Helping the Inland Northwest's Most Vulnerable Since 1896

Helping new families thrive

Alexandria's House

“Alexandria's House is their safe haven—while they learn to be the best safe haven for their children."

Jill Staples, program manager

Teen pregnancy can trap homeless and low-income mothers and their children in poverty, domestic violence and lack of education. That's why Alexandria’s House provides a safe, supportive and nurturing home for expectant and new teen mothers. 

Alexandria's House is a loving home where young women (ages 16-20) get the support and guidance they need to take the first steps to becoming powerful mothers who lead thriving families. With the help of our compassionate live-in staff, young mothers learn to create a warm and loving home atmosphere and provide proper care for their babies.

Alexandria’s House can welcome up to six mothers and their babies at a time into a charming historic home in Browne’s Addition. Built in 1901 and recently updated, the building has seven furnished bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, as well as a spacious kitchen and dining area, shared living and laundry rooms, space for meetings and classes and a beautiful yard for little feet to explore.

Infants get a healthy start with prenatal and well-baby care. Moms get vital parenting training, gather essential skills for living successfully on their own and are empowered to continue their progress in treatment, education and employment. Public health nurses, Catholic Charities’ Doula mentors, Circle of Security parenting specialists and other community partners help us provide the emotional, psychological and physical support systems that our moms and babies need—all working toward the end of strengthening these new families against generational cycles of poverty, child abuse and neglect.

 

 

Learn More

  • October 1, 2013

    Jill teaches pregnant teens the arts of mothering and making a home

    by Daniel Walters (the Inlander)

    In 1980, a terrified 18-year-old named Jill Staples gave birth to a little girl she named Erin. And she had no idea what to do. "I didn't know how it was going to work out. I didn't know how I was going to support her," Staples says. "I didn't know how in the world I was going to do...

  • January 14, 2011

    Ruth loses her career but finds her new calling at Alexandria's House

    She almost died. And it changed her life forever.

    She reluctantly retired from counseling. But Ruth, the survivor, soldiered on. Having survived the aneurysm, she had a new-found appreciation for the world and the people in it. She may not be able to work any longer but she still had a pressing desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others...

Alexandria's House | Address: 2236 Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 | Hours: mon-fri 9am-5pm
Phone: 509.489.0349
Fax: 509.487.3863
alexandriashouse@voaspokane.org