General Resources


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    United Way of Pierce County

    United Way of Pierce County  provides a free helpline called South Sound 2-1-1 for families in need of resources. Families who utilize this resource are connected with trained specialists to get matched with the right services. South Sound 2-1-1 provides access to hundreds of services and programs from Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties including: utilities, rent, affordable housing, transportation, shelter, legal assistance, basic food benefits, behavioral/physical health, holiday assistance, employment and education. For more information, please visit their website at


    1501 Pacific Ave, Suite 400

    Tacoma, WA, 98402


    Phone: 253- 272-4263




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    Pierce County Human Resources connects those in need with services to improve their quality of
    life and promote self-sufficiency. Below are a few emergency assistance programs offered to
    Pierce County residents. To learn more about what they do and services they offer, please visit

    Pierce County Veterans Assistance Program provides emergency assistance to qualified
    veterans and family members for burial, back payments for motorage/rent/utilities, and/or food.
    For more information, please visit their website at Assistance-Programs or call 253-798-7449.

    Pierce County Housing Assistance Program offers emergency rental assistance to families impacted by COVID-19. For more information, please visit their website at  If you need help filling out the rental assistance application, please reach out to Share and Care House at (253) 841-8886 extension 800 or via e-mail at COVID-RA@SHAREANDCAREHOUSE.ORG. For applications in other languages, contact Kari Moore at 253-363-0325.

    The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants. Payments are based on the eligible household’s fuel usage for the past twelve months and income. For more information, please visit their website at or call 1-253-798-HEAT.