Community Emergency Sheltering Program

During emergencies and disasters in Pierce County, the Pierce County Citizen Corps and Emergency Management partner with local non-profits, non-governmental organizations and faith-based organizations to coordinate community emergency shelters across the County, wherever needed.
Community shelter with beds

The goal of this sheltering program is:


  • To provide community with shelters across Pierce County that will assist displaced citizens following a disaster.
  • Build a coalition of agencies, non profit and governmental, that will provide services for the clients in a shelter.
  • Create a stronger sense of community by preparing for disaster on the local level.
  • Create strong relationships that will support the needs of all volunteers and responders by working together.
There is always a need for volunteers. For more information on how to volunteer with the Community Emergency Sheltering Program, contact us.

During disasters, go to the Emergency Management blog for up-to-date information on shelter locations and operation times.