Flaherty House
(a Program of Volunteers of America)
(509) 489-4043

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator: Colleen
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To provide transitional living for 5 young men, 18-22 who are out of foster care, to become independent, self-sufficient and learn valuable employment skills.

The home has three furnished bedrooms (two shared rooms and one single) and three bathrooms as well as shared kitchen, living and laundry facilities. Flaherty House offers comprehensive case management and 24-hour staff supervision.

Flaherty House works to prevent homelessness, crime and addiction by providing a safe, supportive and nurturing home for young men who are:
  • homeless or in transition to living independently
  • low-income and seeking stability and progression in school,  employment or treatment services
  • unable to live with family

Residents can live at in the house for up to 18 months (or until turning 22).

Residents are required to:
  • share a room with one other young man
  • contribute to shared cooking and cleaning responsibilities
  • work towards self-sufficiency with the assistance of a case manager
  • attend school and/or work
  • participate in independent-living classes, employment-readiness training and house meetings
  • contribute 30% of their income for room and board expenses through our protective payee program

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Mentor young men