Last updated Mar 31, 2023 1 Comment 0

Volunteers of America Spokane - Crosswalk Youth Shelter

Emergency Shelter Teens only.
Crosswalk restores hope and encourages personal responsibility among homeless youth, including those who eventually return to their families, by providing:
* family reconciliation services
* clothing, showers and personal hygiene products
* employment-readiness program and job-placement assistance
* independent living training including life-skills and self-sufficiency classes
* attachment and bonding classes for young mother and fathers
* onsite Head Start program
* medical and mental-health care
* school drop-out prevention program
* substance-abuse treatment and prevention
* tutoring and enrichment activities * college scholarship opportunities (donor funded)
* transportation
* access to our transitional housing programs

Run by a small professional staff, Crosswalk relies heavily on the generosity of churches, service clubs, families and businesses who provide daily meals as well as community volunteers who provide tutoring and enrichment activities and donors who provide financial support, in-kind services and scholarship funds.

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  1. Robert
    Mar 17, 2019Reply
    At first I had a problem with Crosswalks approach and how they run. My son broke the front window I had asked them to call the police and report him so he can be held accountable. I was told they don't want to be known as cop callers. With that being said I feel a need to set some things regards to this particular post from Awesome_ smother 6 months ago "The lady who runs it, Lynn, allows staff as well as herself play favorites. They do not abide by law and they do not call the police and have out right lied to police about whether or not kids are there. And they do allow runaways to stay there, also kids were the warrants, violent warrants included. This lace is a joke and should be shut down. Portia also follows what rules she decided she wants to follow and when." I know for a fact that the staff does do run checks and warrant checks on every kid that stays the night there. If the kid is reported as a runaway or has a warrant the police do come and get the kiddo. I am truly grateful that this place exists and that for even just a little while I knew my son was off the streets and had a warm place to hang out.

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