Downtown Tacoma Campus

Making lasting changes means addressing the complex issues that result in homelessness or addiction. Our Downtown Campus provides complete services to help stabilize and transition people to recovery and self-sufficiency.

The Good Neighbor Cafe is the “front door” to many of The Rescue Mission’s facilities and programs, offering healthy, well-balanced meals to hundreds of homeless men and women every day.  Short-term shelter is offered at the Downtown Campus. And because homelessness is frequently linked to other problems such as drug or alcohol addiction, rehabilitation services are housed at this location as well.

Personal support, educational resources part of holistic approach

To help move people to permanent change, case managers work one-to-one with clients, identifying needs and setting goals. Our community classroom, Challenge Learning Center, helps people with GED preparation, adult basic education and resume assistance.

Life transformation is supported by hopeful, helpful staff, resources for recovery and job training and our New Life Program, with Bible study, daily prayer and other spiritual support.

In a typical winter month, the Downtown Campus in Tacoma:

  • Serves over 16,500 meals
  • Conducts nearly 1,500 hours of education and job training classes
  • Houses 250 homeless people every night
  • Provides more than 2,000 hours of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
  • Offers one-to-one case management and support to more than 120 people

Downtown Tacoma Campus

425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402

“When I leave here I do believe that I will be ready because of the tools I have learned and get to take with me. I am not an alcoholic, or a drug addict, and I am ready to face the world as a new person.”

– Zack, New Life Program Client