The Salvation Army Emergency Family Shelter - Spokane, WA

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204 E Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA 99207
: Phone: 509-325-6814
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Intake for this shelter may be done in two ways. (1) through the Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment (HFCA program) operated by Catholic Charities, located at 19 W. Pacific, 509-325-5005.
They have walk-in hours Monday- Thursday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Following the intake assessment this program refers families to the shelter programs that best meet the families needs, which may or may not be The Salvation Army Emergency Family Shelter. (2) You can complete an intake assessment at the Salvation Army, Family Resource Center 204 E. Indiana Ave. By asking for a family shelter intake form.

All family members over the age of 18 will need to sign a consent form allowing a criminal background check to be completed. These consent forms need to be turned in with the intake form. Forms may be picked up Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 9 am to 5 pm. Following the intake, eligible families are placed on a wait list and served on a first come first serve basis as units become available; therefore, it is important to give reliable contact information and/or to update your contact information should it change while you are awaiting service. Our Shelter has 12 units and works with families who have a child or children under the age of 18, or pregnant women who are in their third trimester. Families may stay up to 90 days, but the focus is on obtaining housing within 30 days. Families receive case management at least weekly to help them achieve this goal.

Volunteers Requests by The Salvation Army Emergency Family Shelter: Basic Volunteer Requirements: Age: 18 years or older. Must be able to complete a volunteer application packet, which includes a background check. Additionally, Salvation Army Family Emergency Shelter volunteers must fully understand we are a confidential shelter and must sign a confidentiality agreement. Shelter Need for Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to assist in the daily tracking of participant activity, data entry, participant referrals, cleaning and turn-over of empty rooms and obtaining donations. Homework Club: We are looking for individuals interested in hosting a homework club for children in our shelter. Who to contact if you are interested: Joshua Schulz, Volunteer & Event Coordinator Phone: (509) 329-2721 Email:

Donation Requests by The Salvation Army Emergency Family Shelter: Donations of toiletries, sheets, blankets, and laundry soap are always helpful. Donations of furniture or other larger items may be donated to one of the two Salvation Army Thrift Stores. Donations to the Thrift Store support all Salvation Army services offered in Spokane including the Family Emergency Shelter.

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