• 30 Years of Quality Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment

    Since 1992, Prosperity has proudly served the Tacoma area with evidence-based substance use and mental health disorder treatment. Let’s look at where we started and where we’re heading.

A Message from Our CEO

At Prosperity Wellness Center, we have passion, dedication and commitment. We serve the underserved. Our staff delivers hope. We make and are the difference.

We love this population because some of us are this population. We know what it’s like. Some of us have been down and out before. We know the way out and want to show it to people.

Here at Prosperity, we feel our patients; we hear our patients; we love our patients. And we’re going to continue to love them until they love themselves.

Prosperity is a place of healing for people who are broken, a place for people to allow their faith to be bigger than their fear. Our goal is to help our patients start the healing process and make healthier choices to live in recovery, so they don’t have to die in their addiction.

All life is sacred. And all people deserve quality care, no matter where you are in your disease. If one of us does not rise, none of us rise.

Matt Ehler, Chief Executive Officer & The Prosperity Team


A Look at Prosperity’s Evolution

Prosperity was founded in 1992, first serving veterans with substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health disorders. In 1994, Prosperity grew from six beds to as many as 100, with a special focus on safety net services to women. Overtime, Prosperity has become a well-known SUD provider to change people’s course of life, serving both adult men and women through inpatient and outpatient programming, as well as continuing care. Today, we are proud to provide a safe space for those who are homeless or close to being homeless with severe substance use disorders.



Find Healing at Prosperity

At Prosperity, we take pride in our programs and our focus on whole health. We offer residential and outpatient programs and individual and group therapy sessions incorporating:

  • Evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-informed therapy and motivational interviewing
  • Person-centered therapy
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Somatic therapy
  • Seeking Safety and problem-solving groups
  • Semi-private rooms and meals (residential program)


Flashback to 1992

When Prosperity was first starting, the world was quite different from today! Here’s a fun look at what was admired in pop culture 30 years ago.

Music – Top 5 Songs

1. “End of the Road” – Boyz II Men
2. “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-a-Lot
3. “Jump” – Kris Kross
4. “Save the Best for Last” – Vanessa Williams
5. “Baby-Baby-Baby” – TLC

Movies – Top 5 Box Office Hits

1. Batman Returns
2. Lethal Weapon 3
3. Sister Act
4. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
5. Wayne’s World

TV Shows – Top 5 Things to Watch

1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Home Improvement (ABC)
4. Murphy Brown (CBS)
5. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)

Sports – Top 5 Champions

1. World Series: Toronto Blue Jays
2. Super Bowl XXVI: Washington Redskins
3. NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls
4. Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins
5. U.S. Open Golf: Tom Kite

The World Has Changed, But Our Dedication to Quality Care Hasn’t

While we have seen a lot of change at Prosperity in the last 30 years, our commitment to providing quality treatment has never wavered. Thank you for letting us be part of your life today and we look forward to many more years of helping people change their lives for the better.