Emergency Shelters

Emergency Shelters & Homeless Services

Inform someone you trust at your school or the district McKinney-Vento Liaison at 253-583-5156 if you are experiencing homelessness to learn about special educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act. WA State requires school districts to identify & provide certain rights to students experiencing homelessness. More info on page 3.

Coordinated Entry 253-682-3401 – Referrals to shelters, transitional housing, housing programs, and more. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11am – 3pm.

United Way Helpline - Dial 211 or www.uwpc.org – Referrals to several resources and coordinated entry.

Note: Most shelters, agencies, and resources require client to complete a Coordinated Entry

Name/Description/Contact Info Name/Description/Contact Info

Nativity House Overnight Shelter

Men & Women, no kids. Check-in after 4:30pm. Services include day shelter, overnight shelter, mental health & chemical dependency assessments & referrals, hot meals, rapid-rehousing, access to public benefits (Medicare, SSI, & job training). New program – Nativity House Apts – permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless single adults with disabilities.

702 S 14th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 253-502-2780

https://ccsww.org/get-help/housing/permanent- housing/nativity-house-apartments/nativity-house- overnight-shelter/

Exodus Housing

Emergency shelter & transitional housing for families fleeing domestic violence.




Other Domestic Violence Shelters YWCA: 253-383-2593


Korean Women’s Association: 253-359-0470 https://www.kwacares.org/

CDVAP Puyallup Tribal Shelter: 253-680-5499 http://puyallup-

tribe.com/services/p/communitydomesticviolenceprog ram.html

Family Renewal Shelter

Shelter and support for victims of domestic violence.

6832 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408


(888) 550-3915


Pete Anderson FUSION Family Shelter Family shelter and transitional housing with case management. Referral through coordinated entry.

1505 S 328th St, Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 838-0950


Helping Hand House

Emergency shelter for families with children. Services include referral to rapid-rehousing, case management, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing program.

4321 2nd St SW, Puyallup, WA 98373

(253) 848-6096


LASA – Living Access Support Alliance

Programs include permanent supportive housing, rapid-rehousing, affordable housing, rental assistance, and referral to other services. Also manages an emergency shelter/apartments (30 days).

Referral through coordinated entry only, except for essential needs closet.

8956 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (253) 581-8689


CCS Family Day Center

Walk-in day-center managed by Catholic Community Services which can help families connect in-person with case managers, coordinated-entry, access to showers, laundry, kitchen, and computers.

Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am – 4pm. Weds 9 – 6pm.

2342 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-471-5340

New Phoebe House

For women with children who are experiencing homelessness and looking to recover from addiction. (253) 383-7710


The Rescue Mission

Men & Women, no kids. Overnight shelter, case management, coordinated entry, housing resources, employment services, life-skills & adult-basic education.

425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 383-4493



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Comprehensive Life Resources Supportive housing and case management for homeless youth 16 – 24. Must be Medicaid eligible, have a complex

medical or behavioral health need, and experiencing homelessness or having challenges with caregiver turnover, jail or hospital stays.

1305 Tacoma Ave S, Suite 305, Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 383-8775


Salvation Army Family Shelter

Families referred through CCS Family Day Center.

1501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

(253) 572-8452


Serra House Shelter

Emergency shelter for youth 13 – 17 years old.

1424 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-328-6127


Adams Street Family Shelter

Does not accept walk-ups; call shelter to get on the waitlist. For families with children.


253-383-4493, ext. 1500


Share & Care House

Housing programs for individuals and families including, permanent supportive housing, rapid-rehousing, transitional housing, housing & essential needs. Referral through coordinated entry.

3418 McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404

(253) 564-4194


Bethlehem Baptist Family Shelter

Serves families with kids under 18 and parents between 18 – 60 years old.

4818 E Portland Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404 253-475-4173

[email protected]

LIHI S 69th & Proctor

(Low Income Housing Institute)

This shelter does not accept walk-ups; contact 425-295- 5421 to get on waitlist. Open to single adults and couples, no sex offenders. Harm reduction model. http://pchomeless.org/Facilities/Details?id=118

Next Chapter Pregnant & Single Mothers Shelter

Pregnant women and single mothers.

7031 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408



Puyallup Tribe Tiny House Village

Puyallup tribal members experiencing homelessness including individuals, couples, veterans, seniors, students, and people with pets. 18 years old +.

2027 E Wright Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404


St. Vincent de Paul Motel Assistance Program

To access motel vouchers, contact the helpline 253-426- 1710 or email [email protected] Referrals through a direct service provider preferred.

4009 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98409 http://pchomeless.org/Facilities/Details?id=121

Tahoma Indian Center

A drop-in resource center designed to nurture and build up Native Peoples through service and advocacy. Services include meals Mon – Fri, food & clothing bank, laundry services, mailing services, television access, computer access, phone access, social service referrals, culturally specific services, and gathering space. Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm.

1323 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405


https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless- services/tahoma-indian-center/

Safe Parking Spaces

Serves all people living in their cars.



[email protected] https://pchomeless.org/Home/SafeParking3

Shiloh Emergency Shelter

Shelter for single adult men.

1211 S I St, Tacoma WA 98405



Pierce County Resources Walk-in Clinic

Receive assistance from homeless outreach team.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 – 3pm

1305 Tacoma Ave S, Ste 305, Tacoma, WA 98402

Mobile Clinic Locations


https://www.piercecountyresources.com/mobile- clinic

Network Tacoma

Assists homeless families with children from the point of crisis intervention, through transitional housing, with the goal of obtaining permanent housing.

5435 South M St, Tacoma, WA 98408 253-474-9334


Family Growth Center

Provides homeless teens a place to live and be safe, go to school and have a supportive family environment through mental. Emotional, physical, and spiritual counseling.

5954 N 26th St, Tacoma, WA 98407 253-302-5335


Pierce Co. Alliance Youth Transitional Housing

Transitional housing for people 18 years old that are coming out of foster care.

510 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma WA 98402 253-502-5470



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Rosie’s Place Engagement Center Overnight Shelter

For youth 12 – 24 years old. Provides food, hygiene products, shower, clotting bank, safe shelter, community referrals and advocacy.

520 Pear St SE, Olympia WA 98501 360-943-0780


Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Tiny House Village 6th & Orchard

Tiny house village for individuals, couples, and families experiencing homelessness. Services include case management & 24/7 staffing. Other reqs. may apply.

206-640-3969 or 206-496-2749

Email: [email protected] https://lihi.org/tiny-houses/

Emergency Homeless Resources - Other

Name/Description/Contact Info Name/Description/Contact Info

Lifeline Assistance programs

Free or discounted wireless phone service: Assurance Wireless – (888) 898-4888 www.assurancewireless.com

SafeLink Wireless – (800) 977-3768 - www.safelinkwireless.com

Pierce County Cellphone Lifeline Program

A government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income clients. https://www.piercecountywa.gov/3499/Cellphone-Lifeline- Program

Homeless Mail Service

Provides temporary fixed mailing address and other services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Referral through DSHS.

253-383-3056, ext. 144