Community Resources

“Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”
― Mike Yankoski

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Washington 211

Dial  2-1-1 as your starting point to finding the help and services you need. Connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community.

First Call for Help

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Regional Crisis Line
Frontier Behavioral Health

(877) 266-1818

Men, Women & Their Children

Family Promise of Spokane

904 E. Hartson Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

(509) 747-5487

House of Charity

Catholic Charities
32 West Pacific
Spokane, WA 99210-2253

(509) 624-7821

Salvation Army Family
Emergency Center

222 E. Indiana Avenue,
Spokane, WA 99207-2318

(509) 325-5005

Women & Their Children

Saint Margaret’s Shelter

12 E. 5th Avenue
Spokane WA 99202

(509) 624-9788

Transitions

3128 N Hemlock
Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: (509) 328-6702
info@help4women.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Anna Ogden Hall 

2828 W. Mallon
Spokane, WA 99201

509-327-7737
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Men

Truth Ministries

1910 E. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

(509) 456-2576

UGM Men's Shelter and Recovery

1224 E Trent Ave
Spokane, WA 99202

(509) 535-8510

Women

Hope House

111 W Third Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

509-455-2886
hopehouse@voaspokane.org
Shelter Hours: sun-mon 8pm-8am

UGM Women's
Crisis Shelter

1515 E Illinois Avenue
Spokane, WA 99207

(509) 535-0486

YWCA Domestic
Violence Shelter

930 N Monroe St
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 326-1190
24-Hour Crisis Helpline: (509) 326-2255

Women’s Hearth

920 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 455-4249

Teens

Crosswalk

525 W 2nd Ave, Main Floor
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 838-6596

Cup Of Cool Water

1106 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 747-6686

UGM Youth Outreach/
Student Impact Center

1234 E. Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202

(509) 534 2916

Various Services

Goodwill Supportive Services For Veterans & Their Families

130 East Third Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202

(509) 838-4246

Life Services

Provides free pregnancy testing; early prenatal care; pregnancy education and counseling.

2659 N. Ash & 12124 E. 6th

509-327-0701

Basic Health Plan

This state governmental program provides low-cost health insurance.

1-800-660-9840

ParaTransit

A shared-ride, wheelchair-accessible transportation service for ADA eligible persons who are unable to use Spokane Transit Authority (STA) accessible, lift-equipped buses.

509-328-1552

American Indian Community Center

Focuses on outreach and supportive services to assist American Indian individuals and families in transitional housing or homeless situations.

Hot Lunches
Mon - Fri, 11:30am through SASTA transportation.

Facility hours
Mon - Fri 1 - 5pm

905 E. Third
Spokane, WA

509-535-0886

WHEN

A first-line response to ending violence against women, men, and children.

P.O Box 9637
Spokane, WA 99209

Office 509-323-2123
Toll Free 1-877-276-5597

YWCA Domestic Violence Program

This program is for women who want support, advocacy and information about living free from violence and abuse (physical, sexual or emotional) in their intimate relationships.

Mon - Thurs
8:30am - 5pm
Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm
24-hour crisis response & Info line 509-326-2255

829 W. Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201

509-326-1190 ext. 139
TTY 509-536-0780

Youth For Christ

Working with youth focusing on leadership development through relational discipleship and with the development of holistic programming through community collaboration in combination with local resources.

Hillyard Youth Center, 4603 N. Market

West Central Youth Center, 1309 N. Ash

Downtown Youth Center, 606 W 3rd Ave

509-327-7721

Young Life

Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. They invest time with teenagers to build lasting friendships and to help them consider the direction of their lives.

418 W Sharp Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-2421

509-838-2244

Things to Remember

01

WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN STORY.

One huge misconception of the poor is that they have all made poor choices, and the result is their current state. There are many different circumstances in life that can attribute. There should be no shame in seeking help, it could happen to anyone.

02

VETERANS.

40% of the homeless men are disabled Veterans with emotional struggles and disabilities. Most are from the Vietnam conflict, some of them disabled; others mentally traumatized by their war experiences; others simply unable to find work.

03

AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE & VIOLENCE.

Every year several hundred children age-out of foster care in Washington State—40% fail to finish high school, 20% go into shelters, and 20% spend time in jail. Violence can also be a big factor, half of all women and children experiencing homelessness are fleeing domestic violence.

04

ELDERLY.

Many of elderly are on fixed incomes and afraid to go to a shelter or soup kitchen.  Others live in poverty—not homeless, but home-bound without needed utilities.

05

LOW INCOME.

A homeless person may be someone with a job. 25% of the homeless are working people. In every state, more than the minimum wage is required to afford a one-or-two bedroom apartment.

06

MEDICAL ISSUES.

Poverty can strike without warning as a result of illness.  Many have been crippled by enormous medical debt.

07

MENTAL ILLNESS.

Spokane has a high rate of mental illness.  The State average is 5%--Spokane’s average is 8%. Most can create a stable safe life for themselves with help.