Eastern Washington / Northern Idaho Veterans Community Resource Directory

Emergency Shelter

House Of Charity
32 W. Pacific
624-7821
adult men; medical clinic, meals, hygiene, laundry services, counseling, mail drop.

Union Gospel Mission
1224 E. Trent
535-8510
adult men; no stay limit, counseling, meals (also for guests), hygiene, clothing, eye care, chemical dependence rehab services.

Salvation Army Family Emergency Center
204 E. Indiana
325-6814
families; meals, food bank, clothing bank, prescriptions, life skills and parenting classes, drug and alcohol free.

St. Margaret’s
624-9788
women and children (boys under age 11); safe environment, confidential address, clothing bank, support services.

VOA Hope House
111 W. Third
455-2886
single women; meals, showers, clean safe environment.

VOA Crosswalk
525 W. 2nd
838-6596
youth 13-21; meals, clothing bank, medical clinic, classes.

SNAP Homeless Office
500 S. Stone
456-7106
families, couples, single mothers, or single expecting women; life skills classes, family emphasis, educational and vocational assessments.

YWCA – Alternatives to Domestic Violence Confidential Shelter
829 W. Broadway (offices, not shelter site)
326-2255.
individuals and children that are fleeing domestic violence; 24 hour crisis assistance, confidentiality, support groups, legal and counseling services.

Truth Ministries
1810 E. Sprague
456-2576
adult men; evening meal, hygiene services.

UGM Crisis Shelter for Women and Children
1234 E. Sprague
535-0486
single women and women with children; meals, late check in at 535-8510.

Volunteers Of America Emergency Assistance
W. 2nd Ave. Spokane, WA 99201
624-2378
*Financial assistance for utility shut off notices, household goods and clothing.


Housing Resources

Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium (SLIHC)
829 W. Broadway
325-3235
advocacy & community education on affordable housing, hosts of http://www.onestophousing.org, an extensive online resource for finding affordable housing.

Goodale & Barbieri
818 W Riverside #300
459-6102 or 800-572-9181
provides quality low-income housing to the inland northwest.

Housing Justice Project
1704 W Broadway
324-0144
offers low income tenants in spokane county access to lawyers at show cause eviction hearings. persons needing a lawyer for these hearings can ask for a housing justice project lawyer when they come to court.

HUD – Housing and Urban Development
920 W Riverside Suite 588
368-3200
information and resources for low income tenants, advocacy.

Inland Empire Residential Resources
116 W Indiana
789-2245
creates and preserves long term affordable housing for persons with disabilities, low income tenants and families.

Northeast Washington Housing Solutions (NEWHS)
55 W Mission Suite 104.
328-2366 or TDD 323-9502
formerly Spokane housing authority. advocacy and information about all things low/no income housing including housing voucher information.

NW Indian Housing Association
PO Box 3785 (206) 526-8630.
Locally 258-4523 or (888) 642-8055
Spokane Tribe:
6401 Sherwood Addition Dr. Wellpinit WA 99040
promotes safety, sanitary, decent and affordable housing for tribal members in the pacific northwest.

• SNAP Affordable Rental Program
500 S Stone
456-7106
SNAP owns and manages safe and affordable housing /SNAP program for affordable rentals– they also have a couple of other programs
• Spokane Housing Authority 509-232-0170 –
provides affordable rental units to low income families

Peaceful Valley Homefront
1413 W Main Ave 99201
747-2050
financial fitness counseling and home buyer education for low income home buyers, including basic education on money management and taxes, insurance, predatory lending, home maintenance and foreclosure prevention.

VOA Permanent Supportive Housing
328-4685
comprehensive case management services and housing units for chronically homeless and disabled adults.

SNAP Mortgage Assistance Programs
500 S Stone
456-7106
HUD approved comprehensive housing counseling agency. mortgage default and foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling and education.

Tenants Union of Washington State
5425 B Rainier Ave S
206-722-6848 or TDD (206)723-0523
or hotline (206) 723-0500
housing justice, education, advocacy. seeks to improve tenants living conditions and challenges and transform unjust housing policies and practices.

VA Homeless Program-for homeless veterans.
John Davis- 509-462-2500


Housing Repairs and Utility Assistance


Citizens Utility Alliance
212 W 2nd Ave #100
744-3370x247 or (800) 679-6087
advocacy and education for telephone consumers. help in enrolling in low cost phone service. help in resolving problems between customers and phone companies.

