Funded Agencies

Basic Needs & Supportive Services

8% of Pierce County households are living in poverty according to Federal Poverty Level guidelines. But another 23% of our community is struggling to make ends meet. We call these families ALICE because they are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed. UWPC focuses on investing in results-oriented projects and programs that ensure a strong safety net of basic needs resources to stabilize households, along with supportive services designed to break down barriers to self-sufficiency to help lift families out of poverty. Our motivated cohort of organizations takes what they learn about their participants using the Self-Sufficiency Matrix and works together to address participant needs more holistically.

Associated Ministries

Family Permenent Housing (Rapid Rehousing)

Cares of Washington

Education & Training

Centro Latino SER

Family Support, Stabilization and Advocay

Emergency Food Network

Food Distribution

Helping Hand House

Homeless Prevention Pathways

Korean Women's Association

Economic Stabilization Program

LASA (Living Access Support Alliance)

Homeless Prevention Pathways

Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children

Uncompenated Care Fund "the fund"

Making A Difference Foundation

Eloise's Cooking Pot Home Delivery Program

Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center

Tacoma Recovery Cafe'

New Phoebe House Association

Holistic Recoveery for Mothers Behavioral Health

Nourish Pierce County

Bulk Purchases of Nutritious Food

Peace Community Center

Hilltop Scholars: High School Graduation & College Completion

Pioneer Human Services

Tacoma Supportive-Enriched Housing

Shared Housing Services

Youth Host Home Program

St Leo Parish

Job Training Partnership

Tacoma Community College

I-BEST ECE ELL Program (certificare for early childhood education for English language learners)

Tacoma Community House

Employment & Training for Limited English speakers

Tacoma Urban League 

Black Empowerment Center

The REACH Center

Changing System, Empowering Youth

The Salvation Army, Tacoma Corps

Jarvie Lodge


Domestic Violence Shelter