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School & Community Resources

School & Community Resources

If you are in need of assistance, we have provided a list of available resources that are within close proximity to Curtis High School.

Please use the dropdown menu to navigate to what you are searching for.

If you need additional assistance, please contact your school counselor.


Barnaby Fletcher: A-E (Ext. 2178)

Beth Edwards: F-Le (Ext. 2177)

Graham O’Brien: Li-R (Ext. 2179)

Lisa Marsh: S-Z (Ext 2176)


In Case of Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

If you need other immediate assistance:

Pierce County Crisis Line: 1-800-576-7764 or 253-396-5180

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-784-2433

Mental & Emotional Health

  • Dial 988 for Help

    988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

  • Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (CCSWW) is the largest local private provider of assistance to individuals and families struggling with poverty and the most vulnerable in our communities.

    Pierce County: (253) 383-3697

    Get Help with Catholic Community Services

  • Comprehensive Life Resources

    We serve children and families in Pierce County. Counseling services are tailored to individuals’ needs and their families’ needs and are focused on each individual’s strengths and aspirations. We have clinicians that specialize in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TFCBT), mindfulness, art therapy, and attachment issues. Our services include: 

    • Individual and family counseling 
    • Case management 
    • Social skills group interventions 
    • Group therapy 
    • Psychiatric services 
    • Medication management
    • Skills Training and development 


    Clinic Hours 

    Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. telehealth only

    How do I access counseling? 

    • Referrals may come from a person’s doctor.
    • We also accept walk-ins at our clinic Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • You can also call us at 253-396-5800 to ask about services that best meet your needs.
  • Greater Lakes is part of the MultiCare Behavioral Health Network, which is the largest provider of behavioral health services in Washington state. Our network includes Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare and MultiCare Behavioral Health in the south Puget Sound area and Navos in King county.  

    Contact us: 253-581-7020

    Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

  • HopeSparks Family Services

    At HopeSparks, we envision a world where all children and families are safe, secure, and stable. Our mission is to strengthen families by inspiring courage and confidence to make a lasting change. HopeSparks programs serve children and families in Pierce County who face trauma, abuse, and overwhelming life challenges.

    Phone: (253) 565-4484


  • MultiCare Mental & Behavioral Health

    MultiCare Behavioral Health provides care throughout Pierce County in an atmosphere of dignity and respect for patients facing serious mental health and substance use disorders.

    Phone: 888-445-8120


    Crisis Services

    The crisis line is available around the clock and offers immediate support to people in crisis.

    The Pierce County Crisis Line at 800-576-7764 (TTY 886-353-7180) if you live in Pierce County

  • Pearl Counseling Associates 

    Pearl Counseling Associates LLC (PCA) is an association of independent Christian practitioners who function as a multidimensional counseling team. We represent a broad range of clinical expertise and are open to all individuals, couples and families regardless of religious preference, race or culture. Counseling services include individual, couple, family, and group therapies that are covered by many insurance providers. The focus of PCA is healing of the distressed life and troubled soul through the healthy integration of Biblical principles, including relational principles, with clinical excellence. PCA is available to local churches, pastors and other organizations for seminars, consultation and specialized training.

    Phone: 253-752-1860


  • For a non-life threatening but urgent behavioral health crisis, please call
    253-396-5180  or 1-800-576-7764

    or Text HEAL to 741-741

  • Rainier Behavioral Health

    Children and teens can benefit from talking with a licensed therapist. Providers will adjust techniques to meet your child's maturity and needs.

    Phone: 253-415-6021

  • Sound Counseling Associates

    Phone: (253) 564-5603

Drug & Alcohol Resources

  • Consejo Counseling

    Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, with Headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has worked to provide innovative quality care for Latinos and low-income families. Consejo is a multi-lingual and multi-cultural Behavioral Health Agency focused on the Latino community living in Washington State.

    Phone: 206-461-4880 

  • The Center for Behavioral Health

    MDC is full of people committed to your success, and the ability to exceed health and safety expectations needed to deliver in-person service to everyone. As hopeful news stories about the economy opening up emerge, we remain committed to giving hope in times of crisis, care in times of need, and guidance in times of opportunity. We are ready to meet your needs.

    Phone: 253-593-2740

  • El Camino

    Foundation for Multicultural Solutions | El Camino is a Substance-Use Disorders outpatient treatment facility located in Tacoma, Washington.

    Phone: 253-572-3214

  • SAMHSA Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Call 1-800-931-2237

  • National Drug Helpline: 1-844-289-0879

    A drug and alcohol hotline is a telephone number that you call to get free information about substance use or misuse. In the case of Drug Helpline, this is a toll-free number available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can call the drug hotline at your convenience, any time of the day or night, including holidays and weekends. All calls are completely confidential and private, and can be made without fear of getting into trouble with the law.

