Since 1958, the House of Charity (HOC) has accepted anyone in any condition, including those suffering from mental illness and addiction.
The HOC provides emergency services including meals, clothing, showers, shelter, mail delivery, and case management to an underserved population of homeless, transient, and poor men and women in the Spokane area while ensuring preservation of individual dignity. We serve a population of men and women who are 18+.
We offer a variety of programs for both men and women, including our Drop-In Day Program, Emergency Sleeping Program, Respite Program, BRIDGES Program, Residential Client Program, and Housing First Projects. Medical care is through Providence outreach Clinic, staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses.
To learn more about these programs, please visit our website by clicking on the "Visit Our Website" button in our contact table.
Open: Daily 7:30 am - Noon
Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 am, 7 days/week
Lunch: 11:00 - 11:30 am, 7 days/week
Men's sleeping program: check-in between 6:30 pm - 8 pm, 7 days/week.
Our valued volunteers bring smiles and hope to our patrons who utilize services at our shelter! There are many ways you can volunteer at the House of Charity. Some positions include the following listed below:
- Deliver mail for our patrons during our Day Program
- Drive our van to local grocery stores to pick up donated groceries that help feed our patrons
- Help with the Emergency Sleeping Program check-in process in the evening
- Assist with preparing and/or serving Breakfast and/or Lunch for our patrons to enjoy
- Go out onto the floor and interact with our patrons, fostering genuine conversations with out patrons and building empathetic relationships with a human population neglected by society
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For more information or questions about volunteering, please contact Cassandra Mooter, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (509) 624-7821, ext 104.
The House of Charity is always in need of toiletries, towels, and pajamas. Our kitchen is often in need of items such as coffee, sugar, and butter as well. If you or your organization wishes to make a donation or run a donation drive, items may be dropped off during daytime hours.
Bishop's Brunch: This annual event provides a wonderful opportunity to better understand the world of our homeless brothers and sisters. Tour the House of Charity and enjoy brunch with Bishop Daly. This year's brunch will be on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. RSVPs are not required.
Last Updated By: Cassandra Mooter @ 04/07/2017 2:17pm