Community Ministries

St. Theresa parishioners are active in area organizations that provide services to residents of Federal Way.

FUSION/Joseph Foundation

In cooperation with other area churches, FUSION provides transitional housing and case management for homeless families in the Federal Way-Tacoma area. The service includes six to eighteen weeks of residency and instruction for self-sufficiency. Contact Peggy LaPorte at 253-927-1904.


Reach Out

Reach Out works in partnership with St. Theresa's and other Federal Way and NE Tacoma churches to provide shelter and meals to homeless men during the winter. In a separate facility, shelter and meals are also provided to homeless women.


Reach Out is an official program of Catholic Community Services (CCS). CCS hires night supervision and intake workers who screen the men and women for a good fit with Reach Out and being around our many volunteers. Counselors are available to the clients through CCS and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation. With this help, some of the clients move on to more stable living situations.


St. Theresa parishioners can sign up to provide meals to the shelters. For more information, contact Angela Watson at 910-691-4606.


Federal Way Care Giving Network

St. Theresa's works in partnership with the Federal Way Community Caregiving Network to support people suffering hardship.


Beyond Federal Way

Catholic Community Services


Catholic Relief Services


Learn how to Become: How you can help the poor

New to the Parish?

Registration form and information

Forma de Registración


Safe Environment
Commitment and Volunteer instructions


Giving time, talent, and treasure

Archdiocesan Planning Study Report


Becoming Catholic
For more information about becoming
Catholic or reconnecting with the
Catholic Church, please contact the
Parish Office at 253-838-5924.


Office of the Archbishop

Letter to Address Racism (June 2020)

Statement on DACA (June 2020)

Prayers for Workers

Census 2020 Participation (March 2020): English   Español

Protect and Heal

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service



Archdiocese of Seattle

Faith Formation / Education / Enrichment

Community Ministries