Helping the Inland Northwest's Most Vulnerable Since 1896

Uplifting the most vulnerable

serving the Inland Northwest since 1896

Our Mission

Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is a local nonprofit organized to reach and uplift those in greatest need and to provide opportunities to experience the joy of serving others.
 

Our Vision

An Inland Northwest where all people are afforded the dignity and safety required for social, emotional and physical stability and where even the most vulnerable are given ample opportunities for learning, achievement and ultimately, self-sufficiency.
 

Our Impact

Volunteers of America helps the most vulnerable and under-served people in the Inland Northwest to achieve their full potential. Our services are locally designed to address the most pressing social issues in our community—especially the current need to eliminate homelessness in the region. 

We work to prevent homelessness where we can—specifically among high-risk and foster youth and families on the brink.

Where we can’t prevent it, we provide decisive intervention for the chronically homeless through outreach, emergency shelter and programs that encourage medical stability among some of our community’s  most often forgotten including  the addicted and mentally-ill, street youth, women, disabled adults and veterans. We walk beside people as they transition out of homelessness, offering education and opportunity all along the way.

Most importantly, we believe in the power of housing to transform lives. That’s why we work to get displaced individuals into their own housing as quickly as possible so that they can begin the work of rebuilding their lives and achieving long-term stability and independence.

We draw on more than a century of local experience combined with the reach of a nationwide movement that is: bonded by a commitment to hope, human dignity and social justice; dedicated to actively engaging volunteers in the community; and committed to the highest quality of service.