COVID-19 Community Resources
Below are some community resources that you may be able to access. These are not district sponsored programs, but are simply resources within our community.

If you don’t find what you need here, you can call 211 anytime to be connected to local resources for specific needs.  Learn more.  


•  Washington State Coronavirus Response

•  COVID-19 Financial Help in Washington State



Local Food Services

• Pierce County meal distribution sites:
Interactive website showing all student meal distribution sites across Pierce County: 
www.piercecountywa.gov/mealsites


 • PSD free meals for all children impacted by school closures:
Through April 24th, from 11:00am-12:00pm at all Elementary Schools.

 • ERHS “Friday Backpack” Program continues (contact ERHS career secretary if interested).

 • Graham South Hill Food Bank:
Call 253-846-3805, drop-in when open, no appointment needed.

 • Puyallup Food Bank:
Available by appointment only, call 253-848-5240 between 9:00 am-2:00 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, or Friday to schedule an appointment, located 110 23rd St SE, Puyallup, WA 98372.

 • St. Francis House:
Dinners five nights a week from 5:30-6:30 pm at the National Guard Armory 7th St SE. Puyallup, WA 98372. They also have an emergency food pantry and emergency assistance/homelessness prevention program. See www.puyallupfrancishouse.org for more information. Call 253-770-6991.

 • Mt. View Community Center:
They host Seeds of Change Community Meals from 3:00-5:00 pm at 3607 122nd AVE E Suite A, Edgewood, WA 98372.  Call 253-826-4329. See www.mtviewcommunitycenter.org for more information.

 • Tacoma Rescue Mission:
Breakfast is served daily 7:00-8:00 am, dinner is served daily from 5:00-6:00 pm, located at 425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402. Call 253-383-4493. They also have clothing and shelter resources. See their website at www.trm.org for more information.

 • Salvation Army Food Bank:
The Salvation Army in Puyallup will be serving food boxes from their office 9:30 am-2:00 pm. Starting Wednesday March 18 they will have hot meals prepared and served in clam shell to-go boxes, on a pick up basis between 12:00-1:00 pm daily. Also available to do at-home food delivery. Please pass the word and contact them at their offices or by cell phone message at 520-971-4423 (texts or voice calls).  Located 4009 9TH St. SW, Puyallup WA 98373; call 253-841-1491 ext. 205


• Free Subscriptions to Education Resources
Please note that the Puyallup School District does not endorse the resources on this site.  While they are free, many of the companies will utilize personal data for profit.  Parents are certainly free to sign up for these sites at their own risk.

Internet Service

 • Internet Essentials from Comcast:
Families who are qualified for Free/Reduced Lunch may be eligible for the Comcast Internet Essentials Program. Cost is $9.95 a month and families may be eligible for a low-cost computer.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/ or call 1-855-846-8376 for more details.

Housing
 • Helping Hand House: 
Provides emergency shelter and housing solutions, contact 253-848-6096 for more details. Located at 2nd St SW Puyallup, WA 98373.

 • Open Hearth Ministries:
Call 253-307-2274 between 9:00 am-7:00 pm to speak with a volunteer screener who determines if the family meets their criteria for arrangements at a local motel.

 • Access Point 4 Housing: 
This is the centralized intake office for Pierce Country homeless. Contact 253-682-3401.

 • Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County:
Call 253-627-5626; visit https://www.habitat.org/

 • Salvation Army Puyallup:
Call 253-841-1491, visit https://puyallup.salvationarmy.org/

 • United Way Helpline:
Call 253-272-4263.

Mental Health
 • Bridges – Center for Grieving Children:
Offering services to help families navigate illness and grief. Call: 253-403-1966 for more information. Address: Childrens Therapy Unit 402 15th Ave. SE Puyallup, WA 98372.  Website: https://www.marybridge.org/services/bridges-center-for-grieving-children/

 • Catholic Community Services:
Can provide Family Behavioral Health Services, Long Term Care Services, Housing Services, and much more. Call 253-383-3697 for more information. Website: https://ccsww.org/get-help/pierce-county/

 • Comprehensive Life Resources:
Providing behavioral health services to Pierce County including mental health treatment, substance use services, free counseling, homeless outreach services. Call 253-396-5800.  Address: 1305 Tacoma Avenue S. Tacoma, WA 98402.  Website: https://www.comprehensiveliferesources.org/

 • Multi Care Behavioral Health:
The only provider in the area that offers a walk-in assessment clinic for adults and children receiving Medicaid benefits. The specialists at the walk-in clinic offer in-person mental health assessments on a first come, first-served basis. The walk-in clinic is open Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm  Address: 325 E Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98372  Website: https://www.multicare.org/behavioral-health/

 • Greater Lakes Mental Health:
Provides services for adults and children. Same day appointments for Medicaid clients. Call 253-581-7020, or visit   
https://www.glmhc.org/

 • Pierce County Crisis Line (24 Hours):
Call 800-576-7764.

 • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 
Call 1-800-273-TALK.