Food Resources

  • F.U.N- Families Unlimited Network

    When a family doesn't have enough food, stability in other areas is impossible. Families Unlimited Network's Food Assistance program offers a safe and welcoming environment where you will be able to get fresh, healthy food – including fresh produce, meat, bread, soup, pasta, peanut butter, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, tuna and refrigerated dairy items. Once registered, you will be able to visit our food bank twice a month. The amount of food you will be able to receive will be based on the size of your family. We also have a number of other food programs designed for youth hunger. 

    Phone: 253-460-3134

    2610 Sunset Drive West, University Place, WA, 98466

  • Eloise’s Cooking Pot

    Food Bank provides quality food to the communities of East and South Tacoma, Washington. Ahndrea, our founder, was concerned about the children in these communities who were not eating on a regular basis due to their families experiencing economic hardship. Without government assistance, Ahndrea began delivering food to her tenants in this area.This is how the foundation for Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank began. The food bank is named after Ahndrea’s grandmother Eloise. Eloise was a woman of humble means, but would generously share whatever food she had by providing a hot meal to anyone who was in need.

    Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank
    3543 E. McKinley Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98404

    Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

    Want to volunteer?
    Call: (253)-426-1994

  • Emergency Food Network

    Emergency Food Network provides healthy, nutritious food to 75+ partners in Pierce County. If you are in need of food, please feel welcome to visit any of the food pantries in our network.

    EFN works to keep this list updated and accurate. Once notified of a closure, this list and map are updated. We recommend that you call the food pantry before your first visit to confirm days and times and open, items you may need to bring with you, the number of times you may use the site, and if you need to schedule an appointment.

  • Nourish Pierce County

    Nourish Mobile Food Bank- Tacoma Community College (Lot F)

    Mildred St. S. and 15th St. S.Tacoma, WA 98466. Tuesdays: 4:30pm-6:30pm


    Jackson Street (Open Last Wednesday of Month Only) St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

    7410 South 12th St, Tacoma, WA 98465. Wednesdays: 5-7pm

    Phone: 253-383-3164


    Nourish Mobile Food Bank STAR Center

    3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409. Tuesdays: 1-3pm

  • OurChurch- OurFood Pantry

    SUN 9:30-11:30A | TUES 10:00A-12:00P | THURS 1:00-3:00P

    Each week our food pantry helps support families who need a little extra help each month.
    Whether it’s food, supplies, or contact, we are here to support them.

  • St. Charles Borromeo Food Bank

    When: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (pickups), Saturdays (closed holiday weekends)
    How: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (to make an appointment), Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
    Where: Food Bank, located to the right of the St. Charles statue

    St. Charles Borromeo Parish operates and funds it own food bank. The food bank provides a three-day supply of food and is open Saturdays (except holiday weekends). Those requesting assistance are asked to call ahead and make an appointment, 253-565-7655,  so food can be properly packaged and prepared for them.

Family Help & Supports

  • The Coffee Oasis

    Mission Statement:
    Restoring community through compassionate youth programs and coffee businesses.


    The Loft Youth Shelter:1424 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

    24 Hour Referrals / Intake

    Pierce Shelter Manager
    Makaela Finley

    Tacoma Drop-In Center: The PORT: 1424 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

    MON-FRI // 9am-5pm

    Pierce Youth Engagement Manager
    Morgan Miller

  • Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)-

    Lakewood Office- 253-985-4900

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)

    END Harm Line- 1-888-713-6115

  • Apple Health for Kids-


    Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP)



  • Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

    Click the link or Call:211 

    Serra House Youth Shelter: Coffee Oasis

    1424 Tacoma Ave South
    Tacoma , WA - 98402

    Phone: 253-328-6127

    United Way Pierce County

    South Sound 211: Dial 2-1-1

    Associated Ministries

    Phone: 253-383-3056

    901 S. 13th St.
    Tacoma, WA  98405

LGBTQ+ Allied Resources

  • Oasis Youth Center

    Oasis Youth Center transforms the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place to learn, connect, and thrive. Oasis envisions a world in which queer youth are valued in the community as strong, creative leaders. Oasis is a youth-adult partnership in which young people and adults come together for shared teaching, learning and action.

    Phone: 253-671-2838


    Address: 2215 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Find them on Fabebook, Instagram and TikTok!





  • My Purple Umbrella

    A safe space for gender diverse youth and their families/support groups

  • PFLAG Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

    PFLAG ​is the nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

     An inspiring alliance of LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones continues to fuel PFLAG, fifty years later.

    PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 325,000 members and supporters are helping create an equitable and inclusive world where every LGBTQ+ person is safe, celebrated, empowered, and loved.

  • The Rainbow Center of Tacoma

    Through education, advocacy, and celebration, Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirit, and allied (LGBTQ2SA) community.

    Phone: 253-383-2318

    Address: 2215 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

  • LGBTQ National Help Center (Non-crisis)


    LGBTQ Help Line (Crisis Prevention- 24/7)

    1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-800-488-7386)