Welcome to Spring Quarter.

Covid-19: TCC’s Safe Start practices. Connect with us via Zoom now. Information for Current Students.

tcc students social distancing six feet apart

Community Resources

Find community resources to help families through the coronavirus outbreak.  

Community Resources 

From the federal government to your local food bank, there are many resources to help families get through this challenging time.

Covid Testing on Campus 

The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department will set up a mobile testing unit in TCC's Lot A (near 19th Street), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Testing is free. Please fill out the attached forms and bring them with you. 

Is there a centralized location where I can find local resources? 

Graduate Tacoma and The Tacoma Urban League have partnered to build a directory of local resources, from drive-up school meal sites to basic needs relief to remote learning tools. Visit the Tacoma COVID-19 Resources site to search for Tacoma-area resources.  

Where can I get the financial help I need for my family or my small business? 

Where can I get help with housing? 


    • The City of Tacoma and Pierce County have expanded rental assistance. Apply starting March 8.  
    • Know your rights as a tennant -- read a summary of Governor Inslee's COVID-19 Washington Housing Law Updates as of June 2, 2020, posted by the Tacomaprobono Housing Justice Project. The state eviction moratorium has been extended through March 31, 2021.  
    • You may qualify for free eviction defense and mediation services from Tacomaprobono. They are not currently accepting walk-ins; schedule an appointment at hjp@tacomaprobono.org or call 253-572-5134 x 102. 

Where can I get help with food?

Is TCC still offering a student ORCA pass? 

  • Yes! TCC is offering a free Pierce Transit ORCA passes for students, good all winter quarter. For winter quarter 2021, a digital pass is being offered for the first time.  Apply for a free pass here.

 Where can I find information about schools and childcare? 

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department COVID-19 Information for Schools and Childcare

With multiple locations around Pierce County, the Pierce County Diaper bank offers a three-day supply of diapers families can pick up once a month. Find Diaper Bank locations

How can I keep my kids learning while the schools are closed? 

Visit the Tacoma Public Schools online resources page

Share tips with local parents on the 253 Parents Get Resourceful Facebook page

Find online resources through the Tacoma Public Library system

Get free sample schedules and online learning resources through Khan Academy

What if my home isn't a safe place for me or my kids? 

Contact the Pierce County YWCA if you need emergency shelter, advocacy and support. 

How can I help my community? 

There is a great need for blood donations right now, but donations must be pre-scheduled. Schedule a blood donation

The Nourish Pierce County food truck that visits TCC on Tuesday nights relies on volunteers. Contact bmclean@tacomacc.edu to volunteer. 

The TCC Emergency Fund provides TCC students with short-term assistance when they encounter issues that might cause them to drop out of school. You can donate through the TCC Foundation.  

How can I find mental health resources?  

IDMH COVID19 Community Stress Management Tip Sheet

WA State Coronavirus Response

Coping with Covid-19 Related Grief

How to Respond to COVID-19 Racism

Helpful tips if you already struggled with mental health issues before the pandemic:

How to cope with uncertainty –  American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

How to manage anxiety and isolation during quarantine

Useful strategies to manage anxiety and loneliness when practicing social distancing

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resource Guide

Tips for Parents

The Pacific Anxiety Group (PAG) is pleased to provide a free, online support group for anyone looking to connect and support one another as we navigate life in this new era of COVID-19.