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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mortgage assistance available

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  1. Children + Families
  2. Housing + Finances
  3. Health Guidance 
  4. Cloth Masks

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Families

Transportation

  • The Essential Express provides free transportation to essential destinations (doctor, grocery store, bank, etc.) for residents who are unable to access normal transportation. Call 2-1-1 or request a trip online.

Food

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.
  • 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.
Human Services Updates
  1. bringing parents home
  2. Birth to 25 Advisory Board
  3. alzheimer&#39s and driving
  4. SS retirement ADRC
  5. Affordable Housing Operations
  6. MAC and TSOA training
  7. essential express
  8. Affordable Housing Operations
  9. falls prevention awareness day
  10. homeless covid update
  11. Mortgage Assistance - Square
  12. OMGosh now what - dealing with alzheimer&#39s diagnosis
  13. 2020 alzheimers conference
  14. Senior centers awarded funding
  15. DV services
  16. behavioral health funding for $1.5M awarded from CARES Act funding
  17. social security disability workshop
  18. medicare and covid19 workshop
  19. homeowner support
  20. senior center funding available
  21. DV news flash
  22. childcare newsflash
  23. homeless news flash
  24. homeowner support
  25. Veterans services
  26. homeless news flash
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  28. rental assistance graphic
  29. senior farmers market voucher program is open apply now
  30. homeless news flash
  31. ADR News Flash Update about senior nutrition
  32. homeless covid update
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  34. minor home repair services are still available
  35. Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs has alternative programming available
  36. homeless covid update
  37. Ways to Help and Get Help
  38. the aging and disability resource center is open
  39. Veterans services have expanded.
  40. COVID-19 homelessness response
  41. HS building closure 2
  42. Aging into the Future: Pierce County 2020-2030

    Conference uses PechaKucha to envision next decade Read on...
  43. Social Security retirement

    What you need to know for 2019 Read on...
  44. Hope and healing come to the Orting Valley

    Recovery Café opens to help people struggling with addiction Read on...
  45. Join the conversation at SAGE Table Tacoma

    Creating meaningful connections in the community Read on...
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  47. No scam
  48. Lonnie and Rannah
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    Free special needs transportation expands in rural Pierce County

    The Beyond the Borders Connector will offer new routes to riders with special needs Read on...
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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.