Additional Warming Spaces Now Open

Erin Hut, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, January 12, 2024 at 9:37 p.m.

Additional shelter space is now available for people needing to get out of the cold, with even more coming online soon.

The City has entered into an agreement with Compassionate Addiction Treatment to move their surge beds to the Cannon Street Shelter. The shelter is now open for full-time service through January 18. The City has also entered into a partnership with Phoenix Protection Cooperation for security, beginning Saturday morning.  

Simultaneously, the City has partnered with Jewels Helping Hands to open two additional churches for warming within the next few days. Twenty beds are available at Knox Presbyterian starting Friday night and 20 more best will be available at Morning Start Baptist on Monday.  

Daytime Warming 

Daytime warming services are also available at Spokane Public Library locations. These locations are open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.  

Spokane Public Library will open four locations on Monday, January 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide access to a warm indoor space. The Library was previously scheduled to be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.    

The following locations will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.   

  • Hillyard, 4110 N Cook St  
  • Liberty Park, 402 S Pittsburg?   
  • Shadle Park, 2111 W Wellesley Ave   
  • Central, 906 W Main Ave   


Spokane Transit Authority (STA) busses are allowing fare waivers for people who state they are going to a warming center or shelter, when the temperature is below 32 degrees. Jewels Helping Hands is also offering shuttle service to any of the surging locations over the next week. People can call 509-723-6201 for assistance.