VOA Emergency Service – prevention of utility shut off or eviction
525 W Second
624-2378
financial assistance available to prevent utility shutoff or eviction.

Emergency Assistance Programs – Project Share
456-7111
assistance with weatherization, heating improvements and financial assistance through snap and Avista. must be financially eligible.

NW Energy Coalition
206-621-0097
promotes energy conservation, provides consumer protection and low income energy assistance.

WA Utilities and Transportation Commission
(800) 562-6150

SNAP Minor Home Repair/Weatherization Program
744-3370
repairs and modifications, weatherization and heating system repairs.

Spokane Valley Partners
10814 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, 99206
927-1153
Energy assistance, rental assistance, gas vouchers, bus passes, prescription assistance, clothing bank, and food bank. Must live in Spokane Valley to receive assistance.

Our Place
1509 W. College Spokane, WA 99201
*Food bank for West Central area only. Financial assistance for emergency utilities and limited transportation for West Central area only. Clothing bank open to all.

Volunteers Of America Emergency Assistance
W. 2nd Ave. Spokane, WA 99201
624-2378
*Financial assistance for utility shut off notices, household goods and clothing.


Healthcare

Medical & Dental Resources

Basic Health Plan
P.O. Box 42705, Olympia, WA 98504
660-9840
http://www.basichealth.hca.wa.gov, Statewide low cost health-care, for individuals and families who meet income guidelines.

Chas – Community Health Association Of Spokane
3919 N. Maple, Spokane, WA 99205
444-8888, or Admin 444-7806 and 444-8200 Dental
Provides medical and dental services to patients with or without insurance status, and sliding-fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.

Christ’s Clinc
2709 W. Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
325-0393, Fax 325-7209
http://www.christclinic.org, Contact Monica Merehofer
Nonprofit medical clinic providing care to low-income persons with limited or no medical insurance.

Community Health Access Services
236-2435
Services for HIV/ STDs education, outreach services, unplanned pregnancy, substance abuse and anonymous HIV testing/ referral.

DSHS North Cso Clinic
1925 E. Francis, Spokane, WA 99208
227-2300 or 227-2301
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Family planning information/ services, physical exams and screenings related to well-woman exam or STI evaluation, prenatal, adoption and abortion referrals. Sliding fee scale, accepts XIX Coupons and most insurances, Call for Community Outreach Nurse 227-2362

Family Heath Hotline (WA)
800-322-2588 http://www.hmhbwa.org
Statewide information/ referrals for children, maternal health and family planning services. Eligibility screenings for WA Children, maternity, take charge medical benefits, WIC/ Basic Food and childcare and smoking-cessation referrals.

Health Care For All Community-Minded Enterprises
Community Building Saranac
25 W. Main, Ste 300 Spokane, WA
444-3066 or 866-444-3066
Community-based project that helps low-cost health-care options and access to health-care providers

HIV/AIDS Program Spokane Regional Health District
324-1542 OR 324-1496
http://www.srhd.org
Anonymous/ confidential HIV testing including partner notification, case management, HIV/AIDS ed./ technical assistance and outreach/syringe exchange

Immunization Clinic (Shots) Spokane Regional Health District
1101 W. College Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
324-1600
Providing immunizations for preventable diseases from birth to adulthood and for travel.

Native Health Of Spokane-Native Project
1803 W. Maxwell, Spokane, WA 99201
483-7535
http://www.nativeproject.org
Provides primary and preventive care for all ages, chronic illness management, mental health/ substance abuse and helps patient’s secure medical coverage, sliding fee.

People’s Clinic YMCA
829 W. Broadway Spokane, WA 99201
323-7600
http://www.peoplesclinic.org
Adult and well-child exams, immunizations, school sports physicals, mental health counseling, assistance with WA Basic Health applications, medication assistance, Breast Cervical Health program, and pregnancy/ STD screening and treatment. Referrals to specialists as necessary.

Primary Care Medical Clinic
East Central Community Center 500 S. Stone, Spokane, WA 99202
536-9031
Family nurse practitioner provides TB test to DOT physicals, women’s health and family planning.

Project Access
104 S. Freya, Ste 114, Spokane, WA 99202
532-8877
Manages 600 doctors and 6 hospitals donate service, specialty level office visits, provides surgeries to low cost pharmaceuticals.

Spokane Aids Network
905 S. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99204
455-8993, fax 455-9743
http://www.spokaneaidsnetwork.org
Providing direct care services to people living with HIV and AIDS and prevention programs in Inland NW.


