Health & Human Services

 

Health Legal Help
Food Bank Rent & Utilities Assistance
Humane Society Household Assistance
Domestic Violence Other
Fair Housing & Discrimination  

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United Way Helpline
Helpline can assist you by connecting you with the human services you need through the largest information and referral network in Pierce County.


Health

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
3629 South D Street, Tacoma WA 98418
Phone 253.798.6500 or 800.992.2456 ext. 6500

Washington's Tobacco Quit Line
English: 877.270.STOP
Spanish: 877.2NO.FUME
TTY/TDD Users: 877.777.6534

Pierce County AIDS Foundation
3520 South Pine Street, Tacoma WA 98409
Phone: 253.383.2565
Fax: 253.597.6682
TTY: 253.627.7630

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Food Bank

Families Unlimited Network (FUN)
Angi Unger
2610 Sunset Drive West, University Place WA 98466
253.460.3134

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Humane Society

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County
2608 Center Street, Tacoma WA 98409
253.383.2733

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Domestic Violence

Tacoma Domestic Violence Advocate
Phone 253.591.5164
TTY: 253.591.5153

Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
Phone: 253.798.4166
TTY: 253.798.6050

Domestic Violence Hotline (24 Hour)
800.562.6025
Provides referrals to shelters, legal services, medical services, and other resources.

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Fair Housing & Discrimination

Tacoma Human Rights Department
Phone: 253.591.5151
Fax: 253.591.5050

Washington State Human Rights Commission
Olympia Headquarters: 360.753.6770
Seattle Office: 206.464.6500
Toll Free: 800.605.7324
TTY: 206.587.5168

Fair Housing Center of Washington
1517 Fawcett Avenue #250, Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: 253.274.9523
Toll Free: 888.766.8800
Fax: 253.274.8220
Email: info@FHCWashington.org

Disability Rights Washington
315 5th Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle WA 98104
Phone: 206.324.1521
Toll Free: 800.562.2702
TTY: 800.905.0209
Provides free advocacy services for disabled and mentally ill people in Washington.

Housing and Urban Development - Fair Housing
800.669.9777
Handles discrimination complaints and Section 8 housing.

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Legal Help

Volunteer Legal Services
930 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 535, Tacoma WA
253.572.5134
A project of the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association.

Pierce County Dispute Resolution Center
917 Pacific Avenue, Suite 206, Tacoma WA 98402
Phone: 253.572.3657
Fax: 253.572.3579

Legal Voice
119 South Main Street, Suite 410, Seattle WA 98104
Legal Information Referral: 206.624.7691
Office Phone: 206.682.9552
TTY: 206.521.4317
Fax: 206.682.9556
Email: nwwlc@nwwlc.org
The NWWLC provides information and assistance to both women and men.

NW Justice - Tacoma Office
715 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma WA 98402
Phone : 253.272.7879
Toll Free: 888.201.1015
Intake Line: 888.201.1014
Fax: 253.272.8226
In partnership with Tacoma Volunteer Lawyers.

Disability Rights Washington
315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle WA 98104
Phone: 206.324.1521
Toll Free: 800.562.2702
TTY: 800.905.0209
Fax: 206.957.0729
Provides free advocacy services for disabled and mentally ill people in Washington.

Washington State Bar Association
1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206.443.9722
Toll Free: 800.945.9722
Fax: 206.727.8319
Email: questions@wsba.org
Enter 'landlord or tenant' into their site's search engine to fine people who do landlord-tenant mediation, as well as lots of other landlord-tenant information.

Washington State Attorney General
Phone: 360.753.6200
Tacoma Office: 253.593.2906
Consumer Line: 800.692.5082
Consumer Protection Division: 800.551.4636
Email: emailago@atg.wa.gov
You can get a listing of Consumer Line tapes dealing with landlord-tenant issues by pressing 1, then 048.

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Rent & Utilities Assistance

St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
Phone: 253.474.0519

Metropolitan Development Council
721 South Fawcett, Suite 201, Tacoma WA 98402
Phone: 253.383.3921

Martin Luther King Center Housing Exchange
Rental Assistance Line: 253.597.4804 (no funds available)

Tacoma Public Utilities
Main Switchboard: 253.502.8000
TTY: 253.502.8343
Fax: 253.502.8572
Email: power@CityofTacoma.org
If tenant is low income, Tacoma City Light will do weatherization; owner has to agree. There are rate discounts for disabled people and low-income seniors, as well as electric assistance program, "Project Need."

Pierce County Sewer
10311 Chambers Creek Road West, University Place WA 98467
Phone: 253.565.3440

Tacoma Water
3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma WA 98409
Phone: 253.502.8247

West Pierce Fire & Rescue
3909 40th Street West, University Place WA 98466
Phone: 253.564.1623
Fax: 253.564.1629

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Household Assistance

Families Unlimited Network (FUN)
Doug Stoekicht
2610 Sunset Drive West, University Place WA 98466
253.460.3134

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Other

Better Business Bureau
Use the zip code search of the BBB state directory to locate which Better Business Bureau to contact.

Housing and Urban Development
Phone: 800.685.8470
Handles general Section 8 complaints.

Clear Point Credit Counseling Solutions
PO Box 7157, Richmond VA, 23255
Phone: 877.877.1995

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