MDC’s Recovery Services can help you overcome addiction

Straight Talk - May is mental health month

We recognize May as Mental Health Month with a discussion with MDC’s Behavioral Health staff, including Hayley Smith (Outpatient Services and Withdrawal Management Program Manager), Jennifer Balangue (Mental Health Professional), and Ron Wilkins (Chemical Dependency Professional).


Watch previous Straight Talk episodes on MDC’s YouTube channel.

Register for upcoming Straight Talk discussions:

May 17 – 

Rental assistance

MDC has rental assistance available right now for those living within the Tacoma city limits who could use help catching up with their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Energy Assistance page to see if you qualify!

Help with Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

If you or someone you know is having trouble with Social Security and Supplemental Security Income and you have not been able to get help online through or over the phone at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), please contact the Regional Public Affairs Office at (303) 844-1888 or email

Our Promise

To give hope in times of crisis, care in times of need, and guidance in times of opportunity.


MDC offers behavioral health services for economically disadvantaged and homeless members of our community. Our substance abuse treatment and dual disorder counseling services are available on a sliding payment scale for everyone.


MDC owns and manages 300 units of housing for homeless and low-income families and individuals, with three housing service models offered throughout Pierce County.


MDC Education programs help students from low-income, first-generation families graduate high school and prepare for college.


MDC offers access to Adult Education and Employment resources, to help individuals build assets and find a path to independence.