ADRC Partner Links

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THE ALS ASSOCIATION - Evergreen Chapter
MISSION: To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
AGE: Anyone with ALS (includes family members)
DISABILITY/IES: ALS
AREA COVERED: Statewide
SERVICES OFFERED: Monthly support group meetings, Patient education opportunities, Healthcare professionals education opportunities, Information and referrals, Free equipment loan program, Local advocacy, Home visits.
CALL: (866) 786-7257
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THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
MISSION:
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases
AGE: All
DISABILITY/IES: Many, Arthritis is the largest cause of disability in America
AREA COVERED: Statewide & national
SERVICES OFFERED: We improve lives through public education forums, research, advocacy, kids and teens camps, exercise classes, free information. We are leaders in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
CALL: (800) 746-1821 or (206) 547-2707
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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION- Western and Central Washington State Chapter
MISSION: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
AGE: All
DISABILITY/IES: Alzheimer's or related dementias
AREA COVERED: Pierce County and the other 22 counties of Western and Central Washington State
SERVICES OFFERED: 24/7 Helpline at (800) 848-7097; Support Groups; Connections Care Consultation; Education and Training; Early Stage Memory Loss Programs; Annual Education Conference; Resources, information and lending library.
CALL: (800) 272-3900 or (206) 363-5500
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CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES- VOLUNTEER CHORE SERVICES PROGRAM
MISSION:
Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.
AGE: Adults w/ disabilities and seniors
DISABILITY/IES: With many disabilities
AREA COVERED: All of Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: Services for low income seniors and people with disabilities. We help with transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, housework, laundry, minor home repairs and yard care.
CALL: (253) 502-2690
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DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION(DVR)
MISSION: to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life by obtaining and maintaining employment
AGE: youth and adults
DISABILITY/IES: to be eligible you must have a physical or mental disability
AREA COVERED: Statewide; Offices in Puyallup and Tacoma
SERVICES OFFERED: variety of services offered to prepare for, get, and keep jobs may include Assessment, Counseling and Guidance, Assistive Technology, Training, Independent Living services and Job Placement depending on individual needs and circumstances.
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HEARING, SPEECH & DEAFNESS CENTER(HSDC) - South Sound
MISSION:
HSDC strengthens community by promoting effective communication
AGE: All ages.
DISABILITY/IES: Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and Deaf-Blind
AREA COVERED: Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason and South Kitsap (Bremerton and south of Bremerton) Counties
SERVICES OFFERED: Individual Advocacy for employment, education, health care, housing, legal issues, financial management, navigating social services, effective communication strategies, and other independent living skills; help understanding and obtaining appropriate accommodations for communication needs; Outreach and Education; Information and Referral Line (voice, TTY, or Videophone).
CALL: (253) 475-0782
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KOREAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (KWA)
MISSION:
Provides quality multicultural and multilingual social and human services to under-served populations and advocate respect for all.
AGE: Low-income adults, seniors and families
DISABILITY/IES: With disabilities
AREA COVERED: State of Washington
SERVICES OFFERED: Chore services, MPC, COPES, Respite, New Freedom, Asian Pacific/Indochinese Senior Meal Sites, Social Services, Naturalization Services, DV/WAF, Community Health Care. Asian Pacific Senior Daycare.
CALL: (253) 535-4202
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NEED-A-BREAK SERVICES
MISSION:
Devoted to helping people succeed through providing free gifts and services to those who are in need in our community
AGE: Adults and their families
DISABILITY/IES: Various
AREA COVERED: Pierce County and surrounding area
SERVICES OFFERED: Home repair, minor auto repair and household needs.
CALL: (253) 284-4282
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NW FURNITURE BANK
MISSION:
Retore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.
