Human Services COVID-19 Help

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Human Services offices are closed until further notice, but we are still offering alternative service options. 
For assistance please call 253-798-4500 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. View our resources below if you have been impacted by COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Resources

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Housing

  • If you are experiencing homelessness, call 2-1-1 for on-demand support or to schedule a virtual Coordinated Entry housing appointment. Youth experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 can access housing and other services online through the REACH center.
    • New Hope Mobile Resource Response Team provides access to showers, laundry services, food, clothing, phone chargers, bus passes, first aid supplies, mental health services and more. Hours and locations vary. Call 253-686-7773 for the updated schedule.
  • Free Eviction Defense and Landlord/Tenant mediation is available through TACOMAPROBONO. Call 253-572-5137 ext. 102 or email hjp@tacomaprobono.org
  • Pierce County Minor Home Repairs program can help homeowners address health and safety issues. Residents must live outside the city limits of Tacoma, Lakewood and Bonney Lake to qualify. Call 253-798-4400 (press #2).
  • Rental and Mortgage assistance is available for eligible residents overdue on payments.
    Click on the housing and finances tab above for more housing resources.

Health and Wellness

  • Free flu shots are available at Find Your Flu Shot.
  • Support for domestic violence services and family law help can be found through TACOMAPROBONO. Call 253-572-5134 ext. 102 or email VLS@tacomaprobono.org.
  • Washington Listens is a free community service that helps people manage stress and anxiety they may be experiencing because of COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is in need of support, help is out there. Call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211 Monday-Friday from 9AM-9PM, and 9AM-6PM on weekends.
  • National Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7/365 crisis counseling & emotional support continues to be available for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak. Calls (1-800-985-5990; press "2" for Spanish) and texts (text TalkWithUs to 66746) are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently-operated crisis centers located across the U.S.
  • Find mental health counseling and substance use support using our Behavioral Health Services Locator.
  • For a non-life threatening but urgent behavioral health crisis, please contact the Pierce County Crisis Line at 1-800-576-7764 or text 741-741.
  • The Washington Warm Line is a peer support help line for people experiencing emotional and mental health challenges. Call 1-877-500-WARM or 877-500-9276.
  • Apply for resources like Basic Food, SNAP-Ed, Apple Health and more at Washington Connections.
Human Services Updates
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  17. Senior centers awarded funding
  18. DV services
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  41. the aging and disability resource center is open
  42. Veterans services have expanded.
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Funding Opportunities

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress allocated federal funds to jurisdictions across the country. Pierce County received an allocation of approximately $158 million and roughly $32 million will be spent on community response and resilience. Interested organizations may apply for these funding opportunities.