Victim Advocacy

If you have experienced a crime, please call (253) 383-3951 to speak with our Advocacy team. If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

Tacoma Community House provides free services and support to individuals who have been harmed by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and many other crimes (see examples below). We will pair you with a caring legal advocate who understands the law and your rights so that you may return to a place of safety, stability, and independence.

Our DV/SA program ended as of 12/31/2023.   For safety planning and resources, please call National DV hotline at (800)799-7233.

For TCH general crime program, please email at

Examples of Crimes

  • Human trafficking
  • Elder abuse
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Robbery
  • Property crime
  • Hate crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Homicide
  • DUI/DWI injury
  • Non-accidental vehicular assault

Shelter Resources

  • YWCA
    405 Broadway
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 383 – 2593
  • Family Renewal Shelter
    6832 Pacific Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98408
    (253) 475 – 9010
  • We Are Family
    123 96th St. E
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    (253) 359- 0470

Housing Resources

  • Coordinated Entry
    901 S. 13rd St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    Dial 211

Filing Civil Protection Order

  • Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (Intimate Partner Only)
    718 Court E
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 798 – 4166

Our Free Services

  • Safety planning
  • Limited basic needs assistance depending on funding
  • Referrals to community resources and services
  • Legal advocacy:
    • Helping you to understand the U.S. justice system and your rights
    • Talking to / filing reports with law enforcement**
    • Accompanying you to court**
  • Interpretation, translation, immigration assistance, and more

** You can use our services regardless of your immigration status, and you do not need to report to law enforcement unless you choose to do so. Our advocates are trained to handle your case with the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

Additional Resources

For victims of crimes and need immigration assistance, please contact:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
1119 Pacific Ave #1400
Tacoma, WA 98402

By appointment only

Contact Us

We do not disclose our Crime Victim Advocacy team members for their safety and security. If you have experienced a crime, please e-mail to request an appointment or speak with the next available Advocate.

I just want to say thank you so much for all the help you have given me. I am grateful. It is Because of your help that my daughter and I have found a new life. Thank you for saving me from an abusive marriage. Thank you for all the resources that you provided for us. I am grateful. You are doing amazing work.
TCH Client
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Victim Advocacy

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Make an Appointment

Call (253) 383-3951 to speak with a member of our Advocacy Department and set up an appointment. If it is an emergency, call 911.