Pierce County Resource Guide to Services and Supports for Individuals
Who Experience Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
(section links below).
Please call our office at 253.564.0707 to make arrangements to pick up your copy!
This Pierce County Resource Guide is dedicated to the hard work and commitment of those who have endeavored
timelessly over the years to “keep the promise.”
We want to acknowledge the generous support of Pierce County Human Services, Developmental Disabilities
Program, in providing the funds to update and print this important comprehensive guide to services and supports
for individuals who experience intellectual/ developmental disabilities. This important tool will assist you in
navigating the public and private programs and services available throughout Pierce County and beyond.
The Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2) welcomes the opportunity to assist individuals
and families in finding the services and programs that best meet your needs. We are here to answer your calls
if you need further assistance. Whether you are an individual who experiences an intellectual/developmental
disability, have a family member who experiences an intellectual/developmental disability, work within the disability
field, or are in the general community, we welcome your questions and concerns.
We acknowledge that, when compiling this complex list of resources, there are changes that can occur during the
production process. Please know that every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of agency
Our Asian Counseling program delivers a broad range of care and support in our clients’ homes, their communities and in our Asian Counseling offices. From help obtaining U.S. citizenship to dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we offer compassionate, culturally appropriate care. Highlights of our program include: experienced counselors, culturally appropriate care, specialized behavioral care, and seamless care. MultiCare Behavioral Health is the only community mental health service provider in Pierce County that offers Asian Counseling services to clients in three Asian languages: Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Korean.
We believe the elderly should be able to live in security and dignity. Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services provide a variety of services to seniors and to people with disabilities that dignifies each individual while providing the needed tools to help extend independent living and promote physical and mental well being. As our senior population continues to grow, we are constantly looking for new ways to provide solutions to a variety of care challenges and opportunities. Historically, CCS has provided home care services that enable seniors and people with disabilities to remain in their own homes. In addition, we provide this to people with low or no income, as well as to people who are able to pay for the service. An outgrowth of our home care programs has been the recognition that low income seniors who are not homebound need nutritional meals and socialization. To this end, numerous senior meal sites as well as Meals on Wheels have been established in Pierce County. Other services to seniors and people with disabilities include referrals through Volunteer Services, a vast network of help that matches volunteers to the needs of seniors and others; low income housing, and volunteer transportation.
Our mission is to cultivate the advancement of the Latino and Indigenous communities by providing social services and educational programming while honoring heritage and culture through the arts. Our services include bilingual family services, advocacy and referral for individuals and families in crisis, guide and support for families through the court, healthcare, and social service system, and educational forums that effect the community.
CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.
The Cross-Cultural Collaborative of Pierce County (CCC) was formed to innovate and implement effective, collaborative approaches to reducing health disparities across racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic lines. Since our inception, we have sought to institutionalize a culture of collaboration.
Foundation for Multicultural Solutions (also known as El Camino Program or Foundation El Camino) is a substance use disorders intensive outpatient treatment facility located in Tacoma, Washington. The programs offered are designed for adolescents, adults, women and men. The services offered are: intensive outpatient, outpatient, assessments/evaluation, DUI assessments, alcohol information school (ADIS), DUI victims impact panel in spanish, recovery support groups, and family inclusive. Our services for adults are provided in Spanish. Our staff is fully bilingual in Spanish/English.
Korean Women’s Association (KWA) provides services in 11 western Washington counties and employs 1,400+ employees to serve the diverse needs of more than 10,000 people each year. Our programs and services include senior wellness, benefit enrollment, citizenship support, elder abuse advocacy, domestic violence advocacy and shelter, community and behavioral health navigation, in-home care, senior activity centers, community centers, and affordable housing. We provide multi-cultural, multi-lingual human services, regardless of race or ethnic background, to diverse communities through education, socialization, advocacy, and support. We are the leader in serving multi-cultural, multi-lingual communities to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Multicultural Self-Sufficiency Movement (formerly known as My Service Mind of Northwest) is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Puget Sound area. The mission of MSM is to provide critical integration and empowerment services that will lead to a path of self sufficiency for culturally, linguistically, and economic disenfranchised member of our society, including low-income individuals, limited English proficient persons, immigrants, refugees, and persons with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our mission is carried out through the following programs: education, employment, economic development, and social services. Please visit our website for more information.
Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center (MCFHC) is a non-profit human services agency. Our mission is to provide culturally relevant support services to children and families through daycare, ECEAP, and DSHS contracted services. A positive relationship between teacher and student is an important factor in the social, emotional and academic development of a child. Our Center strives to ensure this balance. Some of our services include: ECEAP program, childcare program, supervised visitations, homeless childcare, and parent to parent.
The Puyallup Tribal Health Authority’s active patient population is approximately 10,000 American Indians/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals, representing 200 tribes. PTHA direct services are provided without charge to all eligible AI/ANs residing in Pierce County. The Takopid Health Center is a "one stop" facility serving the community. It offers a wide spectrum of high-quality care in a friendly, familiar setting. The Center is staffed by motivated, concerned and experienced professionals, technicians and support staff. Services provided include: addiction treatment, community health, dental, medical, mental health, pediatrics, pharmacy, x-ray and lab.
Tacoma Community House is a nationally-respected, community-based service center for immigrants, refugees, and long-time South Sound residents seeking enrichment and pathways to self-sufficiency. For 108 years, we have helped countless individuals gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and find personal and professional success. Many people come to us seeking one type of service and end up utilizing others, making us one of Tacoma’s most unique “one stop shops.” Annually, we provide 3,800 program services to 3,500 individuals from over 100 countries through our four core programs: Education, Employment, Immigration, and Advocacy (for crime victims).
Our mission is to assist African Americans and other underserved urban residents in the achievement of social equality and economic independence. The Tacoma Urban League has worked in a variety of ways to strengthen and support the local African American community. The Tacoma Urban League is devoted to empowering African Americans and other disenfranchised groups to enter the economic and social mainstream. From its earliest days in the civil rights movement, through years of partnership with government and public agencies, the Tacoma Urban League has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in the South Puget Sound African American community.
Wilson Clinical Services provides specialized services to the deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and late deafened population throughout the state of Washington and the United States. These services are available to community centers, private individuals, group homes, prisons, courts, schools, and other places that are in need of specialized care.