Reviving hope

Hope House

Last year Spokane’s Hope House provided shelter and refuge to more than 300 women aged 18 and older.

These women are grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters.


Because of your support, Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has expanded our women's Hope House shelter. Located at 1301 W. Third Ave. The women in Spokane will have 100 shelter beds and 60 apartments to keep them safe each and every night.

We invite you to schedule a tour of the space you helped build.

On Monday, April 26th, public tours will be begin at 10:30am and go until 3:00pm. To reserve a time, please select the link below and indicate what time you would prefer. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and we ask that guest adhere to physical distancing standards.
Thank you for providing front door keys to women in need.

To RSVP email 

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 safety from the dangerous streets to any woman. 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, clean and dry clothing, hygiene items, a warm bed, onsite case management, resource information, connection to permanent housing, and referrals to community resources.

For any questions about the shelter contact call Heather Thomas-Taylor at (509) 455-3491 or

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


*As of 3/8/21, we will no longer being accepting clothing donations until we have moved into our new shelter location at the end of April. Thank you for your understanding."

For any questions or inquiries about donations please contact Rae-Lynn Barden at (509) 279-8783 or

Hope House | Address: 312 West 8th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204 | Shelter Hours: Sun-Mon 8pm-8am | Office Hours: mon-fri 9am-5pm
Phone: 509.477.4624