Services Directory

MDC has a wide range of programs to meet your needs.

MDC provides services focused on improving the health and well-being of very low income individuals.

Eligibility determination required for all programs.


MDC offers healthcare 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.


The Center for Behavioral Health
721 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 201
(253) 593-2740

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.

Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment
721 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 100
(253) 593-2740

Outpatient treatment, support groups for youth and adults.

Mental Health Couseling
721 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 201​
(253) 284-7854

Treatment begins with a strength based assessment that becomes the foundation for an individual’s personal treatment plan. Licensed and Peer Counselors assist in identifying the goals of each client individually. Where needed, a psychiatric medication prescriber is available to prescribe medications that can make recovery more accessible.

Care Management
(253) 284-7880

Connecting housing and healthcare, using Housing First principles along with guidance for health services that meet individual needs.

Detoxification Services
721 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 100
Referrals: (253) 593-2413

MDC’s Withdrawal Management program is not currently accepting new clients. Please call the number above for referral information for other resources in our community.


MDC owns and manages 250 units of housing for homeless and low-income families and individuals, with three housing service models offered throughout Pierce County.

Homelessness & Energy PROGRAMS

Housing Office
721 South Fawcett, Room 204
(253) 597-6728

MDC manages a continuum of affordable rental units in Tacoma and Pierce County for qualified low-income residents. Options include single family homes, duplexes, shared housing, and multi-family.  Please call for information and availability.


Coordinated Entry – Access to housing

MDC owns and manages 250 units of housing for homeless and low-income families and individuals, with four housing service models: Transitional Short-term Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Housing First, and Affordable Housing

Emergency: (253) 307-6934

Property Management

Energy Assistance
(253) 572-5557

Utility assistance and rental assistance is available for economically disadvantaged persons living in Tacoma to support their home heating needs.

(253) 593-2336

This program provides access to services that will reduce energy usage for qualifying low-income residents of Tacoma, including insulation and furnace repair.

Education & Employment

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

Education Programs

Youth Education
(253) 536-6085
730 Fawcett Avenue

College preparation programs for low-income, first-generation students in grades 6-12 in the Tacoma, Franklin Pierce and Bethel school districts. Services include study skills development, tutoring, mentoring, college visits, assistance with college admissions and financial aid, career development, cultural enrichment and SAT/ACT preparation.

Upward Bound

Foss High School | Franklin Pierce High School | Spanaway Lake High School | Lincoln High School | Mt Tahoma High School | Stadium High School | Washington High School

Employment Programs

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
(253) 572-5960

The EOC provides free educational support to adults in the following areas: educational planning, career advising and exploration, assistance with financial aid forms and college applications, and student loan default advocacy.

Milgard Work Opportunity Center
714 S. 27th Street
(253) 563-6616

Goodwill’s mission is to help every person reach their fullest potential through education, job placement, and career pathway services made possible by community donations, purchases, and partnerships. We look forward to help every student take their graduation certificate and turn it into a more important piece of paper – a paycheck.

WorkSource Career Development Center
1305 Tacoma Ave. S.

WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington.

Clover Park Technical College 
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW

CPTC is a college focused on your success. You will find excellent, affordable education; hands-on training facilities; nationally accredited programs; and a faculty and staff that are among the most talented and innovative in the nation.

Pierce College 
9401 Farwest Drive Southwest

Bates Technical College
1101 Yakima Avenue

Bates Technical College helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a nurturing, diverse environment. Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region’s social and economic vibrancy.

Tacoma Community College 
6501 South 19th Street

Provides educational counseling for adults seeking vocational training or higher education necessary for their employment goals.

Child Care Food Program
730 Fawcett Avenue
(253) 284-7865

Provides nutritional counseling and meal management skills to private in-home child care providers helping them to meet USDA guidelines for the children served.

Care Management

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 healthcare services that benefit specific needs of homeless and low-income families and individuals.

Care Management Programs

Care Management
(253) 284-7880

Connecting housing and healthcare, using Housing First principals along with guidance for health services that meet individual needs.

Supported Employment

MDC provides supported employment services to help people who are Medicaid-eligible and have physical, behavioral, or long-term service needs that make it difficult for them to get and keep jobs. These ongoing services include individualized job coaching and training, help with employer relations, and assistance with job placement.