rescue mission of tacoma

Our Mission: To offer God’s help, hope, and healing to the most impoverished members of our community.

Our Purpose: We help all people; including clients, volunteers, donors and staff, to become their best. We provide emergency services such as shelter and food to the homeless or hurting; offer self-sufficiency programs to help lift a person from poverty and break the chains of addictions; support prevention programs and share our Christian faith.

Our Values: People — We affirm that all people are made in the divine image of God and, therefore, should be treated with great dignity, deep compassion and absolute integrity. Our conduct toward people should confirm our Christian value of the divine worth of the individual.

Programs — Our programs reflect our values and are the end result of our efforts; they should be the best available to our clients. As our programs are viewed, so are we viewed. Our programs should give testimony to a high Christian standard of excellence.

Results: We believe that anything of value can be measured. We will measure the efficiency and effectiveness of our programs and services as to how they facilitate positive changes in the lives of those we serve.

Our History: The Tacoma Rescue Mission is proud to have served Tacoma and Pierce County since 1912. For over 100 years we have continued to serve in the name of Christ, while emphasizing the dignity of each person who enters our doors. We value the needs of our immediate community, and continually adapt to the changing needs of those who come to us for help.