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House of Charity
(a program of Catholic Charities)
32 W. Pacific Ave - PO Box 223,
Spokane, WA 99210
509-624-7821

Contact: Contact: Ed McCarron
emccarron@ccspokane.org

http://www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org


Purpose:
House of Charity services the poorest of Spokane’s poor—the homeless and transient of downtown—by providing shelter, case management and mental health counseling, medical care, transitional and permanent housing, and daily essentials such as food, access to toilet and shower, gear storage and other critical services.

They serve 15-20 women and 75-100 men per day.

The House of Charity serves men in any condition, including the intoxicated and actively substance abusing (as long as a basic level of respect is maintained), and offers its services free of charge based upon need, not creed or ability to contribute.  

The services are the basic necessities for physical survival and include food, medical care, mental health counseling and case management, housing, shower and toilet facilities, laundry, clothing, personal effects storage, and sleeping room for 108.

Statistics:  
  • The vast majority are homeless due to substance abuse and mental illness.


Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Volunteer a 3-4 hour commitment per month.
  • This is not an area where youth can help.
  • Men needed to help run facility in evening
  • People with teaching experience that lend themselves to teaching to homeless.
  • Volunteers are need to help in the kitchen and sort clothing.
  • Donations needed:   Basic clothing such as socks, underwear and serviceable blue jeans; money; blankets, hats and gloves in winter; toiletries, soap, shampoo, female hygiene items, towels, clothing.

Annual Events:
Bishop’s Poor Man’s Meal, first week of October annually



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