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Spokane County Community Services
312 W. 8th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204
477-5722, FAX 477-6827
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http://www.spokanecounty.org
Referrals for substance abuse treatment and prevention, developmental disabilities and mental health.

Spokane County Medical Society
104 S. Freya, Ste 114, Spokane, WA 99212
325-5010
Referrals for physicians who accept medical coupons, provides services for low-income or for reduce fee. Physician’s info based on location, specialty and insurance requirements.

Spokane Regional Health District
1101 W. College Ave, Spokane, WA, 99201
324-1500
http://www.srhd.org
Public health agency providing services to the community with clinical services, and refugee health screening clinic.

Spokane Falls Family Clinic
120 W. Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
326-4343, fax 326-4289
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Dir: Van Hook, Full medical services, including prenatal care and delivery.

Women’s Health Programs: Breast & Cervical Health
Spokane Regional Health Distract
324-1553, 888-461-8876

Spokane Valley Partners
10814 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, 99206
927-1153
Energy assistance, rental assistance, gas vouchers, bus passes, prescription assistance, clothing bank, and food bank. Must live in Spokane Valley to receive assistance.

VA Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly
Spokane VA main phone 509-434-7000, Toll Free 1-800-325-7940
Registration and Appointments for primary care and mental health
OIF/OEF Program Enrollment- For clients who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Please take all clients here first and they will assist with enrollment and many other resources
• Program Intake: Monica Gile 509-434-7287
• Transition Patient Advocate- Jennifer Allison-Oord: 509-434-7286

Health Care for Homeless Vets
705 W. 2nd
509) 462-2500

Mental Health Care and Addiction Services

Quit Smoking Community's guide to tobacco addiction amongst veterans
https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/how-to-quit-smoking/veterans-and-tobacco-addiction/

Addiction Resource: a helpful resource for veterans struggling with substance abuse issues
https://addictionresource.com/addiction/veterans-and-substance-abuse/

Adult Outpatient/ Multicultural Services
Spokane Mental Health
103 E. First, Spokane, WA 99202
838-4651
Smhca.org Cultural mental health services for minorities, counseling, assistance with housing and services.

Alcohol/Drug Assessment, Treatment And Referrals
Spokane Regional Health District
1101 W. College Ave, RM 241, Spokane, WA 99201
324-1420, Fax 324-3622
http://www.srhd.org
Addiction evaluation and referrals, Methadone clinic and community outreach for pregnant and post-partum, substance-abusing women.

Union Gospel Mission
2828 W. Mallon, Spokane, WA 99201
http://www.ugmspokane.org
Home-like shelter for free, long-term Christian recovery program for women, with counseling, parenting, life skills and education/ vocational training. 36 women and 25 children can be served.

Ascend A/Dba Christmas House
3000 W. Sunset Blvd, Spokane, WA 99204
624-4045
Helps those in recovery or co-occurring disorders to continue for successful recovery with community outreach programs and from homelessness to home ownership.

Catholic Charities Counseling Program
1212 W. Sharp, P.O. Box Spokane, WA 99210 242-2308
800-831-1209
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http://www.catholicchartiesspokane.org
Contact Pam Brown, Individual, couples, family, group, post abortion counseling, regardless of religion. Sliding fee, and T19 medical coupons accepted.


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Child & Family Services
Spokane Mental Health 107 S. Division, Spokane, WA 99202
838-4651 TTY 624-0004
http://www.smhca.org
Helping children with emotional/ behavioral problems, multiple foster care placements, suicidal attempts, and physical/sexual abuse.

Community Detox Services Of Spokane
312 W. 8th P.O. Box 2845, Spokane, WA 99204
477-4620, 477-4648, Fax 838-2680
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Exec Dir: Karen Bourget-Orosco, Detoxification services and referrals for people who want to be clean and sober. Other programs: involuntary commitment program, VA RVSP, detox enhancement, and youth detox room.

Crisis Lines

Alcohol/Drug (24-Hour) Helpline 800-562-1240,
Family Health Hotline http://www.hmhbwa.org
800-322-2588 offers smoking cessation referrals. SAMHSA’S National Clearinghouse for Achohol & Drug information
http://www.samhsa.gov
800-487-4889, TDD 800-487-4889, SPAN 877-767-8432.
Tobacco Quit Line 877-270-STOP(7867), TTY/TDD 877-777-6534
http://www.quitline.com.

