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 107 years, they have helped countless individuals gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and find personal and professional success.
The Tacoma Community House had its beginning on January 4, 1907, when the Home Missionary Board of the Methodist Church appointed a committee to organize missionary work in Tacoma. Because the committee felt there was a great need in the community for a place for children to gather for instruction and entertainment, a house at 1316 South M Street was rented and on January 10, 1910, services to the neighborhood began. This was the first program of its kind in Tacoma.
Many people come to them seeking one type of service and end up discovering and utilizing others, making them one of Tacoma’s most unique “one stop shops.” Annually, they provide 3,800 program services to 3,500 individuals from over 103 countries through their four core programs:
Classes to help adults pass their GED® tests and learn English
Array of services to help low-income individuals locate jobs, obtain the proper training, get hired, and stay hired
Citizenship classes, DACA assistance, and an array of immigration services
Life-saving and comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, other types of crime
Tacoma Community House creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy.
They are a pathway to change leading to generations of self-sufficient people and a region welcoming of immigrants and refugees. Annually, TCH provides 3,800 program services to 3,500 adults and youth from the U.S. and over 103 other countries.
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