Hope House

Originally known as the Downtown Women's Shelter, Hope House was founded in response to the 1997 serial murders of women on the streets of Spokane to offer women protection from violence on the street. Operated by Volunteers of America since 2001, Hope House is dedicated to making a significant difference in the lives of homeless women.

Hope House exteriorEmergency Shelter
There are more than 1,800 homeless single women in Spokane, many with mental health or chemical dependency issues—all with nowhere else to go. Named for the refuge it provides, Hope House offers refuge from the dangerous streets to any woman regardless of her mental health status, chemical dependency issues or lifestyle. Hope House offers an environment of dignity, respect and compassion that honors the intrinsic value and unique experience of every woman. Thirty-four shelter beds are available each night. Each woman receives personal care including:

  • nutritious food
  • a hot shower
  • clean, dry clothing
  • hygiene items
  • a warm bed
  • onsite case management
  • resource information
  • referrals to community resources

 

woman reading in her apartmentPermanent Supportive Housing
Hope House also offers 25 apartments for low-income women who are ready to leave the streets. These safe, affordable apartments offer women committed to working on the causes of their homelessness a supportive transition to living on their own. This residential program also includes:

  • individualized case management
  • opportunities for permanent housing

Location: 111 W Third Ave
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Shelter Hours: Monday-Sunday 8 pm to 8 am
Phone: 509.455.2886
Fax: 509.455.3462