Emergency Service Patrol
165 S. Howard Spokane, WA 99204
838-2771
Responds to calls for assistance and provides transportation for intoxicated individuals to detox centers and area hospitals if they agree to be transported and if necessary. Hours 8pm to midnight M-F, 4pm to midnight weekends.

Family Services Spokane
7 S. Howard, Ste 321, Spokane, WA 99201
Also at: 112 N. University Ste 100, 99206
521 W. First Ave, 99201
838-4128
Outpatient mental health counseling for adults, children, and families.

First Call For Help Spokane Mental Health
107 S. Division Spokane, WA 99202
838-4428, TDD 624-0004, 877-678-4428
http://www.smhca.org
admin: Nancy Linerud, Free 24 hour telephone assistance, referrals, supportive listening and links to community individuals/agencies with trained volunteers. Face to face in-home or community evaluations and crisis interventions.

Meth Crisis & Information
Alcohol/ Drug helpline 800-562-1240 http://www.adhl.org
Meth hotline 888-609-METH(6384)
National info 800-662-HELP http://www.methresources.gov
WA Meth Initiative 253-272-6824
Meth Watch Community Presentation http://www.methwatchwa.com
Meth Watch Community Outreach Program 922-8383.

Nami-National Alliance For The Mentally Ill
10 N. Post St, Paulsen Bldg, Rm 638 Spokane, WA 99201-0705
838-5515, 800-950-6264
http://www.nami.org Volunteer organization provides 24 support and education for mentally ill and support for families.

National Suicide Hotlines
800-SUICIDE- (800-784-2433, 800-273-TALK-(800-273-8255), TYY: 800-799-4TTY(4889)

Native Project
1803 W. Maxwell, Spokane, WA 99201
325-5502
http://www.nativeproject.org,
Alcohol/Drug and mental health, counseling and after-care to youth involved with alcohol/drugs. Culturally-specific treatment for ages 10-20 and addicted teen mothers.

Outpatient and Transitional Housing For Recovering Men And Women
Spokane County Community Services
312 W. 8th Ave Spokane, WA 99204
477-2564, Fax: 477-6827,
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http://www.spokanecounty.org
referrals for mental health.

Outreach Center
1103 W. 1st Spokane, WA 99201
838-6859
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http://www.srhd.org Lynn Everson, Needle exchange( for injection drug users), HIV and hepatitis education for needle users and those in prostitution.

St. Joseph Family Center Counseling Center 1016 N. Superior St., Spokane, WA 99202 483-6495, Fax 483-1541, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Sr. Elaine Thaden.
http://www.stjosephfamilycenter.org
Outpatient counseling services for everyone, therapy, anger management, parenting classes, and educational workshops.


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WA Alcohol & Drug Rehab County Programs
Washington State Alcohol & Drug Clearinghouse
6535 5th Pl, Seattle, WA 98108
206-725-9696, 800-662-9111
http://www.clearinghouse.adhl.org
Offers services depending county often includes referrals for substance abuse treatment and prevention, can be from court order or voluntary placement. Inpatient or outpatient treatment, counseling and education for family members.

Health & Safety Programs Of The American Red Cross
315 W Nora Spokane, WA 99205
326-3330, 800-793-0278
http://www.spokaneredcross.org
Offers training for first aid, CPR, AED, blood-borne pathogens, oxygen administration, injury prevention and how to respond in life-threatening emergencies, and preparedness to families and communities for all kinds of emergencies and disasters.

Missing & Un-Identified Persons
P.O. Box 2347 Olympia, WA 98507
800-548-5678
http://www.wsp.wa.gov/missing/ourkids
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Office for the Missing Children Clearinghouse for state of WA.

National Weather Service – NWS Spokane 2601 N. Rambo Rd Spokane, WA 99224, 244-0110, 244-6395 http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/
Official and sole source for forecast, warnings, watches for significant weather-related events in Eastern WA and North Idaho.

