Associated Ministries Coordinated Entry - Tacoma, WA

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901 South 13th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
: Phone: 253-383-3056
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Description: For general questions about Coordinated Entry, contact Associated Ministries at:

Call (253) 383-3056 Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

This program offers a point of entry for households experiencing homelessness. Households receive resources to secure housing and other needed services.

Households are screened for eligibility either by being in the shelter, outreach, or a phone call to 2-1-1.

If an appointment is scheduled we will have a housing solutions conversation with you to determine if a plan can be developed.  If a plan is developed a Diversion Specialist will work with the household for the next 30 days toward that solution. The Diversion Specialist will partner with households to identify next steps and resources and the household will follow up with resources.

 If a plan is not developed during the housing solutions conversations, households will be placed in the priority pool.  The priority pool prioritizes households based on barriers and vulnerability for the next available resource.  When a household is placed in the priority pool, they are in the priority pool for 90 days and a referral is not guaranteed.

If a household is entered onto the priority pool it is encouraged that they work on finding another housing solution.

    Does Coordinated Entry System (CES) include ALL shelters and housing in Pierce County?

    CES includes shelters and housing programs that are funded by Pierce County. We are having conversations with programs that do not receive this funding with the goal of developing partnerships that will benefit families experiencing homelessness. Types of programs included in Coordinated Entry are:
    -Emergency Shelters
    -Transitional Housing Programs
    -Diversion & Navigation Programs
    -Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
    -Rapid Re-housing

    Will CES get my family into housing faster/same day?
    It is important that we are clear so your family has realistic expectations. CES is not creating additional housing resources and this process will not get your family into shelter or housing more quickly. This new process will make it easier for your family to navigate the housing system in Pierce County; instead of calling 80+ programs individually, you will now have a single access point to current shelter and housing resources.
    Are Section 8 vouchers included?
    No. Section 8 waitlists remain the same as they have been.
    Can CES help pay my rent or utilities?
    No. We do not provide rental or utility assistance.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Associated Ministries Coordinated Entry at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Associated Ministries Coordinated Entry at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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