Tillicum/American Lake Gardens Community Service Center

Welcome to Your Community Service


About Us

Our Community Services and Center Partners

Pierce County Branch Library

Sea Mar Medical Clinic & WIC 

Food Bank

Clothes Closet

Senior Meal Site

Availability of Services

Branch Library: Mon, Tue, Wed, 1pm - 8pm and Thur, Fri, Sat, 11am to 5pm

Food Bank: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1 to 2 pm food pick up

Clothes Closet: Tue, Thur, 10am to 1pm

Sea Mar Clinic: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm

Our mission

We are a nonprofit (501c3) that provide the residents of Tillicum and American Lake Gardens with a central facility to promote social, health, educational and cultural programs as well as offer assistance and referral services. 

Benefit, Donations, NEWS, FAQs


Last year our Center provided services and support that resulted in over 73,000 visits with the following largest contributors:

  Tillicum Library served 42,855 people

  Food Bank provided 9,175 food baskets

  Sea Mar Clinic treated 5,091 people

  Senior Nutrition Program fed 4,792 seniors

  Sea Mar WIC (Women, Infant and Children) program supported 4,463 contacts

  Clothing Closet provided clothing to 2,886 community members


Donations are Welcomed

The only way that we can continue to provide and facilitate support to our community is through donations from public and private sources.  Some of our significant donors are:

  Private cash donations: $17,000

  Propel Insurance Company: $5,000

  Emergency Food Network: pallets of food every week

   Christ Lutheran (food, Christmas help, painted our portable, small cash donation), DuPont Presbyterian (food, winter clothing items, small  cash donation, Little Church on the Prairie (food), Bounty (bread/food), Bread of Life (bread, food, clothing), 7-11 (food), Starbucks (10009 Bridgeport way) (baked goods), Safeway (store #1645 Gravelly Lake Dr.) (food/seasonal items), Pizza Hut (15110A Union Ave. SW) (food)


*** Tillicum 5K Walk and Run September 9 @ 9 am starting at Harry Todd Park***

*** Mark your Calendars for September 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Center ***

We are providing a class for families that live in Tillicum and Woodbrook on Family Emergency Preparedness.  This class will cover the basics of preparation  for an earthquake.  Families interested to attend are encouraged to call the Center.  All families that attend this class will receive an Emergency Preparedness Kit.  This project was made possible through a grant from Puget Sound Energy Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get food from your Food Bank? If not registered you can come in from 9-11am to register and pick up is from 1-2pm on Mon, Wed, and Fridays.

How do I find out about the Sea Mar Clinic?  Contact (253) 280-9890

How do I qualify for the WIC (Women Children Infant) program? Contact Sea Mar WIC  at (253) 589-0865

Can I rent out the Hall?  Yes, you need to declare the activity, dates, and duration. Once approved; you will sign a contract. There is a $200 deposit and the rental rate is $60 per hour.

If you have any other questions please call or email us at "Drop us a line" button below.

Upcoming Events or Activities


Summer Reading Programs for Children at Library @ 2pm on Fridays.

Friday 8th @ 3-4:30pm, Cooking With Irene, Learn Basic recipes.

Saturday 9th @ 2pm, Preserving the Harvest. Learn Canning & Drying.

Saturday 16th @ 1pm, Family Movie "The Boss Baby" Matinee, Free popcorn and drinks will be served. 

Tuesday 19th @5:30 -7pm, Family Emergency Preparedness. Is your family prepared for an earthquake? Register for the Class and first 50 families will get an Emergency KIT!!

Saturday 23rd @ 2pm, Composting


14916 Washington Ave SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498, United States

(253) 584-1280


Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed