Helping the Inland Northwest's Most Vulnerable Since 1896

Reviving hope

Hope House

Last year Spokane’s Hope House provided shelter and refuge to more than 350 women aged 18 and older.

These women are grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters.

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.

Emergency 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

Permanent 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


For more information please contact Rusty Barnett, director
Phone: 509.455.2886
Fax: 509.455.3462
Hope House | Address: 111 W Third Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 | Shelter Hours: sun-mon 8pm-8am | Office Hours: mon-fri 9am-5pm
Phone: 509.455.2886
Fax: 509.455.3462