Pass Information WA 888-756-4636, ID 888-IDA-ROAD

Poison Control Center
Washington 800-222-1222, Idaho 800-860-0620, TTY 303-739-1127/ 800-732-6985, TTD 800-572-0638

SCOPE (Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort) 1100 W. Mallon Spokane, WA 99260 477-4717 http://www.spokanevalleyonline.com/scope

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building 1100 W. Mallon Spokane, WA 99260 458-2505 http://www.spokanesheriff.org,
VALLEY PRECINCT 477-3300 12710 E. Sprague, Spokane, WA 99216

Spokane Police Public Safety Building 1100 W. Mallon Spokane, WA 99260 458-2505, TTY 447-5980 http://www.spokanepolice.org

Toxic Chemical & Oil Spills WA 800-258-5990, ID 800-632-8000

Underground Storage Tanks WA & ID 800-826-7716

WA State Patrol Report Drunk Drivers 800-283-7865

Legal Aid

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Spokane Chapter
835-5211

Center For Justice 35 W. Main Ave., Ste. 300 Spokane, WA 99201
835-5211, fax 835-3867
http://www.cforjustice.org
Legal representation for low-income people on issues regarding institutional accountability, civil rights and regional ecosystem.

CLEAR LINE (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice And Referral)
1325 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101
888-201-1014, 888-387-7111(seniors)
http://www.nwjustice.org
Free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance and referrals to low-income residents of WA, staffed with lawyers and paralegals providing immediate information. CLEAR SR is projected for 60 +.

Consumer Credit Couneling Services
4407 N. Division Ste 814 Spokane, WA 99202
242-4222, Fax 327-7562
http://www.moneyman.org
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Provides alternatives to bankruptcy, teaches budgeting, financial education to high school students, bankruptcy counseling, 24 hour toll free phone counseling.

Consumer Protection
WA Attorney General’s Office
1116 W. Riverside Spokane, WA 99201
800-551-4636, 456-3123
http://www.atg.wa.gov
Helps with consumer problems and business complaints and legal representatives for state agencies. Brings lawsuits on behalf of citizens of Washington regarding unfair/ deceptive business practices.


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Gonzaga Native American Law Caucus
313-3790
Contact Bonnie White

Human Resources Dept.
City of Spokane 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201
625-6703, TDD 625-6689
Provides mediation and conciliation in cases of alleged discrimination, and offers education, training and referral.

National Indian Rights Fund
1506 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302
303-447-8760, Fax 443-7776
http://www.narf.org

NW Indian Bar Assn C/O Reservation Attorney
The Tulalip Tribes
6700 Toterm Beach Rd., Tulalip, WA 98271
360-651-3444
http://www.nwiba.org
Pres: Lael Echo-Hawk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Non-profit organization of Indian attorneys and judges in the NW. Aspires to improve the legal and political landscape for tribes. Provides role models and mentors in the legal profession and encourages and promotes pro bono legal work can civic involvement that benefits Indian people on reservations and urban areas.

NW Women’s Law Center
907 Pine St. # 500 Seattle, WA 98104
206-621-7691, TTY 521-4317, Fax 682-9556
http://www.nwwlc.org
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lead paralegal: June Krumpotick, Legal information, self-help materials and referral statewide, services by phone only.

Northwest Justice Project
Legal Advice
Toll Free: 1-888-201-1014

Public Defender’s Office
Spokane County, 1033 W Gardner Spokane, WA 99260
477-4246, Fax 477-2567
http://www.spokanecounty.org
Provides legal counsel for indigent persons in criminal and juvenile dependency cases, also takes mental health cases.

Volunteers Lawyers Program
1704 W. Broadway Spokane, WA 99201
324-0144
http://www.spokanebar.org
Divorce advice clinic, family law advice and housing justice project 1-4 pm, m-th. Individual consultations, limited/ full representation in civil law matters by volunteer attorneys for low-income residents of Spokane County. Clients may also be referred by calling 888-201-1014

Voter Registration Spokane County 1033 W. Gardner Ave., Spokane, WA 99260
477-2320, Fax 477-6607
http://www.spokanecounty.org/educations
Contacts: Vickie Dalton and Paul Brandt, voter registration, transfer of registration and cancellation for all county elections, and absentee ballots for registered voters.

Women Helping Women Fund
1315 N. Napa St.
328-8285

Unemployment Law Project
Community Bldg/East 35 W. Main Ave Ste 370E, Spokane, WA 99201
624-9178, 800-940-9178,
http://www.unemploymentlawproject.org
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Laurie Hoffman, Free legal assistance and information to people who have been denied unemployment benefits, offices in Seattle and Spokane, offers services to anyone with a WA state claim.

