Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant
Last week, the City of Spokane celebrated the launch of Family Promise of Spokane’s newest program, Open Doors. Open Doors is an emergency day shelter for homeless families.
With our partners the Family Promise of Spokane, Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America and The Salvation Army the city is building a 24/7 shelter system. So far, this collaborative effort is working. The number of homeless individuals in Spokane is decreasing. This is great news but the city understands that there is still a lot of work to do.
The Open Doors shelter is a step in the right direction. This is Spokane’s first day shelter. They provide food, supplies, showers, computers and laundry access to these families during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Families that utilize Open Doors are assessed and then connected with local resources. These resources help families enter transitional programs or stable housing situations.
Since, Open Doors’ opening on December 5th they have served over 1,500 adults and children. The City of Spokane looks forward to an ongoing relationship with Open Doors and we are excited to see all the compassionate work they will do!
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