and his only brother – three of the 1,833 […]

Alma’s Story

A Family Changed Forever When Alma drove up to the Adams St. Family Campus she recalls thinking they must be lost, “It was such a beautiful place!” All they had was two black garbage bags with clothes. At the Mission, Alma and her husband, Adrian, had a place to stay and the chance to face their […]