Domestic Violence

Alternatives To Domestic Violence – YWCA
829 W. Broadway Spokane, WA 99201
326-1190 x 139
http://www.ywca.org/Spokane
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Dir: Patty Wheeler, 24-hour crisis services to victims of domestic violence, including safe shelter, support-crisis intervention and case management. Provides legal advocacy to aid victims in obtaining orders of protection, crisis hotline: 326-2255

Domestic Violence Hotlines
Crime Victim Crisis Line 210 W. Sprague Spokane, WA 99201
624-7273

Family Crisis Network
447-5483

Family Resource Center
800-932-0932

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233


Domestic Violence (continued)


NW Women’s Law Center
907 Pine St. # 500 Seattle, WA 98104
206-621-7691, TTY 521-4317, Fax 682-9556
http://www.nwwlc.org
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lead paralegal: June Krumpotick, Legal information, self-help materials and referral statewide, services by phone only.

Sexual Assault & Family Tramua (SAFET) Response Center
210 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201
Office 747-8224, 24 hour Hotline 624-7273
Training, Therapy, support groups, sexual assault advocacy, outreach, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, interpreters provided, human trafficking, homeless & homeless prevention, DSHS advocacy, domestic violence advocacy, crisis hotline, crisis counseling, crime victim compensation assistance and other services.

Women Helping Women Fund
1315 N. Napa St.
328-8285

Veterans Services

Health Care For Homeless Veterans
705 W. Second
462-2500
Health care for homeless veterans, access to surplus military clothing for homeless veterans, hours M - F 8am – noon and 1pm – 4:30pm.

Airmen & Family Readiness
92MSS/DPF 4 W. Castle St. Fairchild AFB WA, 99011
247-2246, 247-2248
http://www.fairchildfamilysupport.com
Provides information/ referral, life skills, employment assistance, duty separation support, relocation, emergency interest-free loans, and financial wellness for active duty, retired, Reserve/ Guard and DOD civilians and families, ID card required to enter the base.

Armed Forces Emergency Services – America Red Cross
315 W. Nora Spokane, WA 99205
888-737-4306,
http://www.spokaneredscross.org
Information/ Referral, reporting/communication and access to financial assistance for emergency travel/basic needs for active duty military members, veterans and their families, on call 24/7.

College/ Universities Veterans Outreach Centers
SCC Ana Roney 533-7027, SFCC Katie Reis 533-3504, Assists veterans with transition to civilian life and provides support once reintegrated into the academic community. For EWU and Gonzaga University see Spokane VA Medical Center.

Point Man Ministries International
6010 N. Assembly, Spokane, WA 99205
994-7177
http://www.geocities.com/pmimintl
Contact Mike Zorn, Christian outreach for vets by vets.

Spokane VA Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly, Spokane, WA 99205, 434-7000
800-325-7940, Fax 434-7119,
http://www.va.gov
Administers to OSA military veterans, social worker arranges services, and provides a mobile health clinic to outlying counties.

Spokane Valley Vet Center
100 N. Mullan Road, Ste 102
(509) 444-8387
Point of contact is Mike Ogle or David Baird
• Readjustment Counseling Services
1. Difficulty in transitioning to from military to civilian
2. Sleep difficulties
3. No patience for "stupid people"
4. Anger issues
5. Isolation
6. Post Traumatic Stress
• Family Counseling
• Marriage Counseling
• OIF Group that meets twice a month on Saturdays

Applying for compensation Disability:
Adrian Wall – (509) 924-1262
• You need to have a copy of your DD214
• Copy of Military Medical Records – if have them
• Copy of 201/ personnel File – if have them
• Call Service Officer Adrian at the Spokane Valley Vet Center or go to building 6A
• Process is suppose to take about 6 months for OIF/OEF Veterans


Veterans Services (continued)


Veterans Administration Medical Center – Behavioral Health
4815 N. Assembly, Spokane, WA 99205
434-7260, Fax 434-7113

Tribal Veteran Assistance Representatives
Colville/Spokane
634-2755, Fax 634-2740,
Lavada Anderson
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Veterans Department Worksource – Spokane
130 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202
532-3100, 532-3102
http://www.worksource.spokane.org
Chuck Elmore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Michael Briscoe, Admin: Ron Yancey. Helps veterans with job placement, free workshops: winway resume, assessment, PC jobs, job application.

WS Colville
956 S. Main, Ste B, Colville, WA 99114
685-2119, Fax 685-6094
Kenneth Walden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veterans Fraternities & Support Resources
American Legion, http://www.legion.org/homepage.php
Disabled American Veterans Outreach Program (WA), 911 N. Madison St., Spokane, WA 99205, 325-1720, 800-949-4232
Veteran to Veteran LLC, http://www.hadit.com
Veteran of Foreign Wars, http://www.vfw.org
Veteran for Peace, http://www.veteransforpeace.org
Vietnam Veterans of America, http://www.vva.org

Veterans’s Housing – Volunteers of America
624-2378, Fax 624-2275
http://www.voa.spokane.org
Transitional housing for chronically homeless veterans also provides mental health and medical referrals, employment readiness and independent living training.

