Untreated medical conditions can lead to unemployment, homelessness, and despair. Once medical needs are met individuals can begin to fulfill their personal goals of housing, employment, and education as they work toward self-sufficiency. MDC offers a wide range of services that address specific needs of homeless and low-income families and individuals.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era Veteran, or disability, which includes persons known to have the HIV/AIDS virus.

Evaluation & Treatment Center

MDC provides a 16-bed psychiatric evaluation and treatment center that is open 24 hours/7 days per week. The E&T is part of the mental health system in Washington and Pierce County.

The Center for Substance Abuse Recovery

If you have been ordered by a court to seek treatment, if you aren’t sure where to begin, or you want help but you don’t know what to do, our staff is here to get you started. We can answer your questions, schedule an assessment, and develop a treatment plan that suits your individual needs.

Withdrawal Management

MDC provides 24 hours/7 days per week medically supervised chemical dependency detoxification services for adults and youth over the age of 13. Crisis stabilization is provided for youth that are impacted by substance abuse.

Co-Occurring Treatment

MDC’s approach to treating co-occurring disorder is Two Diagnoses, One Team. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that clients maintain control of their treatment and goals. Our objective at MDC is to assist individuals to return to their daily routine as soon as possible, and to recover the hopes and dreams they may have given up on.

Mental Health

The MDC Behavioral Health and Recovery program offers services to individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues. This program focuses specifically on individuals in need of care for a combination of mental health and substance use concerns who currently reside in the city of Tacoma and have had no success accessing these specialized services elsewhere in our community.