“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.”―
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.
123 E Indiana Ave Bldg A, Spokane, WA 99207
Need help getting health care coverage? As a Washington State resident, you and your family may be eligible for free or low-cost medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services through Apple Health (Medicaid).
Focuses on outreach and supportive services to assist American Indian individuals and families in transitional housing or homeless situations.
Mon - Fri, 11:30am through SASTA transportation.
Mon - Fri 1 - 5pm
905 E. Third
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
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
Trent Resource Center
(Shelter for everyone)
4320 E. Trent Avenue
This facility offers numerous resources, including job training, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services.
They’ve also implemented a transportation system to get homeless to and from the shelter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poverty can strike without warning as a result of illness. Many have been crippled by enormous medical debt.
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.