Helping the Inland Northwest's Most Vulnerable Since 1896

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"Go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand"

—The Booths

Our Programs

This was the pledge Ballington and Maud Booth made when they founded Volunteers of America in 1896. It was the fall of that same year when they began offering social services in the young city of Spokane, Washington. Now, more than a century later, these words still define our local work as we continue our legacy of responding to the needs of homeless and runaway youth, veterans, homeless women, foster youth, young families in crisis, adults with disabilities, the medically fragile and those searching for affordable housing.

While we are part of a thriving national nonprofit organization, each branch is locally governed and run based on the needs of their individual communities. That means of hundreds of employees, volunteers and partners are also your neighbors, who have first-hand understanding of the unique needs of our region. And because we aren’t constrained to a single pursuit, we can nimbly respond to the ever-changing needs of the communities in the Inland Northwest. Explore our programs with the links below: