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Help provide hope for a
family that is homeless.

Join 600 other volunteers who serve homeless families in Spokane
Our promise:
We promise to do whatever we can to help create a community where no family is homeless.

We believe that every family needs shelter and support to sustain their independence. There are over 2000 homeless children in Spokane County.

Over the last 19 years, Family Promise of Spokane has empowered and trained thousands of volunteers to help homeless families.

It is happening in a place you would least and most expect it to happen. It happens in churches all over Spokane and through all kinds of community-minded volunteers and businesses who volunteer to make meals, clean sheets, listen and smile. Over 35 churches partner to keep homeless families together and moving towards home again, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Scroll down to learn more!
Three programs. One Purpose.
Volunteering that
changes everyone.
From the moment a family is homeless until three years after they are in a home,
Family Promise of Spokane is helping homeless families with a holistic offering of programs that focuses on the family because of our host of Volunteers.
Family Promise of Spokane is love and kindness in action; it touches the hearts of guests, volunteers, and contributors alike."

—Ted and Diane Ketcham - Longtime Volunteers

We love gathering the former families, current homeless families and volunteers together. It's a bit like a reunion!
Why do people volunteer with Family Promise?
Coordinator - Kaleo Church
"Serving with Family Promise allows our community to come around our neighbors in their most difficult times. Volunteers become so much more than volunteers; they become friends; and they are given the opportunity to come alongside others and provide what our city always needs more of - kindness. Through volunteering, we no longer see homelessness as just an issue we can set aside and throw money at. We begin to see people - just like us - who deserve not only our help and resources but also our friendship."

Coordinator - St. John the Evangelist
"Family Promise is one of the most integrated ministries in which our congregation is involved. We are very grateful for the resources to provide some level of ongoing financial support to various other local ministries whereas Family Promise gives us the opportunity to provide hands-on service of hospitality to our guests that is different than writing a check."
Coordinator - St. Mary's Catholic Church
"St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spokane Valley has been a part of Family Promise from the very start. Many of our parishioners look forward to the week we host families. They serve in many ways, from meals to laundry to dinner or over-night hosts. Our hosting families love the opportunity to spend time with the families and hopefully make a difference in their lives. For some of our families this is an invaluable way to start teaching their children about community service. All in all it's a very rewarding experience."
What do Volunteers do?
Volunteers are the heart of the program. They can share their time and talents in many ways, usually just for a few hours every three months, by cooking and serving meals, playing with children and helping them with homework, staying overnight with guest families, or helping guests with resume writing.
We can help you start this journey towards volunteering. After filling out a short application below, we can help you or your group find a satisfying volunteering opportunity.
Volunteer Application
Whether you are looking for a place to volunteer or you are looking for volunteer opportunity for your church or group, we have an opportunity for everyone. Choose the appropriate button below to start the journey! It only takes five minutes!
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Our Mission:
One child, One family at a time,
with our community of faith,
we strive to make a difference
in the lives of homeless families
by providing shelter, support and the means
to sustain their independence.

Over the years we have given a hand-up instead of a hand-out, successfully empowered 85% of our families to get back on their feet and back into a sustainable, improved lifestyle and worked with FAMILIES to keep the family unit together as they work through the barriers that have led to their homelessness.
The Family Promise Staff
We are grateful to serve our families by partnering with volunteers.
Steve Allen
Executive Director
Steve has been the executive director for the past three years. He oversees the staff, fundraising and strategic vision for the orginziation.
Jon Schuler
Villlage Director
Jon works with Mentoring program, Family Enrichment and Church Engagement.
Lynnetta Lewis
Bridges Director
Lynnetta oversees the families in our program and is the liasion with the hosting churches.
Kermit Nelson
BRIDGES Weekend Supervisor
Kermit is our transportation driver and weekend supervisor. He also drives for Open Doors.
Susan Heitstuman
BRIDGES Office Manager
Susan is the kind voice on our phone, smile at the door and oversees the administrative details.
Joe Ader
Joe oversees the 24/7 Emergency Family Day Shelter. He also speaks on Understanding Poverty.
631 S. Richard Allen Court
Spokane, WA 99202

904 E. Hartson Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
© 2016 Family Promise of Spokane
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If you are a homeless family...
We want to do whatever we can to help you move to a place of safety and health.

Starting December 1, 2016, we will be able to help you at our 24/7 Emergency Day Shelter in the South Perry District that will help give you a welcoming, warm place to start your journey towards getting back into a home.

Until then, if you are a homeless family looking for some temporary shelter and an advocate to get you back into permanent housing, you will first need to
call the Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment (HFCA)
and set up an appointment.

The number is: 509-325-5005

Through this new program in Spokane, your family will be interviewed and assessed for services. We are now one of the providers using this system.

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