My Road Leads Home
A Documentary Series On Homelessness

Resources

We first compiled the resources on this page (listed alphabetically) as a Resource Appendix for our book, 30 Days And 30 Ways Of Doing Good. We compiled it with the assistance of the Spokane Homeless Coalition, and we continue to update it to include the contact information for all of the people and agencies which appear in our documentaries. We want our documentary website to serve as a resource hub for people motivated by our documentaries to find their passion, connect with an issue and an agency, and get involved serving others. What happens next is up to you!

A Child’s Hope Spokane is a non-profit, licensed child placement agency providing no-fee adoption services, and is committed to serving families in all stages of the adoption journey. 723 W. Indiana Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205. Contact Phone: (509) 328-2700. Facebook Website

Abuse Recovery Ministry Services (or ARMS) works to bring healing and transformation, from a faith perspective, for those impacted by domestic violence. PO Box 13542, Spokane Valley, WA 99213. Contact Phone: (503) 846-9284. Facebook   Website

Anna Ogden Hall, operated by Union Gospel Mission, is a women’s recovery ministry which provides a safe, welcoming refuge and long-term treatment for women of all ages seeking to turn their lives in a new direction. 2828 West Mallon Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 327-7737. Website

Big Table serves workers in the restaurant and hotel industry. PO Box 372, Spokane, WA 99210. Contact Phone: (509) 979-1005. Facebook Website

Arizona 1.27 is a ministry started by Pastor Terry Crist, of City of Grace Church in Arizona, to help area churches engage the Arizona child welfare system and offer practical solutions to the challenges of foster care and adoption. Contact Phone: (480) 464-3948. Facebook   Website

Blessings Under The Bridge, founded by Mike and Jessica Kovac, is a street outreach to the homeless and marginalized on the streets of Spokane. Facebook Website

Changepoint Northwest Center For Housing is working to make home ownership possible for struggling veterans and the working poor through their tiny homes model. 14415 E. Sprague, Suite 2, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Contact Phone: (509) 919-2829.Facebook Website

Christ Kitchen is NOT a “soup kitchen.” It’s a job-training project providing work, instruction, discipleship, support, and fellowship for women emerging from in poverty in the Spokane area. 2410 N. Monroe St. Spokane WA 99205. Contact Phone: (509) 325-4343.Facebook Website

Communities In Schools Spokane is part of a national drop-out prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school. 905 W Riverside, Suite 301, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 413-1436. Facebook Website

Crosswalk Teen Shelter, operated by Volunteers of America, is a residential shelter for teens experiencing homelessness, providing shelter for a dozen or more teens every night. 525 W 2nd Ave, Main Floor, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 838-6596. FacebookWebsite

Cup of Cool Water operates a daytime drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness on the streets of our city. 1106 W 2nd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 747-6686. Facebook Website

Department of Child and Family Services is the public child welfare agency for the state of Washington and works with children and families to identify needs and develop a plan for services that support families and assure the safety and well-being of children. Facebook Website

Embrace Washington provides care and support for children in foster care in our community by raising awareness of vulnerable children’s needs, identifying how best to meet those needs, and connecting them with individuals and organizations with a heart to serve the foster care community. 418 West Sharp Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99201 Contact Phone: (509) 381-5370. Facebook Website

Faith Alliance Against Slavery & Trafficking (FAAST) is a strategic alliance of Christian organizations working together to combat slavery and human trafficking. 7 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Contact Phone: (410) 707-3923. Facebook Website

Family Promise of Spokane serves homeless families by partnering with the faith community to provide meals, housing, case management and a community to love and encourage these families back into homes. 904 E. Hartson Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 747-5487. Facebook Website

Feed Spokane safely rescues prepared foods from local area restaurants, distributors, food brokers, and grocery providers and places it into meal sites around Spokane. PO Box 141674, Spokane WA 99214. Contact Phone: (509) 216-7364. Facebook Website

