Some services may be closed or unavailable in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
Do you need a lawyer?
- Pierce County Legal Assistance Organizations — A list of organizations that help with legal problems in Pierce County.
- 211 Washington Information Network — General legal aid in Washington State; search by location.
- Tacoma Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service — Helps connect callers with the right attorney.
Are you low-income and need legal help?
- Tacoma Pro Bono — Helps with civil legal issues in Pierce County when you cannot afford to hire an attorney. You do not have to be a Pierce County resident to get help with your case.
- Northwest Justice Project CLEAR Project — For low income clients; no criminal law or personal injury, but can give a referral.
- Washington Law Help — A nonprofit organization offering low-cost legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) legal matters.
Are you or a family member detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma?
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Tacoma Office — Serving only people detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC)
Are you or a family member a victim of domestic violence?
- Crystal Judson Family Justice Center — Assistance for victims and children of domestic violence through comprehensive victim services
Are you an immigrant or refugee and need legal assistance?
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project — Nonprofit that offers legal assistance to immigrants and refugees.
Are you an undocumented student and need to prepare for an ICE or police raid?
Are you reentering into the community from prison after incarceration?
- Washington Reentry Guide — Quick links to common questions about reentry from experts in Washington state law.
- Washington State Department of Corrections Reentry into the Community — Includes links and info about firearms, explosives, and ammunition possession; voting rights; and other resources.
- New Connections — Helps people successfully re-enter the community after incarceration.
- Community Partnership for Transition Services (CPTS) — A collection of agencies and individuals that work together to support successful transitions for people returning to our communities after incarceration.
Do you need help with your taxes?
- United Way — Information on 25 sites in Pierce County offering FREE tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families.
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) — A program that offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their own tax returns.
- Goodwill — FREE tax assistance and filing.