Veterans Outreach Center
100 N. Mullan Rd, Ste 102, Spokane, WA 99206
444-8387, Fax 444-8388
http://www.va.gov
Team Leader: David Baird. Counseling services for veterans and their families. Provides counseling to those who have lost a loved one on active duty.

WA County Veterans Coalition
1102 W. College, Secoma Bldg. Spokane, WA 99201, 477-3690, Fax 477-2299, http://www.spokanecounty.org
Admin: Frank Thompson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Provides emergency counseling, housing, food and medical cost for indigent veterans and their families.

Women Veterans Resources & Sexual Assault Advocacy
http://www.militarywoman.org

Women Veterans Coord. Spokane 434-7608

Women Organizing Women
http://www.vetwow.com,
Spokane Area, Advocacy: DeEtta Lubbers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial Resources:

• Spokane Country Veterans Services – Chuck Elmore (509) 477-3690/2600
• VIP/Defenders Grant – Check with WorkSource Vet Reps (509) 532-3101/3102
• DSHS – student status can apply for food stamps, WA Basic Healthcare Insurance – WICK, Emergency funds for rent (509) 227-2200
• AVISTA – call to ask for reduce billing program (SNAP) (509) 456-7111

Employment resources

WorkSource
Michael or Stephanie or Ron – 130 South Arthur, Spokane (509) 532-3101/3102
• Need copy of DD214 Member/Service 4 form to apply for unemployment
• Need to ask about Dislocated Workers Program
• Need to ask about Commissioner Approved Training
• Need resume assistance
• Job search assistance - military occupation was aviation mechanic
• Financial hardship- ask about the VIP Grant

Regional VA Office (Seattle)
1-800-827-1000
For VA Loans, Health Benefits, etc
Address: 915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA

American Legion WDVA
Veterans Services Office.
(509) 434-7750
address: 4815 N. Assembly Bldg 6-A

Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com
https://www.asbestos.com/
The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.


Veterans Resources (continued)

Education resources

Veterans Education Benefits:
Linda, Spokane Community College – (509) 533-2077
Spokane Falls Community College – (509) 533-3504
• Schedule appt.- take DD214 to determine benefits
• Compare GI Bill with New one coming out in Aug 2009

Scholarships/Resources
• Review list of scholarships in folder
• Google or Yahoo search – Iraqi Veterans scholarships as new ones show up on a regular basis
• Apply for financial aid

GI Bill for training/apprenticeships:
• You can use your GI benefits for tech schools, apprenticeship programs, or for approved On The Job Training Programs - Montgomery Fund only – Post 9/11 program must be taken at a college

Meal Programs and Sites

Drop in sites that offer meals and other services.

A Cup of Cool Water
1106 2nd
747-6686
age 22 and under, 1-4pm and 7-8pm tues, weds and thurs

All Nations Christian Center
1201 W Spofford
844-4400
box meals, sundays after the service

The City Gate
170 S. Madison
455-9670
call for details

Crosswalk
525 W. Second
838-6596
ages 13-18, 9am, 12noon, and 6pm 7 days a week.

En Cristo-Whitworth
1101 W 1st
468-9718
call for details

Emmanuel Lutheran
314 S. Spruce
838-4409
call for details

House of Charity
32 W. Pacific
624-7821
7:30 – 9a.m. and 11a.m. Mon – Sat and 4:00p.m. Sundays

New Hope Ranch Urban Center
1701 W 3rd Ave
954-5145
call for details

One World Spokane
1804 E Sprague Ave
270-1608 or 251-0156
Two free options daily. 11a.m. – 3p.m. Tues – Sunday

Our Lady of Lourdes
1115 W Riverside
358-4290
sandwiches 11a.m.-12noon and 4-5p.m. mon-fri

Peaceful Valley Center
214 N Cedar St
624-8634
call for details

Shalom Ministries Central United Methodist
518 3rd Ave
455-9019
call for details


Meal Programs and Sites (continued)


SNAP Sack Dinner & Outreach Project
1222 W. 2nd Ave
456-6597 or 953-6578
call for details