Food for Thought, operated by Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank, provides weekend meals for students who are homeless and/or experiencing food instability. 10814 East Broadway Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Website

Fostering Washington is a program of Eastern Washington University. Under the auspices of the Child Welfare Research and Training Center, Fostering Washington is adapting its successful foster parent peer mentoring program to meet the needs of Eastern Washington’s families. 121 Senior Cir NE Cheney, WA 99004 Contact Phone: (509) 359-6130. Facebook Website

Generation Alive exists to develop a generation of young leaders, committed to serving others and responding to the needs in their community. 418 W. Sharp, Spokane WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 747-6054. Facebook Website

Giving Backs In Spokane is the ministry and personal passion of Rick Clark. Giving Back Packs is a very simple concept. Handing out full backpacks to the homeless who have little or nothing. Contact Phone: (509) 389-2503. Facebook Website

Goodwill Supportive Services for Veterans And Their Families (SSVF) offers a housing stability program serving veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Their Veterans Hotline (509-828-2449) is a “first call” service for vets who are struggling. 130 East Third Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 838-4246. Website

Heart In Hand provides assistance to Central Valley School District students identified by the Central Valley School District’s HEART Program as living in homeless situations. Contact Phone: (509) 995-8107. Facebook

Hope Works Spokane is a unique collaboration between the City of Spokane, the Downtown Spokane Partnership, Goodwill, and Catholic Charities of Spokane offering meaningful work to panhandlers around the City of Spokane. Website

Hope House Women’s Shelter, operated by Volunteers of America, houses approximately 35 women every night. 111 W Third Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 455-2886. Facebook Website

House Of Charity, operated by Catholic Charities of Spokane, is a 24/7 homeless shelter which houses as many as 300 men and women at night. 32 West Pacific Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 624-7821. Website

HRC Ministries is a Christian-oriented ministry working among the poor, homeless and marginalized on the streets of Spokane. 4204 E Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 922-0939. Facebook Website

Jewels Helping Hands. Their mission is to keep the homeless warm and provide basic needs. They give out clothing, gloves, hats, and blankets to homeless but also collect donations, take calls, provide assistance, and meet basic needs including providing meals on the streets for the homeless. Facebook

Life Services is an independent Christian-oriented ministry serving women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy by providing a supportive family host home for women needing a safe place to begin anew. 2659 N Ash Street, Spokane, WA 99205. Contact Phone: (509) 327-0701. Facebook  Website

Lutheran Community Services is very involved in fighting human trafficking in Spokane. They also operate a Sexual Assault & Family Trauma Response Center (SAFeT). 210 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 747-8224. Website

Mid-City Concerns/Meals on Wheels Spokane is the oldest Meals on Wheels agency in the Inland Northwest. They also operate a day-time drop-in center for seniors in downtown Spokane. 1222 W. 2nd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 456-6597. Facebook Website

Mission Community Outreach Center is an ecumenical, Christian non-profit organization which provides free clothing, household goods, and infant supplies (diapers, formula, etc.) to low-income families and individuals. 1906 E Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 536-1084. Facebook  Website

Naomi (formerly Hearth Homes) offers community living and transitional housing to homeless women and their children in the Spokane Valley. 11302 E Broadway Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Contact Phone: (509) 926-6492. Facebook Website

New Leaf Bakery Café, operated by Transitions, is a job training program that blends education, hands-on work experience, and supportive services to help women gain the self-confidence and professional skills necessary for self-sufficiency. 12 E 5th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 496-0396.
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Northwest Harvest is the only state-wide food bank serving the entire state of Washington, including Spokane. 3808 N Sullivan Rd, Suite 15-K, Spokane, WA 99216. Contact Phone: (509) 891-7276. Facebook Website

Open Doors Emergency Family Shelter, operated by Family Promise of Spokane, is Spokane’s first 24/7 family shelter. 631 S. Richard Allen Court, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 723-4663. Website

Our Place Community Ministries, a West Central Christian outreach, respectfully welcomes and supports their neighbors in improving their quality of life. 1509 W College Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 326-7267. Facebook

Point-In-Time Count is an annual homeless census required by the Federal Government for communities seeking Federal funds to combat homelessness. In Spokane, the count is coordinated by the Homeless Management Information System department of the City. Learn more about what the City of Spokane is doing to fight homelessness, including the annual Point-In-Time Count.

