Emergency Shelters

Access Point for Housing
Access Point for Housing (AP4H) offers a central point of entry for households experiencing homelessness or who will be homeless within 72 hours.  Individuals and families receive resources to secure housing and other needed services.   
Family Housing Network
Provides a place to live for families experiencing or t risk of homelessness while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self sufficiency in order to prevent future homelessness. 
Salvation Army
Assists families and single women with securing permanent housing. Services include case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, laundry, meals, life skills training and referrals.
Rescue Mission
Emergency housing for men and shelter for women and families.  Also provides a transitional housing program.
Helping Hand House
Stabilizes families with children under 18 who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, and help them obtain permanent housing as quickly as possible.
Phoebe House
Provide housing, services and support to Pierce County mothers and children impacted by chemical dependence. We help them achieve and maintain reunification through healing, self-sufficiency & clean and sober living.
Domestic violence only; Single women and women with children
Family Renewal Shelter
Domestic violence only; Single women and women with children
Agape House
Christian ministry resource that requires pastor's referral.  Agape House offers transitional housing for single men and women as well as one or two parent families.
Guadalupe House
Provides clean and sober transitional housing for single adults experiencing homelessness on an interview and invitation basis.  Open house ever Tuesday night with liturgy.  Also offers weekday services for the homeless.
Martin Luther King Housing Development Assoc.
Provides affordable housing, emergency shelter and supportive services.  Promotes self-sufficiency, home ownership, neighborhood revitalization and economic development.
Living Access Support Alliance
(formerly known as Lakewood Area Shelter Association)
Single and two-parent families; Transitional housing; Application and interview required; Wait period not unusual
Network Tacoma
Single and two-parent families; Transitional housing; Application and interview required; Wait period not unusual
Exodus Housing
Transitional housing for homeless families with children only.  Also provides a transitional housing program, Safe Choices, for families with children who are homeless due to domestic violence.

United Way Housing Guide

United Way of Pierce County has online housing guides available.

211 of Pierce County

Dial 2-1-1

211 is a telephone helpline focusing on a broad array of social and human services in the community. It is provided by United Way of Pierce County.