ABOUT

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​MISSION AND HISTORY

CUP OF COOL WATER (CCW) IS A NONPROFIT MINISTRY IN DOWNTOWN SPOKANE THAT WALKS ALONGSIDE YOUTH WHO ARE HOMELESS ON THEIR JOURNEY OF RECONCILIATION WITH THEMSELVES, GOD, AND SOCIETY. OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS A 501(C)(3) IN AUGUST 1997, WE’VE BEEN SERVING YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR MORE THAN 23 YEARS. THROUGH THE GOSPEL, WE BUILD HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND PROVIDE YOUTH WITH BASIC SERVICES. WE CARRY OUT OUR MISSION THROUGH A DROP-IN CENTER, STREET OUTREACH, MENTORSHIP, LIFE SKILLS AND JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS WHILE EMPHASIZING OUR CORE VALUES OF COMMUNITY, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, RELATIONSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT.


IN 2018 AND 2019, CUP OF COOL WATER MADE MORE THAN 20,000 CONNECTIONS WITH YOUTH THROUGH ITS DROP-IN CENTER, BIKE SHOP AND OUTREACH WITH MORE THAN 800 INDIVIDUAL YOUTH. 


CCW STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS REACH OUT TO SPOKANE YOUTH WEEKLY, WALKING THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN TO MEET YOUTH WHERE THEY’RE AT. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF OUR STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM IS TO ESTABLISH RAPPORT AND ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO VISIT OUR DROP-IN CENTER TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL SERVICES.


AT THE CCW DROP-IN CENTER, VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF CREATE A SAFE AND CONSISTENT ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUTH CAN EAT A MEAL AND HAVE SOME OF THEIR NEEDS MET WITHIN A LOVING, CARING COMMUNITY. THE DROP-IN CENTER SERVES AS A CONNECTION POINT BETWEEN YOUTH AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS INCLUDING HOUSING SPECIALISTS, SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. IT ALSO PROVIDES YOUTH ACCESS TO CLOTHING, SHOWERS, LAUNDRY, INTERNET AND PERSONAL HYGIENE SUPPLIES.

LEADERSHIP & FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DANIELLE RIGGS, BOARD CHAIR
JEFF WARNER, TREASURER
BOB RIGGS, SECRETARY
BILL OSBORNE, MEMBER
GREG BIRCHELL, MEMBER
IRINA CHERKASSKIKH, MEMBER
JOHN BLYCKERT, MEMBER
LENORE THREE STARS, MEMBER
MARTAL PREWITT, MEMBER

PROGRAM STAFF

AMANDA JONES
DANIEL LUFIYELE
JOSH GREER
LEXI OELLRICH
MICHELLE DEBORD
RANDY WALTMAN

FINANCIALS