Our Social Services
The life of Jesus Christ displays the epitome of a life given to service. The Bible reminds us that the poor will always be among us (Matthews 26:11). Jesus knew and William Booth believed there there would always be a need for programs and services that seek to reach out to the less fortunate. Because of the vision of the General William Booth and the sacrifices of both he and his wife Catherine, The Salvation Army has been providing services in Tacoma and Pierce County since 1888.
We offer the following programs and services:
- Rental Assistance
- Life Saving Prescriptions (exclusions include but are not limited to: Narcotics)
- Transportation Assistance
- Utility Assistance
- Emergency Housing
- Nursing Home Visits (League of Mercy)
- Youth Programs
- Emergency Services
- Disaster Relief
The Administrative Offices are located at 1501 6th Ave. in Tacoma. For more information, please call (253) 572-8452.
The Food Bank is open Monday - Friday for anyone in need of food. Clients are able to take advantage of our services once per month on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own bags/boxes!
Hours are as follows:
- Monday - Friday - 10:30am - 3:00pm; Closed 12:00-1:00pm for lunch
- Closed Wednesdays
To apply for assistance, clients are asked to arrive no later than 2:30pm. For more information, please call: (253) 572-8452 ext. 113.
The Clothing Closet
Our volunteer-run Clothing Closet is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Our sevices are available once per month on a first come, first served basis. Men's and women's work attire, and some children's school clothes are available; stock changes often.
The Bible says in Malachi 3:10, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].
We accept donations of clothes, shoes, food, or functional, reusable household items, but we no longer accept donations of furniture or used mattresses. We appreciate your help and understanding. Your donations can be brought to The Salvation Army Warehouse located at 1501 6th Avenue.
Donations are accepted between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.
If you have questions regarding whether we are receiving a particular item, please call our Warehouse Coordinator, Robert Bridges, at (253) 572-8452, ext. 108.