Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance, Rent, Utility, Etc.

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

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Provides temporary cash for families in need. Some may need to participate in WorkFirst Program to help find & keep jobs. Income and citizenship requirements apply.


Lakewood DSHS Office

5712 Main St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 offices/tanf-and-support-services

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency

For tribal members including Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish & Squaxin Island. Services include support for Seniors, Child Care Development Fund, WFD & TANF, education assistance, work experience, job preparation & retention, emergency food assistance, foster home licensing, family violence prevention, low-income home energy assistance, Medicare support, Native Women Wellness, vocational rehabilitation, weatherization program, and WIC.


4301 South Pine St, Suite 400, Tacoma WA 98409

Pierce County Energy Assistance Program

Temporary assistance in paying energy bills for eligible Pierce County residents.

253-798-4328 Assistance


Pierce County Rental Assistance Program Assistance

Springbrook Connections

Assists low-income individuals and families in the Springbrook neighborhood and surrounding areas with connecting to resources and programs including rental & utility assistance, veteran services, food, clothing, affordable internet for those eligible. Will also help you fax, copy, or email documents, and helps fill out online applications.

12606 Bridgeport Way SW, #A, Lakewood WA 253-279-5637

Friday: 12PM – 4PM, Sat & Sun 10AM – 3PM

WA State Dept. of Social & Health Services

If you need help with an emergent situation with an eviction, no food, homelessness, utility shut-off, domestic violence, medical emergency, non-receipt of benefits, daycare needed to work etc. DSHS has several programs that may help including emergency cash assistance.

5712 Main St SW, Suite 100, Lakewood WA 98499

253-476-6819 offices/emergency-programs

St. Francis House

Services include clothing and food bank, minor household goods and furniture when available, emergency rental & utility assistance, limited gas vouchers & bus tickets, ESL classes, and holiday gifting. Need proof of income.

322 27th St SE, Puyallup, WA 98372 253-770-6991, ext. 321

Pierce County Human Services

Offers a wide range of services and referrals including COVID-19 help, Aging & Disability Resources, Behavioral Health, Community Action Progs, Community Development, Crisis Recovery, Developmental Disability Services, Early Childhood Support, Energy Assistance, home repairs, homeless program referrals, Housing Assistance Progs, rental assistance, transportation services referrals, and Veteran Assistance Programs.

Child care financial assistance when available.

LASA – Living Access Support Alliance

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

Referral through coordinated entry.

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