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Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy

Providing Emotional and Spiritual Support to People in Crisis and Those Who Assist Them


The Chaplains of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy assist victims of crime and their family members by providing help and support for the healing of the mind, emotions, and spirit.  Each year, Chaplains of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy respond to more than 1,000 crisis incidents including homicides, suicides, threatened suicides, fatality accidents, domestic violence situations, and the providing of compassionate, in-person death notifications.  In addition to our crisis services for victims, we provide invaluable support for emergency responders and their families with counseling, debriefings, and most importantly, friendship.


Ours is a free service and we are available 24-hours a day, 365 days-a-year.  We work in cooperation with emergency services personnel and provide our services to anyone who needs them.  Recognized as one of the largest emergency services chaplaincy ministries in the United States, we have over 40 volunteer and staff Chaplains and two full-time administrative staff.  Our success has spread throughout Pierce County as we now provide chaplaincy services to over 30 police, fire and emergency service agencies.


Chaplaincy in Tacoma began in 1971 and because of the positive reception received from the police and citizens became a non-profit ministry in the early 1980s to support full-time chaplains.  Through the compassionate work of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy, we have become a standard in care for the citizens and emergency responders in our County.


The Police and Fire Agencies served by the TPCC include:

Police Departments

  • Bonney Lake
  • Buckley
  • DuPont
  • Fife
  • Fircrest
  • Gig Harbor
  • Lakewood
  • Milton
  • Pierce County Sheriff
  • Puyallup
  • Seilacoom
  • Sumner
  • Tacoma
  • University Place

Fire Departments

  • Central Pierce
  • DuPont
  • East Pierce
  • Gig Harbor District 5
  • Graham
  • Key Peninsula
  • Orting Valley
  • Pierce 23
  • South Pierce
  • Tacoma
  • West Pierce

Other Agencies

  • Steilacoom Department of Safety
  • Sumner School District

 Tacoma-PC Chaplaincy


For more information contact us at:


Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy

P.O. Box 731055
Puyallup, WA 98373