History

In 1907, Tacoma Community House found its beginning. The Home Missionary Board of the Methodist Church noticed that a great need was felt in Tacoma where community members wanted children to have a place to gather for instruction and entertainment, thus they appointed a committee to organize this missionary work. After receiving donations from various individuals, groups and organizations, Tacoma Community House settled on its first lot.

In over 100 years of service, Tacoma Community House has achieved many important benchmarks and accomplishments. From hosting Tacoma’s first baby clinic, to holding the first organized kindergarten class, to hiring the first African American teacher, TCH has achieved many “firsts” in our community.

Tacoma Community House has provided numerous programs and assistance for not just community members but to new immigrants and refugees in the Puget Sound region. Over the years, TCH has contributed to the livelihoods of nearly every ethnic group that has called the PNW home all in an effort to increase understanding between neighbors.

Take a look at back at our history and milestones we’ve reached thanks to the support of the community.