The Pierce County Resource Guide is an easy to use do-it-yourself guide for those experiencing homelessness not just in Tacoma but in all of Pierce County, and has a massive, constantly updated list of resources based on your gender/age (as well as being a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community) i.e.: food, clothing, shelter locations, employment assistance. The PCRG has many ways for houseless citizens to request help outside of their DIY format:
From Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness's website:
Coordinated Entry is the first step in ending homelessness. Coordinated Entry is available on demand in three different ways:
- Call 211 for live support or to schedule an appointment. The phone line is staffed Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm.
- Speak to a Mobile Outreach team.
- Sign up on-line for a Coordinated Entry Conversation
- Drop-in to a Coordinated Entry Access Point for a same-day appointment
Constantly updated information about shelters (including bed availability, waitlists), as well as information on camp sweeps (available via newsletter only), day centers, showers, etc., can be found on the Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness's website.