St. Ann’s Sunday Lunch
2120 W. 1st Ave
535-3031
1p.m. sundays

Truth Ministries
1606 E Sprague
456-2576
nightly meals

Union Gospel Mission
1224 E. Trent
535-8510
Men only; 7a.m., 12noon, and 6p.m. (5p.m. on sundays)

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant
1620 N. Monroe St.
324-1995
women and children only 4-6p.m. tues-thurs and 1:30-3:30p.m. friday

Winter Soup Kitchen
600 S. Richard Allen Ct.
534-3007
january through march 4-6p.m. tues - thurs

Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels
321 S Dishman Mica
924-6976
call for details

Spokane Valley United Methodist
115 N Raymond Rd
924-7262
call for details

Spokane Valley Partners
10814 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, 99206
927-1153
Energy assistance, rental assistance, gas vouchers, bus passes, prescription assistance, clothing bank, and food bank. Must live in Spokane Valley to receive assistance.

Our Place
1509 W. College Spokane, WA 99201, 99201
*Food bank for West Central area only. Financial assistance for emergency utilities and limited transportation for West Central area only. Clothing bank open to all.

St. Vincent Depaul
722 N. Regal, Spokane, WA 99202
534-2824
*Gives emergency clothing, food, furniture, household items, and other assistance.

Second Harvest Food Bank
(Call for nearest locations, 534-6678)
Provides emergency food to singles and families, days and hours vary by location.

American Indian Community Center
801 E. 2nd
535-0886
Variety of services for American Indian clients, food bank for residents in 99202 zip code and all Native Americans.


Disaster Relief – Public Safety

Address Confidentiality 800-822-1065

Amber Alert 800-843-5678

American Red Cross Inland NW
315 W. Nora Spokane, WA 99205
326-3330, 800-793-0278,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Exec Dir: Pat Moseley, Provides help during natural disasters, man made disasters and fires.

Block Watch
901 N. Monroe St, Ste 254 Spokane, WA 99201
835-4572, Fax 835-4596
http://www.spokanecops.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Citizen Corp Council
Spokane Disaster Committee/ Citizen Corps Council
1618 N. Rebecca Spokane, WA 99217
495-4645
http://www.citizencorps.gov
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Volunteers that are prepared for preventing and threats of terrorism and crime, and other emergencies and disasters.

COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services)
901 N. Monroe, Ste 254 Spokane, WA 99201
http://www.spokanecops.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Volunteer community-policing substations that assist Spokane police.

Credit Reports
Prevents identity theft and provides a fraud alert statement on credit.
Experian 888-397-3742, Equifax 888-766-0008, Transunion 800-680-7289

Crime Prevention
Spokane County, 112 W. Gardner Spokane, WA 99201
City 625-4079
Valley 477-2592 - County 477-2592
Coordinator Diana Somerville
Senior volunteers do in-home security assessments and vacation home checks. Sponsored by the police department.

Crime Reporting Center
Spokane police
532-9266
Spokanecrimereportingcenter.org

Crime Victim Service Center
Lutheran Community Services NW
210 W. Sprague Spokane, WA 99201
TDD 866-751-7119,
http://www.lcsnw.org
Provides support and tools to respond to crises or address needs for information and referrals for crime victims. Trains providers for 24 hours-a-day crisis intervention, support at hospitals if medical care is needed related to crime, and support and thru legal process.

FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Regional Center Pacific NW
130 228th St SW. Bothell, WA 98021-8627
425-487-4600

Fire Department Offices – Information (WA)
625-7000

Fire Reports
Dept Natural Resources
800-562-6010

Fire Stoppers
Spokane Fire Dept.
44 W. Riverside Spokane, WA 99201
625-7058
Helps children 12 and younger experimenting with, and interviews them and parents to help with understand the importance of fire safety and the child’s motivation for fireplay.

WIN211
http://www.win211.org/
Call: 211 or 877-211-9274

If you do not have access to the internet, this Community Resources Directory is your link to help. However, if you do have access to the internet, Win211 gives you an astoundingly comprehensive database.

Win211 contains over 5,480 health and human service providers, representing 9,450 sites and more than 16,980 local services available throughout Washington. You can access 2-1-1 Community Resources Database by accessing http://www.win211.org and define the type of help you want and your location.

If you do not find the service you need, call: 2-1-1 from anywhere in Washington to speak to a 2-1-1 Information and Referral Specialist for assistance. - Or you can dial toll free 1-877-211-9274.

211 Information and Referral Specialists are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, excluding holidays.

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