AGE: Adults and their families
DISABILITY/IES: Many with disabilities
AREA COVERED: Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: NWFB collects and distributes donated furniture and household goods. Furniture is made available to clients, referred through a partnering agency, for a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
CALL: (253) 302-3868
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PAINT TACOMA-PIERCE BEAUTIFUL
MISSION:
Organizes volunteers to paint homes of low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities
AGE: either 60+ OR any age if receiving disability income
DISABILITY/IES: Any and all, as long as they get disability income
AREA COVERED: Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful organizes volunteers to paint homes of low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities, either 60+ OR any age if receiving disability income. Exterior house painting.
CALL: (253) 383-3056, ext. 105
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PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment)
MISSION: PAVE assists families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and others whose lives are linked to address the various needs of the individual from birth through adulthood.
AGE: Anyone, any age
DISABILITY/IES: All disabilities
AREA COVERED: Pierce County, Washington State and Worldwide for Military families.
SERVICES OFFERED: Through a variety of programs and services PAVE provides support, assistance, training, information, and referrals.
CALL: (253) 565-2266
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PC2 - Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities
MISSION: Empowering individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with respect for all perspectives.
AGE: all ages, children through adults
DISABILITY/IES: Developmental disabilities
AREA COVERED: Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: Services include Information and Referral, website, newsletter and comprehensive resource guide, educational and informational meetings, legislative grassroots advocacy, homeownership down-payment assistance program.
CALL: (253) 564-0707
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REBUILDING TOGETHER SOUTH SOUND
MISSION:
To bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.
AGE: Elderly, With Disability or Family with Children
DISABILITY/IES: Various
AREA COVERED: Pierce County, the cities within, City of Federal Way and City of Auburn
SERVICES OFFERED: Home repairs and modifications for low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled or families with children.
CALL: (253) 238-0977
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STATEWIDE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ADVISORS - SHIBA
MISSION: Provide free, unbiased information about health care coverage and access to help improve the lives of residents. We cultivate community commitment through partnership, service and volunteering.
AGE: All Ages
DISABILITY/IES:
AREA COVERED: Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: Volunteers are trained to help people with their health insurance questions including coverage, access and billing. Includes Medicare, Medicaid and private pay insurance.
CALL: (253) 593-3499 or (800) 562-6900
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SOUTH SOUND OUTREACH SERVICES
MISSION:
We are here to help individuals and families throughout the county to achieve sustainable, independent living.
AGE: All Ages
DISABILITY/IES:
AREA COVERED:
Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: SNAP EBT "grocery" cards, Apple Basic Health, Medicare Savings Programs; Foreclosure Prevention, Financial counseling & Credit Repair; Social Security claim advocacy, SHIBA, Free tax preparation, and help with problem resolutions.
CALL: (253) 593-2111
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SOUTH SOUND 2-1-1
MISSION:
To make measurable improvements in the lives of people in our community by providing individuals and families with access to quality information about human service resources
AGE: Open to all residents of Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis counties
DISABILITY/IES: Assist individuals with disabilities
AREA COVERED: Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis counties
SERVICES OFFERED: Offer comprehensive information and referral services to individuals and families seeking community resources that can best meet their needs.
CALL: 211
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TACID (Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities)
MISSION:
TACID promotes the independence of individuals with disabilities through peer support, advocacy and self-sufficiency programs.
AGE: adults and their families
DISABILITY/IES: with many disabilities
AREA COVERED: in Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: Services include wellness and peer support programs, independent living and housing programs, personal advancement and vocational programs and advocacy programs.
CALL: 565-9000
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TACOMA COMMUNITY HOUSE
MISSION:
Strengthened by our history of service to immigrant communities, Tacoma Community House empowers people to improve the quality of their lives and become fully contributing members of society.
AGE: We serve adults and youth ages 16-21
DISABILITY/IES: We do not have specific services for the disabled community, but we are a handicap accessible facility.
AREA COVERED: Tacoma Pierce County
SERVICES OFFERED: Services include adult education, employment services, interpretation/translation, immigration services, youth services, bilingual assistance, and social services.
CALL: (253) 383-3951