Pointman Ministries is a Christian outreach founded by veterans to serve veterans, and works with veterans from ALL conflicts. Contact Phone: (509) 994-7177. Website

Project ID is a faith based non-profit established to provide recreation, social, work, and other life opportunities for special-needs adults and their families in Spokane County. 4209 East Pacific, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 475-7185. Facebook Website

River City Youth Ops is a neighborhood outreach in the West Central Neighborhood of Spokane. Their vision is to create environmentally friendly and restorative entrepreneurial opportunities for at-risk youth. 1428 W. Broadway, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 703-7433. Facebook Website

Safe Families For Children is a collaboration between area churches, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. Contact Hotline: (844) 244-1769. Facebook Website

Second Harvest is Spokane’s local branch of Feeding America. They serve 20 emergency food banks in Spokane County, and offer additional food and nutrition programs. 1234 East Front Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 534-6678. FacebookWebsite

Serenity Through Fly Tying works with Veterans and Disabled Veterans through the art of fly tying and fly fishing. 4917 N. Cedar Street, Spokane, WA 99205. Contact Phone: (509) 263-6934. Facebook 

Shalom Ministries serves 4,000 meals every month, including breakfast Monday thru Thursday, and dinner on Monday and Tuesday. Located in the basement of New Community Church on the corner of Third & Howard in downtown Spokane. Mailing Address: PO Box 4684, Spokane, WA 99220. Contact Phone: (509) 455-9019. Website Facebook

Spokane 127, a ministry of Spokane Fatherhood Initiative, is rooted in the biblical principles of adoption and hospitality found in James 1:27, “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress,” with the goal of connecting Church families with agencies and organizations which serve the needs of struggling families. Website

Spokane Cares is an online community resource directory and information hub for service opportunities in the greater Spokane area. Website

Spokane Connect is a no-host networking and professional development event facilitated by Marchauna Rodgers of CruSpokane. It meets at noon on the second Monday of each month, September through June, at The Onion restaurant in downtown Spokane. Facebook

Spokane Fatherhood Initiative (SpoFI), founded in 2017 by Ron Hauenstein, has the goal of getting Churches involved in finding solutions to the challenge of fatherless kids. PO Box 8266 Spokane, WA 99203. Facebook Website

Spokane Homeless Coalition is a network of more than 700 individuals representing more than 200 churches, ministries, and social service agencies which serve the homeless, hungry and marginalized throughout the greater Spokane community. Facebook Website

Spokane Homeless Connect is an outreach of the Spokane Homeless Coalition. Held every January, this free event brings together volunteers and case workers from a wide variety of local non-profits and service providers, all serving the common goal of fighting poverty and ending homelessness in Spokane. Facebook Website

Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium (SLIHC) works with over 30 nonprofit and public members that develop and promote affordable housing, along with more than 15 supportive members that include lenders, private sector firms, contractors, attorneys, and others that support affordable housing. 907 W. Riverside Avenue, Spokane, Washington 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 325-3235 Facebook  Website

Spokane Sidewalk Games believes that a community which plays together stays together! Their goal is to build a stronger community through play while employing and supporting youth from Crosswalk Teen Shelter. Facebook

Spokane Urban Plunge is a guided opportunity (lasting from 3 hours up to a weekend) to immerse yourself in the world of homelessness, poverty and marginalization and discover what it looks and feels like from the inside out. Barry Barfield has been leading groups in the Spokane area through an Urban Plunge experience for 10 years. Facebook

St. Margaret’s Shelter, operated by Catholic Charities of Spokane, is a residential facility which works with homeless families. Contact Phone: (509) 747-8283. Facebook Website

Street Wise is an outreach of The Gathering House and offers a jobs training café to help people gain needed skills to climb out of poverty. 733 West Garland Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205 Contact Phone: (509) 747-2818. Facebook Website

The City Gate is an inner-city church for the homeless and low income community purposed to Reclaim, Rebuild and Restore Lost & Broken Lives. 170 S. Madison, Spokane, WA 99201 Contact Phone: (509) 455-9670. Facebook Website

The Fig Tree is a faith-based newspaper covering stories of people in the faith and nonprofit communities of the Inland Northwest. They also publish (print and online) an excellent Resource Directory. 1323 S. Perry St., Spokane, WA 99202 Contact Phone: (509) 535-4112. Facebook Website

The Gathering House is an Evangelical Covenant Church and community outreach to the marginalized of the Spokane Community. 733 West Garland Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205 Contact Phone: (509) 747-2818. Facebook Website

The Jonah Project is a Christian ministry which aims to end sex slavery in Spokane and the surrounding community by creating an avenue for victims of trafficking to reach out for help and receive compassionate, transparent aftercare. 1106 W Garland, Spokane, WA, Contact Phone: (509) 655-7886. Facebook Website

The Salvation Army offers several services for families working their way out of poverty and homelessness. 222 E. Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99207 Contact Phone: 509-325-6810. Facebook Website

Trades of Hope works with women around the world emerging from poverty and human trafficking by helping them become self-supporting entrepreneurs. 4601 E. Moody Boulevard, Suite K6, Bunnell, FL 32110 Contact Phone: (386) 263-8776. Facebook Website

Transitions operates five programs, each working to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane in a unique way. 3128 N Hemlock Spokane, WA 99205. Contact Phone: (509) 328-6702. Facebook Website

Truth Ministries Men’s Shelter is an independent Christian-oriented men’s shelter which accommodates up to 40 men every night. 1910 E. Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 456-2756 (call after 7:00PM). Facebook

Understanding Poverty is a workshop for churches, schools, and businesses offering practical guidance on working with people struggling with poverty. 5311 N Northwood Drive, Spokane, WA 99212. Contact Phone: (940) 441-5224. Facebook Website

Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Men’s Shelter has been serving Spokane’s poor and homeless for over 60 years. They house and feed over 100 men every night. 1224 E. Trent Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 535-8510. Facebook Website

Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Crisis Shelter for Women And Children, operated by the Union Gospel Mission, serves between 75 and 125 homeless women every night. 1515 E Illinois Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207. Contact Phone: (509) 535-0486. Website

Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Youth Outreach partners with local schools, churches, colleges and universities, and community groups to reach children and young adults with the love of Jesus Christ. Their Student Impact Center is located at 1234 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202. Contact Phone: (509) 532-3838. Website

Volunteers Of America (VOA) offers a variety of compassion and social services. 525 W. Second Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 624-2378. Facebook Website

Women’s And Children’s Free Restaurant And Community Kitchen specializes in building community while serving amazing meals to low-income women and their children. 1408 N. Washington, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 324-1995.Facebook Website

Women’s Hearth, operated by Transitions, provides a safe, welcoming community for marginalized and struggling women in downtown Spokane. 920 W 2nd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 455-4249. Website

World Relief is an international Christian relief agency which works with local area churches to serve refugees and immigrants in our community. 1522 N Washington Street, #204, Spokane, WA 99201. Office Phone: (509) 484-9829. Facebook Website

Youth for Christ (YFC) offers volunteer and mentoring opportunities through its three Spokane Youth Centers (West Central, Hillyard and Downtown). 421 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 335, Spokane, WA 99201. Contact Phone: (509) 327-7721. Facebook Website